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A Memoir of International Relations in War & Peace


460 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $18.95 (US $18.95) (CA $24.95)

Publication Date: February 2021

ISBN 9781908531889

Rights: US & CA

Gilgamesh Publishing (Feb 2021)

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Over the course of a truly remarkable life John Deverill has had a front row seat for some of the most important events in the 20th century. This second volume covers the years 1953 to the present day - from drinking too much with Krushchev at embassy receptions to swimming across the Volga to give his KGB minders the slip; this lively account perfectly captures the glamour and intrigue of Moscow in the 1950s. This volume also covers Deverill's time in Yemen during the tail end of the British administration in Aden and much else in this immensely adventurous and international life.

Author Biography

John Deverill he joined the RAF at age 18 following the outbreak of World War II. He was stationed in Iceland, the Middle East, Italy, and Greece, flying dozens of bomber missions. After demobilization, Deverill studied Arabic in Lebanon before working for the Red Cross at refugee camps in Lebanon, Syria, and Jordan. He went on to become the Commander of the Arab Legion Air Force. Deverill later went to Russia as the Air Attache to the British Embassy in Moscow at the height of the Cold War, and then to Aden as a Senior Intelligence Officer.