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Sir Horace Rumbold: Portrait of a Diplomat 1869-1941

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Signed by the author on the first free endpaper and dated with the publication day 3 December 1973. First edition with green cloth hard covers, gilt titles on the spine. No other inscriptions apart from the author's dedication; binding is tight. Unclipped dust jacket has light wear along the top edge plus a short tear near the back inner fold on both the upper and lower edges. The white colouring of the jacket has some tanning. Sir Horace Rumbold served for 42 years in the British Diplomatic Service and was often a witness of dramatic events. His career throws fascinating light on British policy when Britain was a great imperial power. It spanned the First World War when he was British Minister in Switzerland; he helped avert war between Britain and Turkey in 1922 when Senior Allied High Commissioner in Constantinople; he witnessed the rise of Nazism in Germany and was Ambassador in berlin when Hitler came to power in 1933. He was 'the perfect diplomat', cool and efficient, unmoved by the pressure of events. He was fluent in many languages. This is a masterly account of the life and times of this highly accomplished, highly opinionated diplomat.

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Author(s):
Gilbert, Martin
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1973, 1st
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
496
Publisher:
Heinemann

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Signed by the author on the first free endpaper and dated with the publication day 3 December 1973. First edition with green cloth hard covers, gilt titles on the spine. No other inscriptions apart from the author's dedication; binding is tight. Unclipped dust jacket has light wear along the top edge plus a short tear near the back inner fold on both the upper and lower edges. The white colouring of the jacket has some tanning. Sir Horace Rumbold served for 42 years in the British Diplomatic Service and was often a witness of dramatic events. His career throws fascinating light on British policy when Britain was a great imperial power. It spanned the First World War when he was British Minister in Switzerland; he helped avert war between Britain and Turkey in 1922 when Senior Allied High Commissioner in Constantinople; he witnessed the rise of Nazism in Germany and was Ambassador in berlin when Hitler came to power in 1933. He was 'the perfect diplomat', cool and efficient, unmoved by the pressure of events. He was fluent in many languages. This is a masterly account of the life and times of this highly accomplished, highly opinionated diplomat.

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Signed by the author
Author(s):
Gilbert, Martin
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1973, 1st
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
496
Publisher:
Heinemann

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