Hardback The third man : life at the heart of New Labour / Peter Mandelson.
Publication year: 2010
Publisher: London : HarperPress,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780007395286 (hbk.) : 0007395280 (hbk.) :
The first published memoirs by one of New Labour's three founding members. Frank, honest and revealing, it presents a dramatic first-hand narrative of a historic period of change in British politics and lays bare Peter Mandelson's intimate, complex relationship with Britain's two New Labour Prime Ministers.
xxiii, 584 p.,  p. of plates : col. ill., ports. (chiefly col.) ; 24 cm.
A terrific read, which is gripping from start to finish. Peter Mandleson writes an absorbing account of the New Labour era, with a particular focus on the many tribulations (and occasional upsides) of working so closely alongside the latterly disastrous Blair - Brown pairing. The book is well written and as you'd expect does present Mandleson in a sympathetic tone. As an individual he comes across intelligent, erudite, and good company, and leaves the reader hoping that he will publish more insights into this period of British politics.