Memoirs of a Minor Public Figure by Des Wilson

Memoirs of a Minor Public Figure by Des Wilson

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This must-read book is in sharp contrast to the recently published memoirs of our current bunch of political powerbrokers, whose self-revelatory stories have done so much to shatter everyone's belief in the veracity of our political processes. Memoirs of a Minor Public Figure is the perfect antidote to the spinmeisters'.

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Des Wilson's career achievements include: The founding of the influential homeless charity Shelter; receiving the 1989 ITN award as 'environmentalist of the decade'; being a member of the English Cricket Board. As well as being the author of 15 books and a journalist, public speaker, and radio and television personality, he found time to actively engage in two life-long interests, in his younger years to play cricket, and in later years to play poker. Des Wilson's compelling memoirs, published to coincide with his 70th birthday in March 2011, will fascinate those who remember his many dynamic campaigns for social justice. They should also excite and inspire a younger generation who will discover, by reading one man's story, just how much ordinary citizens can achieve if they decide to fight political dereliction, bureaucratic bullying, and corporate greed. The philosophies and practical strategies that helped change Britain are just as relevant today. So is his revealing account - as one of its 'founders' - of how the Liberal Democrats came about and how the party has developed. His intriguing history of that party and his discussion of the emergence of a coalition will enliven the current political debate.

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SKU GOR003065207
Title Memoirs of a Minor Public Figure
Author By (author) Des Wilson
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Quartet Books
Year Published 2011
Number of Pages 428
ISBN 10 0704372053
ISBN 13 9780704372054
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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Des Wilson's career achievements include: The founding of the influential homeless charity Shelter; receiving the 1989 ITN award as 'environmentalist of the decade'; being a member of the English Cricket Board. As well as being the author of 15 books and a journalist, public speaker, and radio and television personality, he found time to actively engage in two life-long interests, in his younger years to play cricket, and in later years to play poker. Des Wilson's compelling memoirs, published to coincide with his 70th birthday in March 2011, will fascinate those who remember his many dynamic campaigns for social justice. They should also excite and inspire a younger generation who will discover, by reading one man's story, just how much ordinary citizens can achieve if they decide to fight political dereliction, bureaucratic bullying, and corporate greed. The philosophies and practical strategies that helped change Britain are just as relevant today. So is his revealing account - as one of its 'founders' - of how the Liberal Democrats came about and how the party has developed. His intriguing history of that party and his discussion of the emergence of a coalition will enliven the current political debate.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR003065207
Title Memoirs of a Minor Public Figure
Author By (author) Des Wilson
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Quartet Books
Year Published 2011
Number of Pages 428
ISBN 10 0704372053
ISBN 13 9780704372054
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No