Courage : Eight Portraits

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Prime Minister Gordon Brown explores the lives of eight outstanding twentieth-century figures, in order to better understand courage. These eight heroes are very different people, with very different strengths and frailties, but all share an extraordinary and inspirational courage that Brown celebrates in these fascinating and moving portraits.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 18mm | 212g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 0747593310
  • 9780747593317
  • 827,939

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'Trust me: this is a fine book' Spectator 'The book tells us as much about Brown's own personal journey as it does about the courage of those he describes ... very moving' Guardian 'His approach is refreshing ... readable and intelligent' Sunday Times 'I'm steeped in Brown style. It's inimitable, and it's all over Courage ... His writing reflects his character: a ferociously clever and studious man' PR Week
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About Gordon Brown

Gordon Brown was born (1951) and educated in Kirkcaldy. He studied at Edinburgh University from the age of sixteen and graduated with Master of Arts at nineteen with 1st Class Honours, later gaining a Doctorate of Philosophy. He was elected Rector of Edinburgh University by the student body and from 1972 to 1975 was Chairman of the University Court. From 1976 to 1980, he lectured at Edinburgh University and then Glasgow College of Technology, before taking up a post at Scottish TV. From 1983-1984 he was Chair of the Labour Party Scottish Council and in May 1983 became MP for Dunfermline East. He was Opposition spokesperson on Treasury and Economic Affairs (Shadow Chancellor) from 1992. With the election of the Labour government in May 1997, Gordon Brown became Chancellor of the Exchequer, and held the post for ten years, making him the longest serving Chancellor for 200 years. Following the resignation of Tony Blair, he became Prime Minister in June 2007. He is married to Sarah Macaulay and they have two sons.
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