DUBAI, UAE (PRWEB) May 13, 2013
In October 2003, Ilham Aliyev became President of Azerbaijan. After a career as a scholar, historian, businessman and oil executive, his sudden rise to political power caught many by surprise. After a decade and a half producing titles on the United Arab Emirates and its statesmen, Dubai-based author Graeme Wilson releases his new authorized biography on the leader hailing from the former Soviet Union, “Ilham: Portrait of a President” (published by AuthorHouse). The 42-year-old author – who has lived in Dubai for 20 years – has previously written titles on the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the late Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum and the late Sheikh Saqr bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, along with 25 other books.
Eight years after Aliyev became President, Azerbaijan is on the crest of an economic wave despite the global recession. The newly independent nation is building a robust society, democracy has taken root, poverty rates have dropped dramatically and Azerbaijan is winning international plaudits for transparency and good governance.
“The U.A.E. is my home, and when you have had the opportunity to study the lives of men like Sheikh Zayed and Sheikh Rashid, it can be difficult to become motivated about narratives and stories that are not as extraordinary as those of our own leaders,” he said. “We have looked abroad for interesting subjects, producing biographies on the Presidents of Sri Lanka and the Maldives for example. The President of Azerbaijan is a fine example, a brilliant story that makes a superb subject.”
About the Author
Graeme Wilson is a 42-year-old British author and documentarian based in London and Dubai. A fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, Wilson has written 25+ books, including the biographies of the heads of state of Azerbaijan, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Ras Al Khaimah, Oman and Ajman. As a documentary maker, he has produced several films, most notably working with Hollywood stars Morgan Freeman and Sir Patrick Stewart.
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