Shadow Warrior

Shadow Warrior : The Autobiography of Greenpeace International Founder David McTaggart

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'He's cold. He's calculating. He's Machiavellian. He's unremorseful. He's unremitting. I mean he will just do it, whatever he's got to do, and then he'll invite you out for a beer.' Peter Wilkinson, one of McTaggart's most trusted colleagues David McTaggart captured public attention in 1972 and 1973 when he sailed his small boat into a French nuclear-testing site at Mururoa atoll. In 1973, McTaggart successfully delayed the test and led the French to send seven commandos to ram his ketch 'Vega' and attack the crew. McTaggart almost lost his right eye in the scuffle. Fortunately for McTaggart, the whole incident was captured on still camera and caused an international uproar and to the founding of Greenpeace International. For more than three decades, this restless and driven man took on the world's rich and powerful. In the process he not only created a long list of friends but an equally impressive list of enemies. He retired to Italy in 1991 and died in a car crash in March 2001 aged 68. The bulk of his autobiography was written before his death and completed from notes.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 157.48 x 236.22 x 35.56mm | 635.03g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • ORION
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 8 B/W Photo\Illu(s),16 Colour Photo\Illu(s),2 Map(s)
  • 0752852477
  • 9780752852478

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Pete Wilkinson, former Director of Greenpeace UK and Greenpeace International, and friend/fellow campaigner of David McTaggart kindly agreed to set asidea day to do radio interviews to promote the book PRESSTHE TIMES, reviewTHE GUARDIAN, reviewIRISH INDEPENDENT, reviewTYRONE TIMES Belfast, reviewBBC WILDLIFE magazine, reviewLEICESTER MECURY, reviewCHURCH TIMES, reviewHUDDERSFIELD EXAMINER, reviewHAM & HIGH, reviewCOVENTRY EVENING TELEGRAPH, reviewNUNEATON EVENING TELEGRAPH, review RADIOBBC RADIO NORTHAMPTON - interviewBBC RADIOWILTSHIRE SOUND - interviewBBC RADIO BRISTOL - interviewBBC RADIO SHROPSHIRE- interviewBBC RADIO KENT - interviewBBC RADIO NORFOLK - reviewBBC RADIO HEREFORD & WORCESTER - interviewBBC RADIO LEEDS - interview TVTeletext - inteshow more

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