Diplomatic Minutes in Making of South American History – by Odeen Ishmael

Diplomatic Minutes in Making of South American History – by Odeen Ishmael

Ishmael book“The Trail of Diplomacy” is Odeen Ishmael’s illuminating, educational and exciting reading – vital to understanding international diplomacy as a mover of history”.

Author Odeen Ishmael’s contribution to international diplomacy and South American history comes in the form of a book on the Guyana-Venezuela border issue that started in 1840. Guyana today is much less powerful than its neighbor Venezuela, but not at the time of the boundary dispute. Guyana was then British Guiana, a colonial territory of Great Britain.  

In “The Trail of Diplomacy,” Dr. Ishmael shows the behind the scenes diplomatic negotiations, the historical thrill of official documents and how they translate into history, and even intrigue on the international level, one that involved not only Venezuela, Guyana and Great Britain, but also the United States during the then penultimate arbitration in 1899. [Read more]

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