Not Quite The Diplomat. Home Truths About World Affairs.
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Cover Type: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: Fine
Publisher: Allen Lane Penquin Group
Publisher Place: Camberwell
Publisher Year: 2005
Edition: First Edition
Description: 323 pages. Book and Jacket appear to have hardly been read and are both in Fine condition throughout. The only exception is a small inscription to the inside page. In 1997, Chris Patten, The Last Governor, Left Hong Kong On Board The Royal Yacht Britannia Before Flying Back To London With His Family And 'prosaically Ending The British Empire In The Queue For A Taxi At Heathrow's Terminal Three. I Was Back Home After Five Years To A Political Landscape Totally Transformed By New Labour's Political Sorcery And The Conservative Party's Stupidity'. Signed By Author.
Publishers Description: Chris Patten is nobody's poodle' Guardian Not Quite the Diplomat describes what has been happening in Britain, Europe and the world since 1997 from the perspective of one at the heart of international events. In examining how we got to where we are, he writes frankly about many of the major players and what happened behind closed doors; his sketches of world leaders - including Chirac, Putin, Kohl, and Blair (a man who has convictions to which he holds strongly - while he holds them') - and of key moments are done with the brush of a master portraitist. In arguing about where we should be, he writes with the directness of a man freed at last from the bonds of diplomatic restraint. No recent book by a politician of any political persuasion has been so engaging, so outspoken - and often so funny. If Chris Patten is no longer the diplomat, it is the readers of this book who are the beneficiaries.