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Title: A FORTUNATE LIFE The Autobiography of Paddy ...
Publisher: Aurum Press Ltd, London
Publication Date: 2009
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Signed: Inscribed By Author
Edition: First Edition, First Impression.
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No other British political leader of the postwar generation has led a life as varied, adventurous, and dramatic as Paddy Ashdown. He has been an officer in the Royal Marine Commandos, a diplomat, an MP and leader of his party, and an international peacemaker in war-torn Bosnia. In this sprawling autobiography that addresses his years in politics, he writes with authority about topics as diverse as tracking down infiltrating Indonesian forces in the jungles of Sarawak; landing a raiding party from a submerged submarine; the difficulties of learning Chinese; negotiating with Tony Blair; and bringing stability to a country wracked by civil war. While deadly serious when discussing his family, his country, his party, and the Bosnian people, Ashdown also has a refreshing gift for self-deprecating wit and has wealth of anecdotes. This is the self-portrait of a man who has lived life to the fullest for the benefit of a nation.About the Author:
Paddy Ashdown was the High Representative for Bosnia-Herzegovina for nearly four years, an office that was created in 1995 to oversee the civilian implementation of the Dayton Peace Agreement. He is the author of several books, including The Ashdown Diaries and Swords and Ploughshares.
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