From 1953 onwards, whenever Mountbatten travelled abroad, he would dictate a long account of the day's events and the people he met. In 1964, for example, he visited India, Burma and Ceylon, Washington and New York, India again for Nehru's funeral, Athens and West Africa. The author has written several books, including "The Black Death", "Melbourne" and "Diana Cooper".
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Thanks to his role in the transfer of power in India along with the tragic circumstances of his death, Mountbatten's is a name which is widely known. Still, he was a man of many parts--diplomat, soldier, socialite, international traveler, family man, and most of all an individual who was eternally curious concerning the world about him--and the publication of the diary he kept while traveling adds immensely to our understanding of Mountbatten and his milieu. Ziegler, an accomplished biographer who has edited previous volumes of Mountbatten's diaries (three volumes, 1990, David & Charles/Trafalgar Square) exercises a light but useful hand in making this final volume available. Recommended mostly for academic and larger public collections.
-James A. Casada, Winthrop Coll., Rock Hill, S.C.
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0002176068 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0000269
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110002176068