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Title: Wagon Wheels. "30 Days: A Month at the Heart of Blair's War" by Peter Stothard. [review]
Authors: Walsh, Richard
Keywords: Australian
Book Reviews
10 Downing Street
Cabinet Room
Prime Minister Tony Blair
Cherie Blair
Leo Blair
Sir Robert Walpole
President of Chile
Bill Clinton
Oxford University
George W. Bush
Jose Maria Aznar
Silvio Berlusconi
John Smith
George Brown
September 11
Saddam Hussein
Winston Churchill
Harold Macmillan
Franklin D. Roosevelt
John F. Kennedy
United Nations Security Council
Jacques Chirac
Camp David
Old War Office Room
David Owen
Margaret Thatcher
Falklands War
Yemen civil war
Gerry Adams
Martin McGuinness
Northern Ireland
Middle East
Bob Woodward
Bush at War
Issue Date: Dec-2003
Publisher: Australian Book Review
Citation: Walsh, Richard 2003. Wagon Wheels. Review of "30 Days: A Month at the Heart of Blair's War" by Peter Stothard. 'Australian Book Review', No 257, December, 22-23.
Series/Report no.: No 257
Abstract: This book is as beguilingly English as a Fortnum & Mason picnic hamper. Peter Stothard (a former editor of "The Times" and current editor of the "Times Literary Supplement") spent a month inside 10 Downing Street reporting in intimate detail the comings and goings there during the critical days before and after the Coalition of the Willing began its assault on Iraq on March 20 this year. He evokes a life-size doll’s house from which a war is being waged by perplexed adults in suits and jeans, who pick spasmodically at substandard food, fantasise about fitness régimes and support spectacularly unsuccessful soccer teams. The man in charge lives in a flat above this strange enterprise with the rest of his family.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/570
ISSN: 0155-2864
Appears in Collections:No 257 - December, 2003 / January, 2004

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