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Diplomacy, Roger Makins and the Anglo-American relationship

Author: Richard Wevill
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, UK ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate Publishing Limited, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The history of Britain after the Second World War is essentially the story of her loss of great power status. Writers discussing this decline often focus on those sources of power which are tangible and capable of measurement: the size of a country's armed forces, her Gross Domestic Product, or her energy reserves. But there are other real sources of power which are not so easily measured. The morale of a nation,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Roger Mellor Makins Sherfield, Baron; Roger Mellor Makins Sherfield, Baron
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Wevill
ISBN: 9781472446497 1472446496 9781472446503 147244650X 9781472446510 1472446518
OCLC Number: 883305108
Description: 202 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Formative years --
War and diplomacy --
Washington and atomic energy --
Whitehall elite --
The ambassador and the Foreign Office --
The Treasury years --
Atomic energy authority and "retirement."
Responsibility: by Richard Wevill.

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Roger Makins, British Ambassador to Washington 1953-1956, was one of the most prominent and powerful diplomats of his time. His career was unusual for a Foreign Office official, in that such a large  Read more...

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