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The last of the great proconsuls : the biography of Sir William Luce, by M.W. Daly

Label
The last of the great proconsuls : the biography of Sir William Luce
Title
The last of the great proconsuls
Title remainder
the biography of Sir William Luce
Statement of responsibility
by M.W. Daly
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A political hero finally gets his due in M. W. Daly’s intriguing new book, The Last of the Great Proconsuls. During his time as a British administrator and diplomat, beginning as a member of the Sudan Political Service and ending as the Personal Representative of the Foreign Secretary in the Gulf, Sir William Luce played a decisive role in many of his era’s most impactful events. Daly’s biography finally sheds light on this often-overlooked figure who was instrumental in the post-World War II dissolution of the British Empire, including the eventual creation of the United Arab Emirates in 1971. With newly discovered details, The Last of the Great Proconsuls reveals the personal and professional life of a man who changed history. With unprecedented access to the Luce family papers, Daly provides a multifaceted glimpse into Luce’s life with his playwright wife, Margaret Napier, as well as details of his dealings with leaders and statesmen of the era, including the last Shah of Iran and the rulers of the Gulf states. This biography is truly a must-read for those interested in the history of Sudan, Egypt, Arabia, the Gulf states, and the last phase of Britain’s empire in the Middle East. --
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Daly, M. W
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Luce, William
  • Statesmen
  • Governors general
  • Great Britain
  • Middle East
  • Sudan
  • Aden (Yemen)
  • Persian Gulf States
  • Great Britain
Label
The last of the great proconsuls : the biography of Sir William Luce, by M.W. Daly
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-336) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Sir Antony Acland, KG, GCMG, GVO -- The Sudan, 1930-1945 -- The Sudan, from war to independence -- Aden, 1956-1960 -- The Gulf : 1961-1966 -- "A master practitioner of our profession" -- Elder statesman
Control code
ocn905419068
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 350 pages
Isbn
9780692266465
Lccn
2014947795
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)905419068
Label
The last of the great proconsuls : the biography of Sir William Luce, by M.W. Daly
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-336) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Sir Antony Acland, KG, GCMG, GVO -- The Sudan, 1930-1945 -- The Sudan, from war to independence -- Aden, 1956-1960 -- The Gulf : 1961-1966 -- "A master practitioner of our profession" -- Elder statesman
Control code
ocn905419068
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 350 pages
Isbn
9780692266465
Lccn
2014947795
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)905419068

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