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Getting Our Way: 500 Years of Adventure and Intrigue: the Inside Story of British Diplomacy Hardcover – 29 Oct 2009

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  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Orion; First Edition edition (29 Oct. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0297858750
  • ISBN-13: 978-0297858751
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.5 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 644,617 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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One of the intriguing sub-texts of Meyer's book is his undisguised disdain for British foreign policy under New Labour... His book is an eloquently argued defence of a public body that gets more than its fair share of brickbats. A pity that so few of our politicians share his grasp of reality and clarity of vision. (THE MAIL ON SUNDAY - 01.11.09)

he does write well. His trenchant prose is unsullied by the managerial gobbledegook that has infected Whitehall. His tone is engagingly sardonic...an admirable diplomatic primer...Meyer is the silkiest of mandarins. (Piers Brendon THE SUNDAY TIMES - 1.11.09)

his conclusions are more explosive than Mr Prescott's famous temper. (Richard Beeston, BOOK OF THE WEEK THE TIMES - 31.10.09)

The former Ambassador to the US takes a dim view of Britain's foreign policy, arguing that it's high time government started to look out for numero uno. ("Books we've loved in the past few weeks." THE TIMES)

His book is an argument for a return to a coherent foreign policy with a "clear-eyed vision of the national interest." A dose of refreshing realism which is over due. If we want to get out way, we have to be clear what way we want. (PETER LEWIS DAILY MAIL 13.11.09)

an entertaining book and also a valuable one.. Meyer writes well... he has made the difficult transition to writing for the general reader, and the book is not far short of a page-turner. (OLIVER MILES, FORMER BRITISH AMBASSADOR THE GUARDIAN 14.11.09)

Meyer knows very well that a good story sells an argument. So he has chosen to write a history book, a retelling of ¿500 years of adventure and intrigue¿ in British diplomacy, to make his case...These are good stories, especially those about the grand failures... (QUENTIN PEEL, FT'S INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS EDITOR FINANCIAL TIMES 14.11.09)

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'We have no eternal allies and we have no perpetual enemies. Our interests are eternal and perpetual, and those interests it is our duty to follow' -Lord Palmerston, 1848
This is a highly informed insider's account of some of the 'honest men' as they sought, by fair means or foul, to get Britain its way in the world.

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