David Owen (Lord Owen) was elected as a Labour MP in his home city of Plymouth in 1966 and served as Foreign Secretary under James Callaghan from 1977 until 1979. He co-founded and went on to lead the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and is now an Independent Social Democrat in the Lords. He is the author of In Sickness and In Power - Illness in Heads of Government during the last 100 years, The Hubris Syndrome, Balkan Odyssey, and the autobiography Time to Declare.
"David Owen's book should be essential reading for contemporary statesmen." --Henry Kissinger