Warlords, spies, fundamentalists and billionaires, technocrats, aid workers and soldier-presidents — these are the characters whose missions and ambitions formed the decades which have followed the Cold War. From Kabul to Khartoum, from Guantanamo Bay to Cairo, a fractured world has since emerged — in which globalisation has been challenged, Western hegemony thwarted, and as many uncertainties as opportunities created. Mark Huband has followed these events from the frontline of history, in ground-breaking books and award-winning journalism.
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Mark's moving, searingly honest and beautifully-written new memoir Skinny White Kids is a poignant story of friendship, risk, adventure and yearning, in the England of the 1970s. Set against a background of social upheaval and cultural change, Skinny White Kids is a journey to and from a time when a family's optimism that new lives can be built, is challenged by the reality of growing up in an Essex new town, where the emotional landscape can be as harsh as the town itself. Skinny White Kids is now available from Amazon, as a paperback and ebook.