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Diplomacy, Roger Makins and the Anglo-American relationship, by Richard Wevill

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Diplomacy, Roger Makins and the Anglo-American relationship
Title
Diplomacy, Roger Makins and the Anglo-American relationship
Statement of responsibility
by Richard Wevill
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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, the quality, integrity and stability of a country's political system and a nation's sense of unity are all intangible elements. So is diplomatic skill, which is central to the ability of one country to influence another. Roger Makins, the 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 part of it took place in Washington and London, and was centred on Anglo-American relationships. This book describes his life, times and the important players he dealt with on both sides of the Atlantic. It is history seen through the perspective of the officials trying to serve their countries' interests, and as such it sheds a new light on how the 'special relationship' between Britain and America developed. It also shows the impact on policy a civil servant, who worked and negotiated with almost every important American and British politician and official of his time, can have.--
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Biography type
individual biography
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wevill, Richard
Dewey number
  • 973.918092-Q
  • 327.41073092
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sherfield, Roger Mellor Makins
  • Ambassadors
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • United States
Label
Diplomacy, Roger Makins and the Anglo-American relationship, by Richard Wevill
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-185) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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."
Control code
FIEb17635925
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
202 pages
Isbn
9781472446497
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)883305108
Label
Diplomacy, Roger Makins and the Anglo-American relationship, by Richard Wevill
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-185) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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."
Control code
FIEb17635925
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
202 pages
Isbn
9781472446497
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)883305108

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