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Dream On: A Demi-Memoir [Hardcover]

David Smith
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1 Sep 2010
For 30 years David Smith reported from across our world. He was there in the final days of the last of Europe's fascist dictators. He was there when two Popes died in the space of just 33 days. He was there as the sun set on the British Empire in Africa. He saw war in the Middle East, and the collapse of the Soviet Union in Moscow. In Washington, he came to know every president from Bush Sr. to Barack Obama, and witnessed everything in between - the wars, the impeachment, the rise of the American Superpower, and the crash that followed. Then he decided to seek a new challenge, and write another chapter in a remarkable life. He embarked on the eternal quest of making a great wine. This demi-memoir from David Smith, one of Britain's most experienced Foreign Correspondents, is a book about hope, risk, love, taking chances and seeking new frontiers.

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  • Hardcover: 243 pages
  • Publisher: Quartet Books; 1st edition (1 Sep 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0704371995
  • ISBN-13: 978-0704371996
  • Product Dimensions: 23.2 x 15.4 x 2.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,488,704 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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David Smith's latest book will inspire undisguised envy among his former colleagues. Not only are we reminded of his distinguished career as a Foreign Correspondent but then he represents the United Nations Secretary-General and fulfils the dream of a large slice of humanity - of owning a vineyard and a house in Argentina where his wife was born. To top it all, Smith is a brilliant writer.A" Sir Trevor McDonald OBE

About the Author

David Smith has been a journalist for thirty years. His dispatches for ITN and Channel Four News made him one of Britain's best known correspondents and he has reported on many of the world's major political, economic and humanitarian crises at the end of the Twentieth Century. He lives with his wife Sonia in Washington DC and Argentina.

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5.0 out of 5 stars So readable 3 Nov 2010
By Stevie
Format:Hardcover
Loved this book. Good to know it's never too late to start a new adventure.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A unique treat 11 Sep 2010
Format:Hardcover
It's a rare thing to find a book that both entertains and informs. "Dream On" by David Smith does just that. It's about a TV correspondent who after spending a lifetime covering the world's most cataclysmic events - often at great risk to his own life - becomes a senior diplomat at the UN, but then decides to fulfill his dream. To set up a vineyard in Argentina on the edge of the Andes. And not just any vineyard, but one which will produce the world's finest Malbec grapes. The author's style is crisp, to the point and often funny. "Dream On" rattles along. I've only one regret: that it isn't longer. I read it in two days and wanted more.
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5.0 out of 5 stars It would be fun to meet this guy and have a chat. 23 Oct 2011
By Pacuri - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
The book was given to me by a friend, the cover and title did not tickle my curiosity very much but I picked it up at breakfast one morning and started reading never to put it down. I am definateley going to try the wine and may even do a wine tasting course to boot.
Well done David Smith.
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