Here Today Gone Tomorrow: Recollections of an Errant Politician

Here Today Gone Tomorrow: Recollections of an Errant Politician

by JohnNott (Author)

Synopsis

The autobiography of former Defence Secretary Sir John Nott. Nott entered Parliament in 1966 after a career in the City. He became one of Margaret Thatcher's chief lieutenants and was appointed Trade Secretary in her first Cabinet. In 1981 he moved across to Defence where he implemented a wide ranging Defence Review. He was Defence Secretary in the Falklands War Cabinet but left Parliament at the 1983 election. He went on to become chairman of Lazard Brothers and Hillsdown Holdings. He now farms in Cornwall.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 356
Edition: New edition
Publisher: Politico's Publishing Ltd
Published: 02 Sep 2003

ISBN 10: 1842750801
ISBN 13: 9781842750803

Media Reviews
Daily Mirror - Paul Routledge Who would have thought that John Nott had some much of interest to tell us? The Times - Michael Gove A superb memoir Sunday Telegraph - Matthew Parris It is the awkward passion not the mellow recollection which renders this an outstanding autobiography. There is much here that historians will prize. The Guardian - Douglas Hurd John Nott's memoirs catch fire... Nott writes attractively throughout. Simon Heffer, Literary Review Nott has composed one of the best memoirs of the era; it is likely to become an essential source for future historians of that period. Anthony Howard, Sunday Times This is an oddly engaging book. Nott has had a wide and varied career, and some of the best parts of the text are not about politics at all. Norman Lamont, Mail on Sunday What makes the book remarkably entertaining and readable is Nott's spiky intelligence and candour. John Biffen, The Spectator It is the style and its candour that makes this book an excellent read.
Author Bio
John Nott was born in 1932. He started his career as a regular office in the 2nd Gurkha rifles, resigned his commission in 1956 and went up to Cambridge where he was President of the Union. He then joined Warburgs at the beginning of the City revolution leaving it to enter politics in 1966 when he became Conservative MP for St Ives. He became Sectretary of State for Trade and then Secretary of State for Defence in Margaret Thatcher's first Cabinet. He served in the Falklands War Cabinet. He left politics in 1983, reentered the City and became Chairman and Chief Executive of Lazard Brothers during 'Big Bang' - the completion of the City revolution. He now farms in Cornwall.