Salmond: Against the Odds (Paperback)

By David Torrance


Book details

  • Publisher: Birlinn
  • Format: Paperback
  • Publication date: 18th Oct 2011
  • ISBN13: 978-1780270661
  • Publisher size: B format
  • Dimensions:
  • Pages: 350


Alex Salmond is known throughout Scotland, the UK and beyond as the leader of the Scottish National Party and Scotland’s First Minister, but relatively little is understood about Salmond as a human being, what makes him a Nationalist, what shaped his political views, and what sort of country he believes an independent Scotland can be. In this biography, with which close colleagues and friends have co-operated, acclaimed political biographer David Torrance turns his attention to one of the most capable and interesting politicians Scotland has produced in the last few decades. Utilising a raft of published and unpublished material, Torrance charts the life and career of Alex Salmond from his schooldays right up to the SNP’s victory at the 2011 Scottish election.

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