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Michael Dobbs was born on 14 November 1948 in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire. After graduating from Oxford in 1971, Dobbs moved to the United States. He attended the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts and graduated in 1977 with an M.A., M.A.L.D., and Ph.D. in nuclear defense studies. After getting his PhD in 1977, Dobbs returned to England and began working in London for the Conservative Party. From 1977 to 1979, he was an advisor to Margaret Thatcher, who was then leader of the Opposition. From 1979 to 1981, he was a Conservative MP speechwriter. From 1981 to 1986, he served as a Government Special Advisor. From 1986 to 1987, he was the Conservative Party Chief of Staff. In 1984, he survived the Brighton bombing at the Conservative Party Conference. From 1994 to 1995, he served in the John Major government as Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party.
Michael Dobbs' writing career began in 1989 with the publication of "House of Cards", the first in what would become a trilogy of political thrillers with Francis Urquhart as the central character; House of Cards was followed by "To Play the King" in 1992 and "The Final Cut" in 1994. In 1990 "House of Cards" was turned into a miniseries. The trilogy received 14 BAFTA nominations and two BAFTA wins and was voted the 84th Best British Show in History. Netflix made a US version based upon Dobbs's first novel and its BBC adaptation. His fourth novel, "Winston's War", (2004), was shortlisted for the Channel 4 Political Book of the Year Award, and his Harry Jones novels, "A Sentimental Traitor" and "A Ghost at the Door", for the Paddy Power Political Book of the Year awards in 2013 and 2014, respectively. His novels are also published in the United States. Anthony Howard of The Times said "Dobbs is following in a respectable tradition. Shakespeare, Walter Scott, even Tolstoy, all used historical events as the framework for their writings. And, unlike some of their distinguished works, Dobbs's novel is, in fact, astonishingly historically accurate".

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"Churchill's Hour"

Автор(и): Michael Dobbs
ISBN: 9780007183050

The combination of Michael Dobbs' excellent writing skills and historical passion, and the legendary character of Winston Churchill, have provided two triumphantly successful books in WINSTON'S WAR and NEVER SURRENDER.In 1941, the war appears to be going badly on many fronts. Churchill is the confirmed leader and so his domestic political struggles are slightly lessened, but battered, bloody and almost bankrupt, Britain limps on. Churchill knows his country cannot win the war alone.

175.00

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"House of Cards"

Автор(и): Michael Dobbs
ISBN: 9780006176909
Видавництво: Collins

The acclaimed political thriller that first introduced the unforgettableFrancis Urquhart MP and launched Michael Dobbs' No 1 bestselling career- now updated with brand new material.Michael Dobbs' entertaining tale of skulduggery and intrigue within the Palace of Westminster has been a huge hit with the public. Its scheming hero, Chief Whip Francis Urquhart, who uses fair means and foul to become Prime Minister, is one of the best-known characters of the last decade - the politician we all love to hate.

324.00

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"Wall Games"

Автор(и): Michael Dobbs
ISBN: 9780006176916

From the No 1 bestselling author of HOUSE OF CARDS, a new-cover reprint of a highly acclaimed thriller of international intrigue that brilliantly captures the tense atmosphere of Berlin -- just before the wall came down. The dawn of glasnost. The thaw is slowly beginning as leaders in both East and West set out tentatively to build a new era of peace. Yet the people of Berlin are in no mood for diplomatic caution.

175.00

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