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A Scottish life : Sir John Martin, Churchill and Empire /
Michael Jackson ; edited by Janet Jackson.
imprint
London ; New York : Radcliffe Press ; New York : Distributed in the United States by St. Martin's Press, 1999.
description
xiv, 279 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
ISBN
1860644163
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London ; New York : Radcliffe Press ; New York : Distributed in the United States by St. Martin's Press, 1999.
isbn
1860644163
general note
Includes index.
catalogue key
3011761
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Reference & Research Book News, November 1999
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"Colonialism is out of favor now, but I believe the ultimate verdict of history will be that this was one of the greatest British contributions to the world." This was John Martin's faith. A Scot of strong Christian belief and complete integrity, he was present and played an active role in the analysis, the decision-making and diplomacy involved in the maintenance and, after the war, the ending of British colonial rule. From the Colonial Office to 10 Downing Street to the UN, his tools werehis keen intelligence and his capacity for friendship with people of any race or creed.
Main Description
"Colonialism is out of favor now, but I believe the ultimate verdict of history will be that this was one of the greatest British contributions to the world." This was John Martin's faith. A Scot of strong Christian belief and complete integrity, he was present and played an active role in the analysis, the decision-making and diplomacy involved in the maintenance and, after the war, the ending of British colonial rule. From the Colonial Office to 10 Downing Street to the UN, his tools were his keen intelligence and his capacity for friendship with people of any race or creed.
Bowker Data Service Summary
Born in 1904 and deceased in 1991, Sir John Martin was a lifelong servant of the Colonial Office who believed thoroughly in British colonial rule. This study reveals to the reader many of the most important historical events in British history.
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"Colonialism is out of favor now, but I believe the ultimate verdicict of history will be that this was one of the greatest British contributions to the world." This was John Martin's faith. A Scot of strong Christian belief and complete integrity, he was present and played an active role in the analysis, the decision-making and diplomacy involved in the maintenance and, after the war, the ending of British colonial rule. From the Colonial Office to 10 Downing Street to the UN, his tools were his keen intelligence and his capacity for friendship with people of any race or creed.

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