The Accidental American

  • by James Naughtie
  • Narrated by James Naughtie
  • 2 hrs and 52 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Read by the author himself, here is the fascinating and compelling story of the special relationship between Tony Blair and America.Blair's affair with America is one of the most compelling stories of our time. He is the prime minister whose bonding with George W. Bush imperiled his political future in Britain while making him a hero to many Americans after 9/11. In this powerful and compelling narrative, James Naughtie asks why Americans took him to their hearts, and what this means for our politics, our leaders, and the kind of country we are.
In seven years, Tony Blair turned the "special relationship" into something of a love affair. With unparalleled knowledge and using the testimony of a wide circle of intimate contacts, Naughtie traces the roots of Blair's American obsession - from the intimacy of the Clinton years to the controversy of the Bush administration's War on Terror ¿ showing how he has revelled in the adulation and respect showered on him.
This is essential listening for anyone hoping to understand the enigma of Tony Blair.


What the Critics Say

"Absorbing....The portrait of Blair is deeply alarming." (Independent)
"Well worth reading. Naughtie has an admirably rounded prose style....some good stories and many illuminating quotes." (Guardian)


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Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-05-2007
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.