This book describes some of the historical events the author was involved in: Aden and the repercussions of Suez; the period when Nyerere was on the brink of taking Tanzania out of the Commonwealth; Turkey's intervention in Cyprus; and Khomeini's revolution in Iran. He also suffered the personal trauma of the King of Saudi Arabia's rejection of him as British ambassador after the Jewish Chronicle had publicised his Jewish background. This is the story of a man of ambition whose background made him unlikely to be admitted to the diplomatic service. However, against all the odds, he not only succeeded but rose to the highest ranks of his profession.A Most Unlikely Ambassador Horace Phillips. Geneva; ARAMCO won; and Onassis never did operate in ... the flood of coded messages to and from London. Those were the days before embassies had paper shredders and cipher machines.
|Publisher||:||The Radcliffe Press - 1995-09-15|