An Improbable Life: The Autobiography (Hardback)Trevor McDonald (author)
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Few public figures possess the gravitas and authority of Sir Trevor McDonald and this account of his life and career takes in many of the most momentous events of the past fifty years. Detailing his remarkable encounters with numerous world leaders, McDonald’s memoir is a brilliantly effective fusion of personal recollection and current affairs.
Sir Trevor McDonald is an extraordinary man - and he has led an improbable life. Now in his 80th year, he is known and loved by people the world over for his humility, charm and natural ease. As a natural storyteller and communicator, he has few equals.
In An Improbable Life, Sir Trevor recounts his personal experience of world events and interviews with globally famous - or notorious - figures. He has witnessed war and death and risked his own life to meet and talk with despots and liberators. We read about his first trip to South Africa, and obtaining the first British television interview with Nelson Mandela; his reflections on the Windrush generation; and experiencing Barack Obama's momentous inauguration as President of the USA. We are also present at his dramatic meetings with Saddam Hussein (the first and only one by a British television correspondent) and Muammar Gaddafi.
Engaging, intimate and moving, this is the life story of an exceptional journalist and broadcaster who over decades has expertly revealed to us history in the making.
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 580 g
Dimensions: 238 x 162 x 34 mm