History of Michigan: Volume 4

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With unequaled authority and dramatic detail, the first volume of Charles Moore’s authorized biography of Margaret Thatcher reveals as never before the early life, rise to power, and first years as prime minister of the woman who transformed Britain and the world in the late twentieth century. Moore has had unique access to all of Thatcher’s private and governmental papers, and interviewed her and her family extensively for this book. Many of her former colleagues and intimates have also shared previously unseen papers, diaries, and letters, and spoken frankly to him, knowing that what they revealed would not be published until after her death. The book immediately supersedes all other biographies and sheds much new light on the whole spectrum of British political life from Thatcher’s entry into Parliament in 1959 to what was arguably the zenith of her power—victory in the Falklands in 1982.

Drawing on an extraordinary cache of letters to her sister Muriel, Moore illuminates Thatcher’s youth, her relationship with her parents, and her early romantic attachments, including her first encounters with Denis Thatcher and their courtship and marriage. Moore brilliantly depicts her determination and boldness from the very beginning of her political career and gives the fullest account of her wresting the Tory leadership from former prime minister Edward Heath at a moment when no senior figure in the party dared to challenge him. His account of Thatcher’s dramatic relationship with Ronald Reagan is riveting. This book also explores in compelling detail the obstacles and indignities that Thatcher encountered as a woman in what was still overwhelmingly a man’s world.

Moore’s admiration for Thatcher is evident, yet his portrait is convincingly clear-eyed, conveying both how remarkable she was and how infuriating she could be, her extraordinary grasp at mastering policy and what needed to be done, and her surprising vulnerabilities. At the moment when Margaret Thatcher becomes a part of history, Moore’s portrait enlivens her, compellingly re-creating the circumstances and experiences that shaped one of the most significant world leaders of the postwar era. 
As of January 2012, the world held seven billion people, up from five billion just twenty years before. The middle class in China, India, and Brazil is just taking off, which means those countries will desire the same resources Americans currently take for granted. If the rest of the world attempts to consume resources at the same rate as the United States, we would require five Earths.

We already know that dozens of toxic chemicals can be found in our bodies of water, in the food we eat, in the air we breathe. Species are disappearing a thousand times faster than normal, and the planet has not seen such a burst of extinction in sixty-five million years, since the dinosaurs disappeared. Islands and nations are already building seawalls to keep out the rising oceans. By the middle of the twenty-first century, it is predicted that fourteen states will experience high or extreme water shortages due to global warming. Since 1982, America has paved, built on, and developed thirty-five million once-rural acres, as much land as is encompassed in New York state. Bruce Katz, vice president and director of the Brookings Institution's Metropolitan Policy Program, notes that between 2007 and 2030, "we will develop another 213 billion square feet of homes, retail facilities, office buildings, and other structures. That’s double the amount of space in the United States today.”

We are living in extraordinary times and are facing enormous challenges and tragedies on a vast scale. We are being increasingly buffeted by high-powered hurricanes, tsunamis, earthquakes, mudslides, wildfires, and acts of international terrorism, while dealing with increasing economic insecurity and growing inequality.

A system that cannot deliver the well-being of people and the planet is in big trouble. We can no longer put our heads in the sand. Bold action is necessary, and if the government is too gridlocked or uninterested, then we—as individuals, communities, corporations, and nonprofits—must.

My strategy for regional growth and prosperity has four key components: environment, economy, equity, and security. When these four issues are addressed simultaneously, growth and prosperity will be advanced in the most comprehensive, holistic way. Sustainable development, which in this case means both economically and environmentally, will occur while permitting more individuals to grow out of poverty and further stabilize the middle class, the backbone of America.

This book is a synthesis of historic and contemporary literature explaining our environmental, social, and economic condition. I reference only the most respected, highly acclaimed researchers, scientists, academics, and professionals. Once presented, the call to action should be clear.

America will add between one hundred and one hundred forty million people by mid-century. As the population grows, leaders will be asked to make increasingly difficult land-use decisions. “Where and how will we, our children, and future generations live, work, shop, play and travel from place to place? How we choose to answer questions like this will determine how we accommodate growth without squandering valuable natural resources, sacrificing the livability of our neighborhoods or violating our sense of community,” says the Urban Land Institute’s Urban Plan of 2011.

Dengan gaya bercerita yang tak tertandingi dan detil yang dramatis, biografi resmi Margaret Thatcher karya Charles Moore mengungkapkan hal-hal yang belum pernah diungkap sebelumnya tentang masa-masa awal kehidupan, kekuasaan, dan kepemimpinan sebagai perdana menteri dari seorang wanita yang mengubah inggris raya dan dunia di akhir abad keduapuluh. Moore memiliki akses unik ke semua dokumen pribadi dan pemerintahan Margaret Thatcher dan mewawancarainya dan keluarganya dengan leluasa saat menyusun buku ini. Banyak di antara teman baik dan kolega Margaret yang menunjukkan dokumen-dokumen, buku harian, dan surat-surat yang belum pernah dilihat sebelumnya dan berbicara padanya (Moore) dengan terang-terangan, tahu bahwa apa yang mereka ungkapkan tidak akan diterbitkan sampai kematian (Thatcher). Buku ini seketika menggantikan biografi lain dan membuka perspektif baru tentang spektrum kehidupan politik Inggris secara luas dari sejak Margaret Thatcher masuk ke parlemen pada 1959 sampai pada puncak kekuasaannya ? kemenangan di Falkland pada 1982.

Di antara fokus buku ini adalah surat-surat istimewa tersembunyi yang ditujukan ke saudara perempuannya, Muriel yang menjelaskan tentang masa mudanya: hubungannya dengan orang tuanya; kecintaannya pada pakaian; romansanya di masa muda; kesan pertamanya terhadap Denis Thatcher; masa pacaran dan pernikahan mereka. Buku ini dengan brilian menggambarkan kemauan dan ketegasannya dari awal karir politiknya. Buku ini memberikan penjelasan lengkap dan menarik saat ia merebut kepemimpinan Tory dari Ted Heath saat tidak ada tokoh senior di partai yang mampu menantangnya. Belum berakhir, buku ini juga menjelaskan saat dua tahun masuk ke pemerintahan, ia dikepung dan hari-harinya dipercaya akan segera berakhir. Juga menjelaskan pengalamannya sebagai wanita di dunia politik yang masih dianggap sebagai dunia lelaki.

Charles Moore jelas-jelas mengagumi subjeknya tapi ini tidak membuat buku ini tanpa kritik. Dia menunjukkan apa saja yang mengagumkan tentang Thatcher dan apa yang bisa membuat geram, kekuatannya yang luar biasa dan kadang kerapuhannya yang mengejutkan, jauh lebih meyakinkan dari karya lainnya. Saat ini ketika Margaret Thatcher menjadi tokoh sejarah, biografi karya Moore memberikan penilaian yang mengagumkan bagi subjeknya.[Mizan, Bentang Pustaka, Biografi, Indonesia, Inggris, Wanita]
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