Of Cargoes, Colonies and Kings: Diplomatic and Administrative Service from Africa to the Pacific

Of Cargoes, Colonies and Kings: Diplomatic and Administrative Service from Africa to the Pacific

by Andrew Stuart

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Of Cargoes, Colonies and Kings: Diplomatic and Administrative Service from Africa to the Pacific by Andrew Stuart

Of Cargoes, Colonies and Kings gives an offbeat account of Andrew Stuart's wide-ranging experiences. Never a stereotypical colonialist, as the son of a missionary, he knew the people, the politicians and the kings of Uganda from his childhood and worked with them until 1965, four years after independence, when he joined the British Diplomatic Service.

As a diplomat, before ending up as British Ambassador to Finland, he was soon drawn back into the closing stages of the British Empire. The end of empire in British and French territories from Africa to the Pacific, the rise of China to near superpower status and the opening of political fissures on the Indian subcontinent — all are themes of global and enduring importance. Andrew Stuart's eventful career as a colonial administrator and diplomat took place against this international backdrop.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781850439783
Publisher: Radcliffe Press, The
Publication date: 07/15/2009
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.46(w) x 8.53(h) x 0.76(d)

About the Author

After taking early retirement from the Foreign Office, Andrew Stuart was appointed Principal of the United World College of the Atlantic in Wales. He is now a company chairman and lives in Dorset.

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