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Envoy extraordinary : a most unlikely ambassador

Author: Horace Phillips
Publisher: London Radcliffe Press 1995
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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These are the memoirs of Horace Phillips, a man who rose to high ranks in the diplomatic service against all odds. The work includes accounts of some important moments in history such as the British  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Horace Phillips
ISBN: 1850439648 9781850439646
OCLC Number: 832555898
Notes: Includes index
Description: XV, 240 Seiten Illustrationen
Contents: Origins - ambitions - civil service; war - marriage - on the Viceroy's staff; diplomatic service reconstruction - obstacles in my way; transfer to diplomatic service (junior branch) - Consul in Persia - failure in examination for senior branch; success into senior branch - Diplomat in Afghanistan - Foreign Office; a Jewish Diplomat in Saudi Arabia - the Buraimi problem; promoted Counsellor - Aden Proctectorate - Socotra - Oman; Iran - OPEC - Khomeini exiled - Bahrain; Ambassador to Indonesia - the fall of Sukarno; a Jew as Ambassador unacceptable to Saudi Arabia - press distortions - escape to Greece; High Commissioner in Tanzania - Nyerere's idealism; Tanzania threatens to leave Commonwealth - Obote and Idi Amin; Ambassador to Turkey - role of the army there; the Ankara residence - jubilee year - knighthood; coup in Cyprus - Turkish intervention - visit to Israel; retirement - attributes of Ambassadors - formulating foreign policy; honorary degree - second career (Taylor Woodrow); Iran again - revolution - Shah out, Khomeini in; flight from Tehran - market reconnaissance in Middle East - return to Tehran; transfer to Hong Kong - first business visits to China; Bahrain; China - problems of doing business - retirement again; slow train to Hong Kong; third career - university lecturer in Turkey.
Responsibility: Horace Phillips
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