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Where Power Stops by David Runciman

Where Power Stops

The Making and Unmaking of Presidents and Prime Ministers

David Runciman

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Imprint: Profile Books Ltd
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Publication date: 29 Aug 2019
ISBN: 9781788163330

David Runciman tackles the limitations of high office and how the personal histories of those who achieved the very pinnacles of power helped to define their successes and failures in office. These portraits show what characters are most effective in these offices. Could this be a blueprint for good and effective leadership in an age lacking good leaders?

4 stars out of 5
Caroline Sanderson
10 May 2019

"my go-to source of thoughtful reflection on current affairs"

In this age of obfuscation, Runciman's weekly podcast "Talking Politics" has become my go-to source of thoughtful reflection on current affairs. In this illuminating book, he tackles the limitations of high office and looks at how the characters and histories of those who have achieved it defined their successes and failures while in power. Among those whose leadership styles he scrutinises are Margaret Thatcher, Bill Clinton, Tony Blair, Barack Obama, Theresa May and Donald Trump, providing us with a potential blueprint for the kind of good leadership we are currently sorely lacking.

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