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The Resource The life and world of Francis Rodd, Lord Rennell (1895-1978) : geography, money and war, Philip Boobbyer, (electronic resource)

The life and world of Francis Rodd, Lord Rennell (1895-1978) : geography, money and war, Philip Boobbyer, (electronic resource)

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The life and world of Francis Rodd, Lord Rennell (1895-1978) : geography, money and war
Title
The life and world of Francis Rodd, Lord Rennell (1895-1978)
Title remainder
geography, money and war
Statement of responsibility
Philip Boobbyer
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book is a biographical study of the geographer/explorer and banker Francis Rodd, the second Lord Rennell of Rodd (1895-1978). Rodd's life is interesting for the way it connected the worlds of geography, international finance, politics, espionage, and wartime military administration. He was famous in the 1920s for his journeys to the Sahara and his study of the Tuareg, People of the Veil (1926). A career in banking included a stint at the Bank of England, before he became a Partner in the merchant bank Morgan Grenfell-where remained for most of his working life (1933-1961). During the war he worked for the Ministry of Economic Warfare (1939=40), before getting closely involved in the sphere of military government (civil affairs). In 1942, he was War Office's Chief Political Officer in East Africa. He was then appointed head of the first Allied Military Government in occupied Europe (Chief Civil Affairs Officer of AMGOT). In civil affairs, he was drawn to the principles of indirect rule. A generalist in an age of growing specialisation, he was also a mixture of traditionalist and moderniser. A product of Eton and Balliol College, Oxford, and elevated to the peerage in 1941, he was well-connected socially, and his life is a window onto British society at a time of great change.--
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Boobbyer, Philip
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Rennell of Rodd, Francis James Rennell Rodd
  • Generals
  • Explorers
  • Bankers
Label
The life and world of Francis Rodd, Lord Rennell (1895-1978) : geography, money and war, Philip Boobbyer, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781785276637
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 249 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781785276620
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1243279425
Label
The life and world of Francis Rodd, Lord Rennell (1895-1978) : geography, money and war, Philip Boobbyer, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781785276637/type/BOOK
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781785276637
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 249 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781785276620
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1243279425

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