The David Marshall Trials (Reprint) (Backorder)
- About the Author
David Marshall was part of the nationalist political struggle after WWII, the first elected chief minister during the most turbulent and difficult political days of the 1950s. His professional success as a lawyer and his colourful personality and life would have beckoned many a writer to tell his tale, but his significance is more solidly based, as this book will show.
Inevitably, a political biography becomes a study of a man as a prism of his times. Even though Marshall was a member of a minority community in Singapore, his childhood recalls a familiar immigrant family history; his struggle for a career in a colonial society, his survival through the war, and his failures all reflect the historical, social and political context and enable one to understand the larger society from which he came.
Alex Josey (1910–1986) was a British journalist, political writer and commentator, and biographer, best known for his biographies on Singapore’s former Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew. He wrote over twenty political novels and many political articles on Singapore and Malaysia for various Singapore and international newspapers and journals. He was the first foreign correspondent to be kicked out of Singapore (then part of Malaysia) by the Malaysian government, but returned to Singapore after its independence from Malaysia and became Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew's Press Secretary for ten years. He died in 1986 in Singapore, aged 76.
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 272
Year Published: 2008