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The Ghost

by Robert Harris

The Ghost
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    Oct 2007, 335 pages
    Aug 2008, 352 pages

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  • Mirroring Adam Lang, Tony Blair stepped down as Prime Minister of the UK in June 2007. One of the hallmarks of his decade-long term was his close relationship with the United States. His decision to ally with the U.S. to fight terrorism cost him politically.

  • In 2007, Blair sold his memoir for an advance of £5 million (~$10m). In The Ghost, Adam Lang is given $10 million. Talk about a case of life imitating art! Blair's book was bought by Random House (Alfred A. Knopf in the United States and Canada, and Hutchinson in Britain) and won't be published for a few years, by ...

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