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Book Review: 'A Journey: My Political Life'
Book Review: 'A Journey: My Political Life'

Former British prime minister Tony Blair's memoir "A Journey: My Political Life" is a political biography of unusual interest. As a book, it's unusual because he wrote it himself, which makes this volume unique among the English-speaking world's recent political autobiographies. It also gives "A Journey" a disarming frankness that a professional collaborator almost certainly would have manicured away, along with anecdotes that are unintentionally self-revealing. There are also the extraordinary circumstances surrounding its publication. Blair reportedly received an estimated $7.5-million advance for his memoirs, but advance interest appeared slight. Then...

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