About the Author
Michael Walsh has a reputation for writing in a way that spurns political correctness. The reader will be refreshed and emerge better informed by his easy-going spin-free style of penmanship. The broadcaster’s global reputation and his 43 book titles and news stories are often snubbed by palace publishers and court journalists who work in a liberal environment. Michael’s Irish-American father, Patrick had fought in four conflicts by the time he reached 40-years of age: The insurgent war against Britain’s Black and Tans. This conflict was followed by The Irish War of Independence. He went on to fight in the most ferocious battles of Spain’s Civil War and finally served during WWII as an RAF aircraft fitter / flier. Patrick was a close associate of American war correspondent, Ernest Hemingway. Michael’s father formed an enduring friendship with Ireland’s celebrated playwright, Sean O’Casey. Kathleen, Michael’s well-educated mother, who also mentored his writing skills, was a former novice nun and personal friend of Dolores Ibarruri, Spain’s firebrand premier during the Spanish Civil War. Michael retired to Spain after a successful political and business career following a lively life as a world traveller during which time he visited, worked in or lived in over 60 countries.