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Author Fernandez, Erwin Soriano, author

Title The Diplomat-Scholar : a Biography of Leon Ma. Guerrero / Erwin S. Fernandez
Published Singapore : ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (x, 359 pages) : illustrations
Contents ""Table of Contents""; ""Preface""; ""Prologue""; ""Chronology""; ""PART I: Ermita and Santa Cruz to Intramuros: Between Literary and Legal Career""; ""1. Bourgeois Ermita: Birth and Boyhood""; ""2. Education under American Jesuits""; ""3. The Humorist as Critic, Writer and Actor""; ""4. Juggling Law and Journalism on the Eve of War""; ""PART II: To Tokyo and Back: The Making of a Diplomat""; ""5. The Assistant Solicitor""; ""6. From Intelligence Officer in Bataan to the Return of Ignacio Javier""; ""7. Second, then First Secretary""; ""8. At the Home Office: The Diplomat as Historian""
""PART III: Going In, then Out of the Political Jungle: Padre Burgos to Arlegui""""9. The Legal Counsel, Professor and Translator""; ""10. The Foreign Policy Critic and Spokesman""; ""11. â#x80;#x9C;Asia for the Asiansâ#x80;#x9D; or How to Leave Arlegui in Six Months""; ""PART IV: London and Madrid: The Philippines in a Resurgent Asia""; ""12. At the Court of Saint James""; ""13. A Verbal Tussle in the UN""; ""14. The Biographer""; ""15. At Franco Country""; ""16. In Search of the Burgos Trial Records""; ""17. Home Leave in Preparation for a State Visit""
""PART V: New Delhi to Belgrade: The Philippines towards Non-Alignment""""18. Homecoming to Asia at Nehruvian India""; ""19. â#x80;#x9C;Diplomacy of Developmentâ#x80;#x9D; and Other Speeches""; ""20. The Foreign Policy Rescuer and Again, Critic""; ""21. The Diplomat as Efficient Intellectual-Bureaucrat""; ""22. Endorsing Non-alignment amid Personal Crisis""; ""23. Flirting with Dictators""; ""24. Martial Law Propagandist""; ""25. At Titoâ#x80;#x99;s Pre-Balkanized Yugoslavia""; ""Epilogue""; ""Glossary""; ""List of Abbreviations""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""; ""About the Author""
Summary Leon Ma. Guerrero (1915-82), a top-notch writer and diplomat, served six Philippine presidents, beginning with President Manuel L. Quezon and ending with President Ferdinand E. Marcos. In this first full-length biography, Guerrero's varied career as writer and diplomat is highlighted from an amateur student editor and associate editor of a prestigious magazine to ambassador to different countries that reflected then the exciting directions of Philippine foreign policy. But did you know that he served as public prosecutor in the notorious Nalundasan murder case, involving the future Philippine
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-340) and index
Notes In English
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Subject Guerrero, Leon Ma. (Leon Maria), 1915-1982
Guerrero, Leon Ma. (Leon Maria), 1915-1982.
Ambassadors -- Philippines -- Biography
Authors, Filipino -- Biography
Authors, Filipino.
Diplomatic relations.
Philippines -- Foreign relations -- 1946-
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
Author ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, publisher
ISBN 9789814762229