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'Where Power Stops' - an evening with David Runciman

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Heffers and the Cambridge Union Society present . . .

Lyndon Baines Johnson, Margaret Thatcher, Bill Clinton, Tony Blair, Barack Obama, Gordon Brown, Theresa May, and Donald Trump: each had different motivations, methods, and paths, but they all sought the highest office. And yet when they reached their goal, they often found that the power they had imagined was illusory. Their sweeping visions of reform faltered.They faced bureaucratic obstructions, but often the biggest obstruction was their own character. In 'Where Power Stops: The Making and Unmaking of Presidents & Prime Ministers', David Runciman tackles the limitations of high office and how the personal histories of those who achieved the very pinnacles of power helped to define their successes and failures in office.

Join Professor David Runciman at the Cambridge Union Society as he talks about his new book Where Power Stops: The Making and Unmaking of Presidents & Prime Ministers. The discussion will be chaired by Christopher Clark, author of The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914, and it will be followed by a Q&A session and a book signing (Where Power Stops will be available to purchase at the event).

Tickets for the event are priced at £7 in advance or £8 on the door, and can be purchased through this page, by calling 01223 463200 or in person at Heffers bookshop. Please note that tickets are transferable but non-refundable.

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