John Major's autobiography is one of the most personal and revealing ever written by a former British Prime Minister. The account of his childhood, rise and fall is candid, scrupulous and unsparing.
Major's early life was extraordinary; his rise through Parliament meteoric. Soon a favourite of Margaret Thatcher, he became Foreign Secretary and then Chancellor of the Exchequer. When Thatcher fell, he fought and won a shrewd campaign to succeed her.
John Major is candid about his fight to keep sterling in the ERM and his reactions to defeat on "Black Wednesday". He is frank about the civil war that emerged within his party over Britain's relationship with the European Union. He is honest about what he won and what he lost, and about friends and foes within his party as well as outside.