Michael Dobbs





Michael Dobbs

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born
in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, The United Kingdom
November 14, 1948

gender
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Michael Dobbs was born on the same day, in the same hour as Prince Charles in 1948.

He is the son of nurseryman Eric and his wife Eileen Dobbs and was educated at Hertford Grammar School and Christ Church, Oxford University. After graduating in 1971 he moved to the United States.

In the USA he attended the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, which he funded by a job as feature writer for the Boston Globe, where he worked as an editorial assistant and political feature writer from 1971 to 1975.

He graduated in 1975 with an M.A., M.A.L.D., and PhD in nuclear defence studies. His doctoral thesis was published as SALT on the Dragon's Tail. In 2007 he returned to Tufts where he gave the Alumni Saluta...more


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“His deepest need was that people should like him. An admirable trait that; in a spaniel. Or a whore.”
Michael Dobbs, House of Cards

“You might very well think that - I couldn't possibly comment.”
Michael Dobbs, House of Cards

“Some people come to the edge of the cliff and they look over, then run away in fear. They never realize it's possible to fly, to soar, to be free. They spend their lives crawling along cliff tops without finding the courage.”
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