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The Order of Merit : one hundred years of matchless honour

Author: Stanley Martin
Publisher: London : New York : I.B. Tauris, 2007.
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"The Order of Merit: One Hundred Years of Matchless Honour is a comprehensive and extensively illustrated history of the first hundred years of this senior Order from 1902 to 2002. In the personal gift of the Queen and limited to 24 Ordinary Members at any time, the Order of Merit recognises leaders and exceptional personalities in a wide range of fields, including art and architecture, music, literature,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Martin, Stanley, 1934-
Order of Merit.
London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2007
(OCoLC)608374335
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley Martin
ISBN: 1860648487 9781860648489
OCLC Number: 50527777
Description: xvi, 647 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. The nineteenth century without an order of merit --
3. Moves towards the order of merit --
4. The establishment of the order of merit --
5. Development of the order over the years --
6. The original members --
7. Divisions of distinction --
8. The military men --
9. The scientists --
10. The artists --
11. The musicians and performers --
12. The writers --
13. The scholars --
14. The men of affairs --
15. The humanitarians --
16. The women --
17. The honorary members --
18. Statistics : does 'OM' equal 'old man'? --
19. The links --
20. Those who turned it down --
21. The unappointed --
who would not have disgraced it --
22. How are they remembered --
if they are?
Responsibility: Stanley Martin.
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