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Antony Fisher: Champion of Liberty

Gerald Frost

ISBN 10: 1861975058 / ISBN 13: 9781861975058
Verlag: Profile, 2002
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| Dust Wrapper over Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 9½" x 6¼". 268pp. Index. Cover art by Bob Eames. | First Edition (First Printing).Illustrated with black and white photographs. For more photos or information, use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I'll be pleased to help. The book is in stock and ships from the rustic nirvana of Peasedown St. John, near Bath, England from a long-established bookseller - guaranteed by my reputation and the UK Distance Selling Act. Remember! BUYING THIS BOOK means my Jack Russells get their supper! Condition :: Very Good - in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight. A nice copy. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 167373

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Titel: Antony Fisher: Champion of Liberty

Verlag: Profile

Erscheinungsdatum: 2002

Einband: Hardback in Dust Wrapper.

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Dust Jacket Included

Auflage: 1st Edition

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Antony Fisher's achievements throughout a varied and fascinating life were extraordinary. A successful entrepreneur from his twenties, and a decorated Battle of Britain fighter pilot in World War II, he later introduced chicken factory-farming to the UK (his second wife said, 'Antony did more to put a chicken in every man's pot than any king or politician,') and made a fortune in the process. But it was Fisher's concern with the liberty of the individual, crystallised by a meeting with the free-market thinker Friedrich Hayek (author of The Road to Serfdom) that redirected his life. As a result, Fisher poured his wealth into establishing the Institute of Economic Affairs, an independent economic think tank that later had enormous influence on public policy and the views of leading politicians, notably Margaret Thatcher. By the time Fisher died in 1988 (having lost his fortune in a turtle-farming venture, and only four weeks after being knighted), the IEA and its spin-offs around the world had played a crucial role in changing the direction of post-war politics forever.

About the Author:

Gerald Frost is the former head of two think tanks, including the Centre for Policy Studies. A speechwriter to Keith Joseph during the 1979 general election, he knew Fisher and many who helped establish the IEA, as well as the politicians who came to embrace Fisher's views. He is an experienced journalist and author and has also been an adviser and speechwriter to Margaret Thatcher .

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