The Life and Times of Mark Thatcher
Thatcher's Fortunes by Mark Hollingsworth
Book DescriptionBut the bigger question on everyone's minds during the saga has been: just how has the son of the former Prime Minister made his fortune? For the first time, "Thatcher and Son" provides the answers. It reveals that Margaret Thatcher was far more involved in helping her son enrich himself - and indirectly their family - while she was Prime Minister than was realised. For most of the Thatcher decade, Mark lived in the USA, married to 'an ordinary Texan millionairess. From that base, he exploited his famous name for commercial gain. He was a middleman on a multi-billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia, private security contracts in America and oil ventures in Africa. In recent years, Mark Thatcher has led a semi-secluded life in South Africa, although he continued to consort with arms dealers. Now, his connections with mercenaries who were attempting to topple the president of Equatorial Guinea have propelled him back on to the front pages. Packed with new revelations about Mark and Lady Thatcher's financial and commercial affairs, this book also provides an insight into the twilight worlds of international arms-dealing and oil trading. But at its heart, Thatcher and Son is an insider's account of one of the world's most famous political dynasties.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781840189728
(234mm x 153mm x 35mm)
Imprint: Mainstream Publishing
Publisher: Mainstream Publishing
Publish Date: 8-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Presents an account of one of the world's most famous political dynasties. This book shows that while she was prime minister, Lady Thatcher was active in lobbying for contracts in which her son had a commercial interest. It also shows that she allowed him to use her office to enrich himself through arms deals in the Middle East.
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Author Biography - Mark Hollingsworth
Mark Hollingsworth is an investigative journalist and writer. He is the author of eight books, notably Defending the Realm: MI5 and the Shayler Affair and Saudi Babylon: Torture, Corruption and Cover-Up Inside the House of Saud. Paul Halloran was the chief investigative reporter of Private Eye from 1980 until 1992. He is also the co-author of A Bit On the Side: Politicians and Who Pays Them.
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