Anatomist

Sampson, Anthony

| 2008

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Anthony Sampson was one of the greatest journalists and writers on contemporary affairs of the 20th century - most famous for his "Anatomy of Britain", for his official and magnificent biography of Mandela, and for his life-time commitment to the ending of apartheid in South Africa. In 1951 he went to work in South Africa on "Drum" magazine, beginning a life-long commitment to a country divided by race. Four years later he was working for the "Observer" under the legendary David Astor, and there wrote the unique "Anatomy of Britain", which changed the mould of political writing for ever.A stream of bestsellers followed on major world topics: big business; the oil trade; the international arms trade; world banking; corporate life; and, important updates to the original Anatomy, culminating in "Who Runs this Pace?" in 2004. Sampson, however, never missed an opportunity to return to South Africa,...

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