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  • By Philip Algar
    Jul 10, 2013
    Ray Dafter has managed to cram several careers into his fascinating life. In this intriguing and interesting account, he recalls events from his days on a local newspaper which led to his becoming one of the UK's leading journalists, on the Financial Times, involved in events which were of global importance. He later was a senior executive in several prominent UK companies in the public and private sectors and he also was and is, active in a number of charities. The story is told with commendable self-effacement and will appeal to those who want to know more about how journalism works and the story behind the story. The author's career included appointments with royalty, cabinet ministers and captains of industry and the venues the Oval room of the White House, the cabinet room in Downing Street and the desert tents of Middle Eastern potentates. He argued with Cary Grant, chatted to Prime Minister Anthony Eden and explored energy economics with Kenneth Galbraith. This book was written... More > primarily for his friends and family but it must be hoped that demand for this edition, the proceeds of which are being given to charity, will prompt a more detailed volume from an experienced writer.< Less
  • By claire gray
    May 8, 2013
    A great book, that gives insight into the life of an ambitious businessman, who meets many amazing people, whilst visiting many amazing the same time as trying to raise a family and be a loving father and husband. Witty and moving, this journalist has never lost the art of writing.
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Product Details

First Edition
Claire Gray
April 25, 2013
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
0.79 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
5.83 wide x 8.26 tall
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