Books on World War Two enjoy enduring popularity and Wartime Courage tells extraordinary stories from across the armed forces. Prime Minister Gordon Brown is always guaranteed to receive attention in the media. Paperback reviews are anticipated across the national press.
Gordon Brown was born in 1951 and went toschool in Kirkcaldy. He studied at Edinburgh University from the age of 16 and graduated with Master of Arts at 19 with 1st Class Honours, later gaining a Doctorate of Philosophy. From 1976 to 1980, he lectured at Edinburgh University and then Glasgow College of Technology, before taking up a post at Scottish TV. From 1983-1984 he was Chair of the Labour Party Scottish Council and in May 1983 became MP for Dunfermline East. He was Opposition spokesperson on Treasury and Economic Affairs (Shadow Chancellor) from 1992. With the election of the Labour government in May 1997, Gordon Brown became Chancellor of the Exchequer, and held the post for ten years. Following the resignation of Tony Blair, he became Prime Minister in June 2007. He is married to Sarah Macaulay and they have two sons.
PRAISE FOR COURAGE: 'His approach is refreshing ... readable and intelligent' Sunday Times 'The book tells us as much about Brown's own personal journey as it does about the courage of those he describes ... very moving' Guardian 'Extremely well-written: aphoristic, evocative and, most surprisingly of all, pacy ... a page-turner. Trust me: this is a fine book' Spectator