Table of contents for Envoy extraordinary : a most unlikely ambassador / Horace Phillips.


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Origins - ambitions - civil service war - marriage - on the Viceroy's staff diplomatic service reconstruction - obstacles in my way transfer to diplomatic service (junior branch) - Consul in Persia - failure in examination for senior branch success into senior branch - Diplomat in Afghanistan - Foreign Office a Jewish Diplomat in Saudi Arabia - the Buraimi problem promoted Counsellor - Aden Proctectorate - Socotra - Oman Iran - OPEC - Khomeini exiled - Bahrain Ambassador to Indonesia - the fall of Sukarno a Jew as Ambassador unacceptable to Saudi Arabia - press distortions - escape to Greece High Commissioner in Tanzania - Nyerere's idealism Tanzania threatens to leave Commonwealth - Obote and Idi Amin Ambassador to Turkey - role of the army there the Ankara residence - jubilee year - knighthood coup in Cyprus - Turkish intervention - visit to Israel retirement - attributes of Ambassadors - formulating foreign policy honorary degree - second career (Taylor Woodrow) Iran again - revolution - Shah out, Khomeini in flight from Tehran - market reconnaissance in Middle East - return to Tehran transfer to Hong Kong - first business visits to China Bahrain China - problems of doing business - retirement again slow train to Hong Kong third career - university lecturer in Turkey.


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