T.K Whitaker is widely regarded as the 'architect of modern Ireland'. He played a hugely influential role in the economic, social, educational and cultural evolution of the state. Following a meteoric rise through the ranks of the civil service as secretary of the Department of Finance, his inspirational Programme for Economic Development became the blueprint for Ireland's regeneration in the 1960's. Later, as governor of the Central Bank in the 1970s, he transformed the institution into a dynamic force. As adviser to Taoisigh Sean Lemass and Jack Lynch, as well as other political leaders, he played a crucial role behind the scenes in the movement towards peace in Northern Ireland.
In Portrait of a Patriot, Anne Chambers reveals the extraordinary extent and diversity of T.K's Whitaker's work on behalf of the Irish state and his relationships with Irish and international political figures.
In this wide-ranging and compelling biography, shortlisted for an Irish Book Award, she also introduces Ken Whitaker the family man - his motivations humour and compassion, the personal losses he endured and the many highlights enjoyed.
T.K Whitaker's life story is a unique model of excellence, integrity and public duty.
Portrait of a Patriot - T.K Whitaker
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