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Oliver Franks: Founding Father

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Lord Franks was an exceedingly deliberate man who, paradoxically, embarked upon his various careers—as don, mandarin, diplomat, banker, provost, pillar of state—almost by accident. A moral philosopher by training and inclination, Franks had a hand in the making of both war and peace in the middle decades of the twentieth century. He secured Marshal Aid for Europe's post-war recovery program. He had a major role in negotiating the North Atlantic Treaty. Later, he was responsible for several unusually influential ...

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Lord Franks was an exceedingly deliberate man who, paradoxically, embarked upon his various careers—as don, mandarin, diplomat, banker, provost, pillar of state—almost by accident. A moral philosopher by training and inclination, Franks had a hand in the making of both war and peace in the middle decades of the twentieth century. He secured Marshal Aid for Europe's post-war recovery program. He had a major role in negotiating the North Atlantic Treaty. Later, he was responsible for several unusually influential offical reports, including that on Oxford University in the 1960s, and most recently and controversially, on the British Government's handling of the Falklands crisis. An extensively researched and thoroughly readable study, this book looks at the life of a man who succeeded in combining great intellect and public service to a rare degree. Oliver Franks, though personally self-effacing was an immensely influential figure at the center of public life for many years.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198215776
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 7/28/1993
  • Pages: 262
  • Product dimensions: 6.31 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Plates
Abbreviations
Pt. I The Philosopher and the Garden
1 Entry 3
2 Oxford Attained 15
3 The Ministry of Supply 39
Pt. II The Partner and the Queue
4 The Marshall Plan 57
5 The North Atlantic Treaty 84
6 Ambassador Ex and Plen 109
Pt. III The Pillar and the State
7 Oxford Regained 139
8 Grand Inquisitor 167
9 Envoi 188
Notes 200
Index 229
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