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Heroes and contemporaries.

Aitken, Jonathan.

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ISBN 10: 0826494412 / ISBN 13: 9780826494412
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London : Continuum, 2006. Paperback. viii, 254 p. ; 24 cm. Condition : very good. ISBN 0826494412[KEYWORDS: POLITICS, *. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 208243

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<div><span style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-ansi-language: EN-GB; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA"><br/><p>In the manner of Winston Churchill's book <i>Great Contemporaries</i><span>  </span>Jonathan Aitken brings his personal<span>  </span>knowledge to bear combining personal insights, anecdotes and historical judgements on some of the most important figures of the last century</p><br/><p><span> </span>Aitken was for many years at the heart of British political life. A cabinet minister who was often mentioned as a future prime minister, he worked closely with many of the key figures in the nation's political and social life. In this new book Aitken, has written perceptive profiles of an array of key people and brings his own understanding to their characters, their strengths and their flaws. The book starts with a portrait of Lord Beaverbrook, his great-uncle, who founded the Aitken dynasty of newspaper owners, politicians and public figures. There are portraits of Aitken's own political contemporaries - Michael Portillo and Margaret Thatcher - and of past figures such as Winston Churchill and Harold Wilson.<span>  </span>Aitken's gaze also spreads to intriguing figures beyond the world of politics, into those of sport with Sir Frank Williams and latterly into religion with Nicky Gumbel.</p></span></div>>

Über den Autor: Jonathan Aitken, a former MP and cabinet minister, is the author of 12 books, including his award-winning biography of President Richard Nixon. His recent titles published by Continuum include Pride and Perjury, Psalms for People under Pressure, Prayers for People under Pressure, Charles W. Colson: A Life Redeemed, Heroes and Contemporaries and Nazarbayev and the Making of Kazakhstan.

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