The siren years : a Canadian diplomat abroad, 1937-1945


Charles Ritchie, one of Canada's most distinguished diplomats, was a born diarist, a man whose daily record of his life is so well written that it leaps from the page. In wartime England, Ritchie, as Second Secretary at the Canadian High Commission, served as private secretary to Vincent Massey, whose second-in-command was Lester B. Pearson, future prime minister of Canada. In a perfect position to observe both statecraft and the London social whirl that continued even during the war, Ritchie provides a fascinating, ...

The Siren Years: A Canadian Diplomat Abroad 1937-1945 2001, McClelland & Stewart

ISBN-13: 9780771075261

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