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Rather His Own Man: In Court with Tyrants, Tarts and Troublemakers


ISBN13: 9781785904936
Published: June 2019
Publisher: Biteback Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (Hardback in 2018)
Price: £10.99
Hardback edition , ISBN13 9781785903977



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Geoffrey Robertson led students in the 60s to demand an end to racism and censorship. He went on to become a top human rights advocate, saving the lives of many death-row inmates, freeing dissidents and taking on tyrants in a career marked by courage, determination and a fierce independence.

In this witty, honest and sometimes irreverent memoir, he recalls battles on behalf of George Harrison and Julian Assange, Salman Rushdie and Václav Havel, Mike Tyson and the Sex Pistols, and battles against General Pinochet, Lee Kuan Yew and Mrs Thatcher (the true story of Spycatcher is told for the first time).

Interspersed with these forensic fireworks is the story of a pimply schoolboy from a state comprehensive, inspired by a banned book to become a barrister at the Old Bailey and who went on to found the UK's leading human rights practice (Doughty Street Chambers) and to defend troublemakers throughout the world.

Rather His Own Man

Subjects:
Biography, Legal Humour