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Boris Johson: The Gambler - Tom Bower


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With his trademark access, insight and candour, Britain's leading investigative biographer tackles his most fascinating subject yet- Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson, the UK's Prime Minister.
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Author: Tom Bower

Date Published: 15-Oct-2020

Based on a wealth of new interviews and research, this is the deepest, most rounded and comprehensive protrait to date of the man, the mind, the politics, the affairs, the family - of a loner, a lover, a leader. Revelatory, unsettling and compulsively readable, it is the most timely and indispensable book yet from Britain's leading investigative biographer. Many of us think we know Boris Johnson's story well. His ruthless ambition was evident from his insistence, as a three-year-old, that he would one day be 'world king'. Eton; Oxford; journalism and politics; his transformation from bumbling stooge on Have I Got News for You to a triumphant Mayor of London overshadowed only by his colourful personal life, brimming with affairs, scandals and transgressions. His ascent to Number 10 in the wake of the acrimonious, era-defining Brexit referendum would prove to be only the first act in an epic drama that saw him play both hero and villain - from proroguing parliament to his controversial leadership of the Covid-19 crisis, all against the backdrop of divorce, marriage and the birth of his sixth child. Yet despite his celebrity, decades of media scrutiny, the endless vitriol of his critics and the enduring admiration of his supporters, there is so much we've never understood about Boris - until now.

About the Author
Tom Bower is acknowledged as Britain's leading investigative writer. His 24 bestselling books encompass a remarkably wide range of subjects. His most recent books include the most authoritative and best-selling account of Tony Blair's decade as prime minister and the definitive biographies of Gordon Brown and Geoffrey Robinson MP. His previous book published in 2018, The Rebel Prince, the story of Prince Charles's scandal-ridden bid to rehabilitate himself after Princess Diana's death, was a number one best-seller. Bower is probably is best known for his unvarnished and unauthorised biographies of Britain's most controversial tycoons including Robert Maxwell, Richard Branson, Mohamed Fayed, Tiny Rowland, Bernie Ecclestone and Simon Cowell. However, his previous books won great acclaim.
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EXPLOSIVE... Contains a string of startling revelations about Mr Johnson's public and personal life, and goes farther than any previous biography towards solving the enigma of his true personality... The political book of 2020. * Daily Mail *
Staggering... Tom Bower [is] the master of the unauthorised biography * Tatler *
A colourful and often catty read... full of zingers... Bower insists Boris Johnson should not be underestimated * The Telegraph *
Tom Bower made his name as a writer of acid-pen biographies and his latest is no exception ... It's all there: the affairs, the lies, the broken promises, the unpaid debts. * Jonathan Freedland, The Guardian BOOK OF THE WEEK *
Another brilliant book by the master biographer * Piers Morgan *

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