ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: September 22, 2010
Chasing Paradise: Donald Trump and the Battle for the World’s Greatest Golf Course
By (author) David Ewen; Foreword by Donald Trump
Golfers spend their lives chasing the perfect shot. Donald Trump chased the perfect course. The American tycoon scoured the planet for a site. When he settled on a secluded but dramatic corner of Scotland – his ancestral home and the place the game originated – it seemed like a ‘tap in’. No one could have foreseen the extraordinary saga that would unfold – one that started with an argument about sand and led to an attempt to bring down a government; that raised profound questions about our relationship with the planet and the power of celebrity; and that forced a reticent people to fight for their own dreams. This is the story of the world’s most charismatic billionaire and his quest to create paradise.
David Ewen studied engineering at the University of Aberdeen and is chief reporter on the city’s Evening Express. He has been at the forefront of covering Donald Trump’s plan to build a GBP 1 billion golf resort on Scotland’s east coast. David Ewen won the Canongate Prize for New Writing and Best Short at the Edinburgh Fringe Film and Video competition. He has twice been Scottish Features Writer of the Year runner-up in the British Telecom Press and Media Awards, has written comedy for radio, and is due to have a musical staged in Aberdeen later this year.