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Obviously Iraq and the Middle East rank high in this, particularly as Straw gradually found his own approach diverging from Blair's. However, again, he manages not to get bogged down in the well-tramped ground of the lead up to the Iraq war, instead expanding the discussion to include his views on Israel, Iran and the policies of the US, UK and Europe in regard to the region. While there is much in here about UK domestic politics, as Foreign Secretary Straw worked closely with the US administration and talks extensively about his relationships with people of the stature of Rice and Powell as they worked together to maintain a common approach to foreign policy matters.
If the book has a weakness, it is that sometimes Straw assumes that we know and remember events as clearly as he does and so doesn't take time to explain the background as fully as he might. For instance, he refers to Brown's remarks about Mrs Duffy during the election campaign, but doesn't remind us what these remarks were.
Even in the UK I suspect that in 10 years time memories will have faded and I wonder if the book's longevity will be affected as a result. Perhaps that's a recommendation to read it now! Overall, a well written, interesting biography leavened by a considerable amount of self-deprecating humour - very enjoyable.
The BBC kindly put the comments on air in the midst of an interview with Brown, leading to a huge press hoohah and a good deal of public humiliation for Brown. Jun 04, Gill rated it really liked it Shelves: non-fiction , audible. This was a well written, and interesting account of the author's life and political career. I learnt a lot about the different offices he held, and about British politics in general. Jack Straw is a career politician a fact, not a negative view! I think he sometimes assumes too much of the readership; for example, he talks of his student union days as if th This was a well written, and interesting account of the author's life and political career.
I think he sometimes assumes too much of the readership; for example, he talks of his student union days as if they were followed nationally, when in reality i don't think many people paid too much attention to student politics. He also refers to a lot of speeches and incidents as if we all knew them well already. Perhaps it's just me, but despite being quite interested in politics, a lot of these events were new to me! A real strength of this account is the effort Straw puts into analysing his decisions, and discussing the origin of his views.
Whether you agree with his politics or not, you are led to understand and respect them during the read. My interest wained a little in places, but overall this was a very good political memoir. Jan 04, Rose East rated it really liked it. The first half of this book dealing with Jack Straw's early life and being an opposition MP is much more engaging than the second, where he gives few insights into government in general, and Blair and Brown's relationship, the Iraq war, Brown's premiership in particular.
I enjoyed the book very much, but wish he had been a bit more forthcoming, and told me some things about the Blair years that I did not already know. Jun 16, Mark Cunningham rated it it was amazing.
Very interesting book about the life and career of one of Labour's best politicians and MP's. Covering the Iraq War and many other issues during the Labour government, this book will make you think and maybe even a chuckle or two as well. Aug 13, Paul Duffy rated it it was ok. I went in to this book with high hopes as I'd actually been something of a fan of Jack Straw. After reading the book, however, I was left with a bad taste in my mouth.
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Think this guy is amazingly full of himself and ended up with a much lower opinion of him at the end of the book vs the beginning. Jan 13, Rhona Arthur rated it it was amazing.
I'd forgotten how much I really enjoy a good political biography. This is well written and it really is a memorable history of our times. Straw writes with ease and its well researched and referenced throughout. Absolutely fascinating when read in conjunction with the plethora of memoirs and biographies! Mar 13, Jayne rated it liked it. Unlike a lot of politicians Mr Straw comes across as honest and genuine and someone who cares passionately about his country and his constituents. The book for me was a bit slow to get going but was worth persevering with, it didn't get too bogged down with intricate political processes but instead concentrated on the more human and personal aspects.
Feb 07, Allison rated it really liked it. An Interesting read used to think he w a s a fabulous MP Home Secretary etc but he's gone down in my estimation. Dec 29, Jane rated it really liked it Shelves: british , biography , politics. Jul 11, Lord Tedric rated it liked it Shelves: non-fiction. An interesting book which gives a much better description of the New Labour years from the inside than Tony Blair's. Andrew Brown rated it liked it Feb 07, Fartnoise Fartnoise junior rated it liked it Oct 30, They were saying, "C'mon, down you go! Don't worry, it's safe below. Looking back, there were some frightened firemen.
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