Diplomatic Wanderings. From Saigon To The South Seas

Cordiner Bill

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Cover Type: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: Fine
Publisher: The Radcliffe Press
Publisher Place: London
Publisher Year: 2003
Edition: First Edition

Description: 321 pages. Book and Jacket appear to have hardly been read and are both in Fine condition throughout.

Publishers Description: What is it really like to be a diplomat? Bill Cordiner's 28 years in the Service explodes many myths and shows a rich, varied, even dangerous but never dull experience shot through with the unexpected and even hilarious. These are travelers' tales as much as diplomatic memoirs and begin in Saigon during the Vietnam War, with an encounter with the Viet Cong. Later postings included Ethiopia shortly after the fall of Haile Selassie, where he was buried under tons of coffee and was host to Princess Anne at a bush campsite, in oil-rich Kuwait in sharp contrast to his next posting in Iraq. From Antigua at independence he was thrown into US business life with Boeing and then to near-feudal Tonga.

ISBN: 9781860649400


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