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Author Suwaydī, Tawfīq, 1892-1968

Title My memoirs : half a century of the history of Iraq and the Arab cause / Tawfiq al-Suwaydi ; translated from the Arabic by Nancy Roberts ; with an Introduction by Antony T. Sullivan
Published Boulder, Colo. : Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc., 2013


Description 1 online resource (xviii, 545 pages)
Contents List of Photographs -- Foreword -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Dedication -- 1. My upbringing -- 2. In public life: the literary forum -- 3. Iraq's independence: the Iraqi Congress -- 4. Faisal in Iraq -- 5. Democracy in Iraq -- 6. Oil concessions -- 7. The Hashemite-Saudi clash -- 8. On Iraqi politics -- 9. My first term as Prime Minister -- 10. Abd al-Muhsin al-Saʻdun -- 11. Nuri al-Saʻid enters the scene -- 12. Minister plenipotentiary in Tehran -- 13. At the League of Nations -- 14. The ill-fated coups begin -- 15. Geneva, Paris, London, Ankara -- 16. Events on the brink of war -- 17. At the London conference on the Palestine issue -- 18. Unrest in Iraq -- 19. The Gaylani movement and its outcomes -- 20. The Arab League -- 21. My second term as Prime Minister -- 22. The Anglo-Iraqi Treaty of 1948 -- 23. My third term as Prime Minister -- 24. The era of king Faisal II -- 25. The Baghdad Pact -- 26. Nationalization of the Suez Canal -- 27. A Hashemite-Saudi rapprochement -- 28. The Arab Federation -- 29. Iraq and Kuwait -- 30. Iraq's catastrophe: July 14, 1958 -- 31. The view from exile -- 32. Conclusion
Summary These memoirs of the distinguished Iraqi statesman Tawfiq al-Suwaydi (1892-1968) evocatively recapture a now largely vanished Arab world--and are an eloquent reminder that Iraq was once a far more open and tolerant society than it is today. Al-Suwaydi served as Iraq's prime minister three times (1929, 1946, 1950), as foreign minister on numerous occasions, and as ambassador to Iran, the League of Nations, and the United Nations. He frequently undertook sensitive diplomatic missions on behalf of the Iraqi monarchy. Among the major world figures with whom he interacted personally were Kemal Ataturk, Adnan Menderes, Gamal Abdul Nasser, Chaim Weizmann, David Ben Gurion, John Foster Dulles, Anthony Eden, George Curzon, Benito Mussolini, George Antonius, and Kings Abdullah, Faisal, Hussein, and Ibn Saud. From this vantage point, he wrote with an insider's detail about the diplomatic, political, and geostrategic issues that vexed Iraq and the entire Arab world from the early twentieth century through mid-1960s
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes In English; translated from the original Arabic
Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed January 10, 2018)
Subject Suwaydī, Tawfīq, 1892-1968.
Suwaydī, Tawfīq, 1892-1968
Politicians -- Iraq -- Biography
HISTORY -- Middle East -- General.
Politics and government
Iraq -- Politics and government.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781626373969
Other Titles 880-01 Mudhakkirātī. English
880-01/(3/r مذكراتي. الإنجليزية