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Dirty Diplomacy

The Rough-and-tumble Adventures of A Scotch-drinking, Skirt-chasing, Dictator-busting and Thoroughly Un-repentant Ambassador Stuck on the Frontline of the War Against Terror
Murray, Craig, 1958- (Book - 2007)
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Baker & Taylor
A former British ambassador in Uzbekistan discusses his witness to brutality under the regime of dictator and western ally Islam Karimov, describing the political dogma he encountered from London's Foreign Office and their senior partners in Washington.

& Taylor

An irreverent former British ambassador in Uzbekistan discusses his witness to regional brutality under the regime of dictator and western ally Islom Karimov, describing the political dogma he encountered from London's Foreign Office and their senior partners in Washington. 25,000 first printing.

Simon and Schuster
With all the pace and drama of a political thriller, Dirty Diplomacy is a riveting account of a young, fast-living ambassador's battle against a ruthless dictatorship in Central Asia and the craven political expediency in Washington and London that eventually cost him his job.

Craig Murray is no ordinary diplomat. He enjoys a drink or three, and if it's in the company of a pretty girl, so much the better. Murray's scant regard for the rules of the game also extends to his job. When, in the first few weeks of his posting to the little-known Central Asian Republic of Uzbekistan, he comes across photographs of a political dissident who has literally been boiled to death, he ignores diplomatic nicety and calls it for what it is: torture of the cruelest sort.

Murray soon discovers that this is no one-off incident: fierce abuse of those opposing the government is rife. It's not long before he is tearing around the country in his embassy Land Rover, shaking off Uzbek police tails and crashing through roadblocks to meet with dissidents and expose their persecutors. He even confronts the despotic president, Islom Karimov, face-to-face.

But Murray's bosses in London's Foreign Office, ever mindful of their senior partners in Washington, don't want to upset the applecart. Karimov is an ally in the newly announced Global War on Terror. His country is host to a big American air base. The last thing they need is a battling young diplomat stirring things up. In Craig Murray, that's exactly what they've got...

Authors: Murray, Craig, 1958-
Statement of Responsibility: Craig Murray
Uniform Title: Murder in Samarkand
Title: Dirty diplomacy
the rough-and-tumble adventures of a scotch-drinking, skirt-chasing, dictator-busting and thoroughly un-repentant ambassador stuck on the frontline of the war against terror
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2007
Characteristics: xvi, 366 p. : map, facsim. ; 24 cm.
Notes: Originally published as: Murder in Samarkand. (Edinburgh : Mainstream Pub., 2006)
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Great Britain Foreign relations 1997- Uzbekistan Politics and government 1991- Political corruption Uzbekistan Despotism Uzbekistan Ambassadors Uzbekistan Biography Ambassadors Great Britain Biography Karimov, I. A., 1938- Murray, Craig, 1958- Uzbekistan Foreign relations Great Britain Great Britain Foreign relations Uzbekistan
Topical Term: Political corruption
ISBN: 9781416548010
Branch Call Number: B Murray
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