Salmond: Against the Odds

Alex Salmond is well known as a former leader of the Scottish National Party and First Minister of Scotland, but relatively little is understood about Salmond as a human being, why he supports Scottish independence, what shaped his political views, and what sort of country he believes an independent Scotland can be In this biography, David Torrance turns his attention toAlex Salmond is well known as a former leader of the Scottish National Party and First Minister of Scotland, but relatively little is understood about Salmond as a human being, why he supports Scottish independence, what shaped his political views, and what sort of country he believes an independent Scotland can be In this biography, David Torrance turns his attention to one of the most capable and interesting politicians Scotland has produced Utilising a raft of published material, Torrance charts the life and career of Alex Salmond from his schooldays, his political activism at St Andrews University, his early career at the Royal Bank of Scotland, his election as the MP for Banff and Buchan and his two spells as leader of the SNP and, from 2007, as First Minister of Scotland.
Salmond Against the Odds Alex Salmond is well known as a former leader of the Scottish National Party and First Minister of Scotland but relatively little is understood about Salmond as a human being why he supports Scottis

  • Title: Salmond: Against the Odds
  • Author: David Torrance
  • ISBN: 9780857901019
  • Page: 246
  • Format: ebook
  • 1 thought on “Salmond: Against the Odds”

    1. Found the political biography too taxing and tedious as I have absolutely no background to Scottish politics and politicians. There were a lot of names thrown and a fair amount of political knowledge is required in order to understand this biography. Unfortunately for a novice like me I got little out of this book :(

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