By David Torrance
Alex Salmond is celebrated in Scotland, the united kingdom and past because the chief of the Scottish nationwide occasion and Scotland's First Minister, yet fairly little is known approximately Salmond as a individual, what makes him a Nationalist, what formed his political beliefs, and what kind of state he believes an self sustaining Scotland could be. during this first biography, with which shut colleagues and associates have co-operated, the acclaimed political biographer David Torrance turns his consciousness to might be probably the most able and engaging politicians Scotland has produced within the previous couple of many years. applying a raft of released and unpublished fabric, Torrance charts the lifestyles and profession of Alex Salmond from his schooldays, his political activism at St Andrews collage, his early profession on the Royal financial institution of Scotland, his election because the MP for Banff and Buchan and, in better intensity than ever earlier than, his spells as chief of the SNP and, from 2007, as First Minister of Scotland.
A masterful paintings with complicated research' - Dorothy-Grace Elder, Scottish evaluation
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Salmond: Against The Odds by David Torrance