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Himself Alone: David Trimble and the Ordeal of Unionism By Dean Godson,

  • Title: Himself Alone: David Trimble and the Ordeal of Unionism
  • Author: Dean Godson
  • ISBN: 9780002570985
  • Page: 153
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A stunning biography of the Nobel Peace Prize winning politician David Trimble, leader of the Ulster Unionist Party, is one of the unlikeliest and most complicated political leaders of our times Long reviled by nationalist Ireland and much of mainland opinion as an awkward and flinty loyalist extremist, both his admirers and detractors agree that the Belfast Agreement cA stunning biography of the Nobel Peace Prize winning politician David Trimble, leader of the Ulster Unionist Party, is one of the unlikeliest and most complicated political leaders of our times Long reviled by nationalist Ireland and much of mainland opinion as an awkward and flinty loyalist extremist, both his admirers and detractors agree that the Belfast Agreement could not have been made without him This taciturn ex Queen s University law lecturer and lover of opera has become the first Unionist leader to enjoy international recognition, being praised by the Nobel Peace Prize committee for his great political courage and regularly visiting the White House But in the process, he has been excoriated as a traitor by many of his one time supporters In this stunning new biography, Dean Godson has been given unique access to the politician and his papers In addition to conducting over one hundred hours of interviews with Trimble and his wife, Godson has spoken to over three hundred friends, foes and colleagues of the Unionist leader including Tony Blair, Bertie Ahern, Mo Mowlam, Peter Mandelson, John Hume, John Major and John Bruton He has also enjoyed privileged access
    Himself Alone David Trimble and the Ordeal of Unionism A stunning biography of the Nobel Peace Prize winning politician David Trimble leader of the Ulster Unionist Party is one of the unlikeliest and most complicated political leaders of our times Long

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    1. Did a radio piece for BBC Radio Ulster s books programme, to review two recent biographies Bill Clinton s autobiography, My Life, and Dean Godson s, Himself Alone David Trimble and the Ordeal of Unionism.My Life has been dismissed by some as an exercise in some sort of cathartic releasing of guilt, or of exorcising the demons from the darker side of his parallel lives as he self explains his personality framework Meanwhile, others have described Trimble as the loner, as epitomised by Godson s bo [...]

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