Heros and Contemporaries Paperback
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Heros and Contemporaries
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Jonathan Aitken was for many years at the heart of British journalism and politics. His early chapters offer illuminating portraits of historical characters he knew as a young man including Sir Winston Churchill, his son Randolph Churchill, and Lord Beaverbrook, the authors great uncle, who founded the Aitken dynasty of newspaper owners and politicians.
In his own career, which took him through 23 years in the House of Commons to the Cabinet, Aitken became close to some of the most intriguing figures in British politics including Harold Wilson; Margaret Thatcher and her family; and Michael Portillo all profiled in these pages.
Jonathan Aitken also enjoyed a colourful personal and business life which ranged wider than politics. This is reflected in the chapters on Sir James Goldsmith, John Aspinall and Sir Frank Williams. During his prison sentence Aitken was visited by several of his subjects including Lord Longford and Nicky Gumbel. The resulting mixture of these profiles makes a book of attractively written biographical studies full of fresh perceptions and revealing stories.
Heros and Contemporaries by Jonathan Aitken was published by Continuum in March 2007 and is our 51810th best seller. The ISBN for Heros and Contemporaries is 9780826494412.
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Heroes and ContemporariesJulia Brand, via The Good Book Stall
A very interesting book containing the potted profiles of public figures that Jonathan Aitken has met in his varied life. There is an eclectic mix of prominent people beginning with Lord Beaverbrook and ending with Nicky Gumbel. The other portraits worth mentioning are Winston Churchill, Margaret Thatcher and Lord Longford .It is the sort of book you could give to anyone interested in biographies and because of the subject matter the Christian faith only gets mentioned when faith has been part of that person’s life so there are some interesting contrasts.
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Details for Heros and Contemporaries
|Author / Artist||Jonathan Aitken|
|Publisher||Continuum (March 2007)|
|Number of Pages||320|
|Page last updated||20th February 2018|