By David Torrance

ISBN-10: 085790101X

ISBN-13: 9780857901019

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 applying a raft of released and unpublished fabric, Torrance charts the lifestyles and profession of Alex Salmond from his schooldays, his political activism at St Andrews collage, his early profession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
'Torrance is an industrious historian and an assiduous biographer' - The usher in

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Aeron reached into his pocket, pulled out a bottle of nasal spray, and squirted it into one nostril and then the next. I figured it was allergies. We struck up a conversation and for some reason after all those years, Aeron was attractive to me. He was tall and broad. He was strong and protective. He was tangible. He wasn’t thousands of miles away, like Wayne. Over the next several hours, we drank and talked and laughed and Aeron continued to inhale his nasal spray until the bottle was empty.

He’s a fucking kid. ” “I don’t care. ” “Okay. ” And just like that, I had him. I had no intention of calling Shad on her behalf—I barely knew her. I just needed a way in, a way to get closer to Shad and, eventually, closer to Wayne.

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