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Tony Blair was born in Edinburgh in 1953. He became MP for Sedgefield in 1983, leader of the Labour Party in 1994, and was prime minister of the United Kingdom from May 1997 to June 2007.

Since leaving Downing Street, Tony Blair has served as the Quartet Representative to the Middle East, working with the Palestinians on behalf of the USA, UN, Russia and EU to prepare for statehood as part of the international community’s effort to secure peace.

In May 2008 he launched the Tony Blair Faith Foundation which promotes respect and understanding between the major religions and makes the case for faith as a force for good in the modern world.

His Africa Governance Initiative works with leaders and their governmentson policy delivery and attracting sustainable investment in Rwanda, Sierra Leone and Liberia.

As the first major head of government to bring climate change to the top of the international political agenda at the 2005 G8 summit, Tony Blair works with world leaders to build consensus on an international climate policy framework.

In recognition of his debt to the North East of England, he has launched The Tony Blair Sports Foundation, to increase opportunities for young people to participate in sport.

He is married to Cherie Booth QC, and they have four children.

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Whose God Rules? Is the United States a Secular Nation or a Theolegal Democracy?

Whose God Rules? Is the United States a Secular Nation or a Theolegal Democracy?

Author: Tony Blair Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/12/2011

This book demonstrates that the United States, whether we like it or not, is a theolegal nation - a democracy that simultaneously guarantees citizens the right to free expression of belief while preventing the establishment of a state religion.

A Journey

A Journey

Author: Tony Blair Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/06/2011

In 1997, Tony Blair won the biggest Labour victory in history to sweep the party to power and end eighteen years of Conservative government. He has been one of the most dynamic leaders of modern times; few British prime ministers have shaped the nation's course as profoundly as Blair during his ten years in power, and his achievements and his legacy will be debated for years to come. Now his memoirs reveal in intimate detail this unique political and personal journey, providing an insight into the man, the politician and the statesman, and charting successes, controversies and disappointments with an extraordinary candour. A Journey will prove essential and compulsive reading for anyone who wants to understand the complexities of our global world. As an account of the nature and uses of power, it will also have a readership that extends well beyond politics, to all those who want to understand the challenges of leadership today.

Journey

Journey

Author: Tony Blair Format: eBook Release Date: 02/09/2010

Tony Blair is a politician who defines our times. His emergence as Labour Party leader in 1994 marked a seismic shift in British politics. Within a few short years, he had transformed his party and rallied the country behind him, becoming prime minister in 1997 with the biggest victory in Labours history, and bringing to an end eighteen years of Conservative government. He took Labour to a historic three terms in office as Britains dominant political figure of the last two decades.A Journey is Tony Blairs firsthand account of his years in office and beyond. Here he describes for the first time his role in shaping our recent history, from the aftermath of Princess Dianas death to the war on terror. He reveals the leadership decisions that were necessary to reinvent his party, the relationships with colleagues including Gordon Brown, the grueling negotiations for peace in Northern Ireland, the implementation of the biggest reforms to public services in Britain since 1945, and his relationships with leaders on the world stageNelson Mandela, Bill Clinton, Vladimir Putin, George W. Bush. He analyzes the belief in ethical intervention that led to his decisions to go to war in Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Afghanistan, and, most controversially of all, in Iraq. A Journey is a book about the nature and uses of political power. In frank, unflinching, often wry detail, Tony Blair charts the ups and downs of his career to provide insight into the man as well as the politician and statesman. He explores the challenges of leadership, and the ramifications of standing up, clearly and forcefully, for what one believes in. He also looks ahead, to emerging power relationships and economies, addressing the vital issues and complexities of our global world.Few British prime ministers have shaped the nations course as profoundly as Tony Blair, and his achievements and his legacy will be debated for years to come. Here, uniquely, we have his own journey, in his own words.From the Hardcover edition.

Responsibility to Protest

Responsibility to Protest

Author: Tony Blair, John Pilger, Noam Chomsky Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/2009

A Ministry of Enthusiasm Centenary Essays on the Workers' Educational Association

A Ministry of Enthusiasm Centenary Essays on the Workers' Educational Association

Author: Tony Blair Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/03/2003

With contributions from practitioners and scholars in adult education, 'A Ministry of Enthusiasm' sets the WEA in its historical and social context, tracing its development, and asks key questions about the provision of adult education today. Has it become a middle-class movement? Is it an instrument of social change or is it an academic institution along classical lines? Is it an autonomous voluntary organisation or has it become an arm of the state educational service? The contributors provide answers to these questions from a variety of perspectives. This book offers an overview of the important themes in the WEA's history and relates the past to the present and future of the association. More importantly it shows just how valuable a contribution the WEA has made to lifelong learning. Tony Blair, from the foreword

A Ministry of Enthusiasm Centenary Essays on the Workers' Educational Association

A Ministry of Enthusiasm Centenary Essays on the Workers' Educational Association

Author: Tony Blair Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/03/2003

With contributions from practitioners and scholars in adult education, 'A Ministry of Enthusiasm' sets the WEA in its historical and social context, tracing its development, and asks key questions about the provision of adult education today. Has it become a middle-class movement? Is it an instrument of social change or is it an academic institution along classical lines? Is it an autonomous voluntary organisation or has it become an arm of the state educational service? The contributors provide answers to these questions from a variety of perspectives. This book offers an overview of the important themes in the WEA's history and relates the past to the present and future of the association. More importantly it shows just how valuable a contribution the WEA has made to lifelong learning. Tony Blair, from the foreword

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