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Captain professor : the memoirs of Sir Michael Howard.

Author: Michael Howard
Publisher: London : Continuum, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Michael Howard's ancestry, part Quaker, part German Jew, made him unpromising material for a commission in the Brigade of Guards. The three years he then spent with his regiment were equally inappropriate preparation for the university chairs that he went on to hold at London, Oxford and Yale. In this autobiography he describes how these varied strands in his life came together. First there was a childhood in a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Michael Howard; Michael Howard
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Howard
ISBN: 0826491251 9780826491251
OCLC Number: 64313950
Description: viii, 221 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. Wellington and Oxford; 3. The War Years; 4. Government Defence and Mrs Thatcher; 5. The Regius Professor; 6. Yale; 7. Later years.

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Awarded the Military Cross in the Second World War, the author recounts how between battles he befriended the young film director Franco Zefirelli. His account of beating the Germans out of Italy  Read more...

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"All the qualities of powerful exposition, extraordinary insight and concision that adorn Howard's other books can be found in this, possibly his last book, as well as a haunting elegiac tone. But Read more...

 
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