In this substantial book timothy j paris has written the first biography of general sir gilbert clayton who was a british soldier intelligence officer and diplomat in the middle east for 33 years until his death in service as high commissioner in iraq in 1929. Get this from a library in defence of britains middle eastern empire a life of sir gilbert clayton timothy j paris te lawrence of arabia described his war time chief as the perfect leader a man who worked by influence rather than by loud direction he was like water or permeating oil creeping . It was not possible to say where clayton was and was not and how much really belonged to him this is the first biography of general sir gilbert clayton 1875 1929 britains pre eminent man on the spot during the formative years of the modern middle east. Even so it is astonishing that in defence of britains middle eastern empire a life of sir gilbert clayton is the first full length biography of this dedicated servant of british imperial interests in the middle east a tireless character clayton was the personification of the view that if you want something done you should ask a busy person. A life of sir gilbert clayton in defence of britains middle eastern empire timothy paris sussex academic press des milliers de livres avec la livraison chez vous en 1 jour ou en magasin avec 5 de rduction
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