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Diplomatic Passport

By Charles Ritchie
  • ISBN Code: : 1551996790
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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In his first book, The Siren Years, the public was introduced to Charles Ritchie as a young diplomat serving with the Canadian Embassy in wartime London. In Diplomatic Passport, we follow his career as he climbs the rungs of the diplomatic-service ladder – as an advisor to the Canadian Delegation to the Paris Peace Conference in 1946; as a Counsellor at the Canadian Embassy in Paris, where his friends celebrate Ritchie Week – to the city’s surprise; as Assistant, Deputy, and Acting Under-Secretary of State for External Affairs in Ottawa; as Canadian Ambassador to Bonn, where he finds himself reciting Little Red Riding Hood in German at a state dinner; and as Permanent Ambassador of Canada to the United Nations.

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  • Pdf File: the-royals-and-the-roaches.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"I belly-crawled across the floor after a bomb exploded outside our garden in Yemen I had tea with Barbara Bush in the Yellow Room of the White House I drove blindly into the midst of an anti-American riot in Venezuela I joined in a folk dance led by Queen Margrethe in Denmark and I ate dinner with a prime minister in Israel." Patricia Hughes gives us a candid, tough-minded and fun look at living abroad at the behest of our government. She expresses the frustrations and concerns of a mother and wife while accepting with good humor that the Foreign Service acquires "two for the price of one." She reminds us of a dedicated group of patriots that are often forgotten-the diplomats. This book presents a remarkable range of experience, emotions, people and places that influenced her and her family during 35 years of government service. From terrorism and a civil war to lunch in a palace; from demonstrations and groupies, presidents and princesses to life-long friends-these are The Royals and The Roaches.

The Accidental Public Servant

By Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai
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  • Publisher : African Books Collective
  • Book Code : 9788431461
  • Total of Pages : 712
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 602
  • Pdf File: the-accidental-public-servant.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This is a story of Nigeria, told from the inside. After a successful career in the private sector, Nasir El-Rufai rose to the top ranks of Nigeria's political hierarchy, serving first as the privatization czar at the Bureau for Public Enterprises and then as Minister of the Federal Capital Territory of Abuja under former President Olesegun Obasanjo. In this tell-all memoir, El-Rufai reflects on a life in public service to Nigeria, the enormous challenges faced by the country, and what can be done while calling on a new generation of leaders to take the country back from the brink of destruction. The shocking revelations disclosed by El-Rufai about the formation of the current leadership and the actions of prominent statesmen make this memoir required reading for anyone seeking to understand the dynamics of power politics in Africa's most populous nation.

Israel’s Knesset Members

By Susan Hattis Rolef
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Book Code : 1000603512
  • Total of Pages : 376
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 673
  • Pdf File: israel-s-knesset-members.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Taking Members of the Israeli Knesset, MKs, as a case study, this book offers a comparative analysis of the role of Members of Parliament (MPs) in democracies around the world. Based on the author’s experience of working for the Knesset, this book questions the lack of a comprehensive job description not only for MKs, but also for similar roles in parliamentary democracies globally. The author finds that a serious perusal of materials dealing with the job’s various components – in the Israeli case, for example, basic laws, the Knesset Rules of Procedure, the Rules of Ethics for MKs, minutes of the Knesset Committees − present a complete picture of the MK’s job that only need be put in definition. Finding the job of MPs in general, and of MKs specifically, definable, this book argues that it ought to be defined considering the centrality of this role for a democracy’s functioning. This innovative book will not only prove useful for scholars of Israeli governance and legislation but will also be of interest to scholars of parliamentarism and comparative legislative politics in general.

The Journeyman's Talent

By Ray McCarthy
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Corvids Press
  • Book Code : 1801021325
  • Total of Pages : 350
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 855
  • Pdf File: the-journeyman-s-talent.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Maisie is no longer an Apprentice, but a Journeyman studying to be a Master, three times over, at the Circle College for Talent, 80,000 light years from Earth, on Caemoria. But on a visit to Laramos city to sign a contract for her full spectrum colour system she narrowly escapes being murdered. Why does she want to own a Flitter? Why was the Mogul of House Funathim assassinated? What will she spend her rapidly growing quantity of credits on? How has Earth managed to build a fusion powered starship without Talent? Maisie thinks it’s a bad sign that Earth has named them the ‘Valkyrie Class’ and that Russia, China, Europe and USA have all switched their military budgets to co-operate and build Valkyries, all managed by the Solar Alliance. The Wildgrave Plonnis seeks to understand by questioning Maisie while helping her to spend her new found wealth. She’s still the only Tellurian to ever leave the Solar System, till the first Valkyrie ‘jumps’ just beyond the Kuiper belt. The cover is a photo-montage by Michael Watterson. About 133,450 words

Treaty Series 2349

By United Nations Office of Legal Affairs
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : United Nations
  • Book Code : 9210552024
  • Total of Pages : 568
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 753
  • Pdf File: treaty-series-2349.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In accordance with Article 102 of the Charter and the relevant General Assembly Resolutions, every treaty and international agreement registered or filed and recorded with the Secretariat since 1946 is published in the United Nations Treaty Series. At present, the collection includes about 30,000 treaties reproduced in their authentic languages, together with translations into English and French, as necessary. The Treaty Series, where treaties are published in the chronological order of registration, also provides details about their subsequent history (i.e., participation in a treaty, reservations, amendments, termination, etc.). Comprehensive Indices covering 50-volume-lots are published separately. A Standing Order service is available for the Series and out-of-print volumes are available on microfiche.

Memoirs of a Failed Diplomat

By Dan Vittorio Segre
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Halban Publishers
  • Book Code : 1912600056
  • Total of Pages : 198
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 328
  • Pdf File: memoirs-of-a-failed-diplomat.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Migrant by necessity, cosmopolitan by choice, Dan Vittorio Segre has truly had an extraordinary life. Memoirs of a Fortunate Jew told the story of his childhood and adolescence: from his secular, bourgeois Jewish upbringing to his enforced emigration to Palestine, and his sudden awakening to the Zionist movement and his own religious convictions. Primo Levi called it “taut and illuminating... memorable... written with the humility of he who confesses himself and with the honesty of he who bore witness”. With his ever present humour, irony and intelligence, Segre now describes returning to liberated Italy in British uniform; his first disastrous diplomatic experiences as Israel’s cultural attaché to Paris; his deep involvement with Israel’s developing relations with African states on the eve of their independence; accusations against him of being a spy leading to his dismissal from the Foreign Ministry; and his subsequent career as an academic.

CONFLICTED DESTINY

By Pete Amadi
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • Book Code : 1460224280
  • Total of Pages : 376
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 879
  • Pdf File: conflicted-destiny.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Born in 1971 in the Igbo region of Nigeria, Pete Amadi left his impoverish family at the age of 17 after graduating from high school and after enduring a very thorny relationship with his Uncle to search for greener pasture. He traveled throughout West Africa, passing through some insurmountable and most difficult experiences every step of the way. He eventually ended up in Europe in 1992. Europe presented another unique set of challenges to him; hence his chaotic life continued there. In 1994 he gained admission to Abraham Balding College Tifton Georgia, USA and eventually migrated to America in December 1994. He later enlisted in the United Sated Marine Corps in 1996. After graduating from California State University in 2000, and receiving a promotion to rank of sergeant, he applied and was accepted to attend the Marine Corps officer candidate school. He was commissioned 2nd Lt on August 2001. He went on to command troops and served many tours of duty in more than four continents including a combat tour in Iraq. He also served as a military observer with the United Nations both in Liberia and Haiti. He is currently a Major in the United States Marine Corps (RES).

Treaty Series 2732

By United Nations Office of Legal Affairs
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : United Nations
  • Book Code : 9210565606
  • Total of Pages : 404
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 912
  • Pdf File: treaty-series-2732.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In accordance with Article 102 of the Charter and the relevant General Assembly Resolutions, every treaty and international agreement registered or filed and recorded with the Secretariat since 1946 is published in the United Nations Treaty Series. At present, the collection includes about 30,000 treaties reproduced in their authentic languages, together with translations into English and French, as necessary. The Treaty Series, where treaties are published in the chronological order of registration, also provides details about their subsequent history (i.e., participation in a treaty, reservations, amendments, termination, etc.). Comprehensive Indices covering 50-volume-lots are published separately. A Standing Order service is available for the Series and out-of-print volumes are available on microfiche.