A Stubble-Jumper in Striped Pants: Memoirs of a Prairie Diplomat

Earl Drake

Published by University of Toronto Press
ISBN 10: 0802044646 / ISBN 13: 9780802044648
Used / Hardcover / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

Very Good: Cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. May have light creases on the cover and binding. Bookseller Inventory #

About this title:

Book ratings provided by Goodreads:
4 avg rating
(5 ratings)

Synopsis:

In the spring of 1989, Earl Drake, Canadian ambassador to China, found himself in the midst of the Tiananmen Square crisis. Asked to evacuate Beijing's Canadian residents in a hurry, to maintain control of the embassy, and to provide a voice of reason to the media, he resolved to write his memoirs if he made it out unharmed. His recollections paint a fascinating picture of the life of a diplomat initially drawn to the foreign service from his study of history, and provide a first-hand account of the growing depth and complexity of Canada's relations with Asia.

Drake knew many of the leaders of the postwar world, and his in-depth character sketches of such powerful and controversial figures as Robert McNamara, President Suharto, and China's Li Peng are written with a sense of humanity and fairness. What particularly sets this memoir apart is Drake's humour and humility. He is frank about himself and his attitudes and avoids the self-importance that is a feature of many diplomatic memoirs. In his own words, he 'looks at the old Central Canadian attitudes of the Department of External Affairs through fresh prairie eyes.'

Anyone who wants to know more about Canada's diplomatic activities in Asia will find this memoir engaging, because of both its forthright manner and the events and people recounted.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: A Stubble-Jumper in Striped Pants: Memoirs ...
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: VERY GOOD

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Earl G. Drake
Published by University of Toronto Press
ISBN 10: 0802044646 ISBN 13: 9780802044648
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
ThriftBooks
(Auburn, WA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Toronto Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Book has appearance of light use with no easily noticeable wear. Bookseller Inventory # G0802044646I4N00

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 16.17
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Earl Drake
Published by University of Toronto Press
ISBN 10: 0802044646 ISBN 13: 9780802044648
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Free Shipping Books
(Toledo, OH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Toronto Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Bookseller Inventory # 2772762400

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 16.18
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Earl Drake
Published by University of Toronto Press (1999)
ISBN 10: 0802044646 ISBN 13: 9780802044648
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Toronto Press, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0802044646

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 16.90
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Drake, Earl
Published by University of Toronto Press, U.S.A. (1999)
ISBN 10: 0802044646 ISBN 13: 9780802044648
Used Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
4M Books
(Prescott ON, ON, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Toronto Press, U.S.A., 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 1st Edition. MINT CONDITION. Bookseller Inventory # 000953

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 19.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.50
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Drake, Earl G.
Published by University of Toronto Press, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (1999)
ISBN 10: 0802044646 ISBN 13: 9780802044648
Used Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Bay Used Books
(Sudbury, ON, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Toronto Press, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Minor wear to book and dust jacket. Binding tight, pages clean. Pictures available upon request. Bookseller Inventory # 031174

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 25.07
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 12.00
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

ISBN 10: 0802044646 ISBN 13: 9780802044648
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BookSleuth
(Sanford, NC, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Good. A Stubble-Jumper in Striped Pants: Memoirs of a Prairie Diplomat. Bookseller Inventory # SKU0428352

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 40.44
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Drake, Earl
Published by University of Toronto Press (1999)
ISBN 10: 0802044646 ISBN 13: 9780802044648
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Toronto Press, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110802044646

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 54.13
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Earl Drake
Published by University of Toronto Press (1999)
ISBN 10: 0802044646 ISBN 13: 9780802044648
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books Express
(Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Toronto Press, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 1. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Bookseller Inventory # 0802044646

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 95.63
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Earl Drake
Published by University of Toronto Press (1999)
ISBN 10: 0802044646 ISBN 13: 9780802044648
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Toronto Press, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0802044646

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 134.37
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Earl Drake
Published by University of Toronto Press (1999)
ISBN 10: 0802044646 ISBN 13: 9780802044648
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Toronto Press, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0802044646

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 175.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds