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After studying history at Oxford and the University of Pennsylvania, Jonathan Powell worked for the BBC and Granada TV before joining the Foreign Office in 1979. In 1994 Mr Blair, then Leader of the Opposition, poached him to join his `kitchen cabinet' as his Chief of Staff. When Labour achieved its landslide victory in 1997 Powell was at the heart of the Downing Street machine. He was the only senior member of staff to remain at Blair's side throughout his time at the top of British politics. He has always maintained a low profile and has never before told his story.

Books by Jonathan Powell

Talking to Terrorists

An inside look at the subterranean exchanges that occur between governments and terrorist organisations.

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The New Machiavelli

From a former close advisor to Tony Blair, a devastating, frank and insightful analysis of how power is wielded in the modern world

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Great Hatred, Little Room

The definitive account of the Northern Ireland Peace Process, by one of the key players - Tony Blair's ex-Chief of Staff, Jonathan Powell.

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