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Our war, 1938-1945

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In the late 1940s, Thistlethwaite, as an established Americanist, was involved in the founding of the Salzburg seminar, under which generations of Europeans met leading American scholars. In Britain, meetings, backed by the Fulbright Commission and held alternately in Cambridge and Oxford, led to the establishment in 1955 of the British Association for American Studies, with Thistlethwaite as its first chairman. Thistlethwaite served in the RAF 1941–45, during which time he was seconded to work for the War Cabinet 1942-45. A fellow of St John's College, Cambridge, Thistlethwaite served as a lecturer in the Faculty of Economics and Politics at the University of Cambridge from 1949-61. He was founding chairman of the British Association for American Studies (1955–59). He became the first Vice-Chancellor of the University of East Anglia in 1961 and remained the post until 1980. He was appointed a CBE in 1979.Our War, 1938-45, a memoir describing his and Jane's experiences.

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Author(s):
Frank Thistlethwaite
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Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0952828618
ISBN-13:
9780952828617
Publisher:
F. Thistlethwaite
Title:
Our war, 1938-1945

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In the late 1940s, Thistlethwaite, as an established Americanist, was involved in the founding of the Salzburg seminar, under which generations of Europeans met leading American scholars. In Britain, meetings, backed by the Fulbright Commission and held alternately in Cambridge and Oxford, led to the establishment in 1955 of the British Association for American Studies, with Thistlethwaite as its first chairman. Thistlethwaite served in the RAF 1941–45, during which time he was seconded to work for the War Cabinet 1942-45. A fellow of St John's College, Cambridge, Thistlethwaite served as a lecturer in the Faculty of Economics and Politics at the University of Cambridge from 1949-61. He was founding chairman of the British Association for American Studies (1955–59). He became the first Vice-Chancellor of the University of East Anglia in 1961 and remained the post until 1980. He was appointed a CBE in 1979.Our War, 1938-45, a memoir describing his and Jane's experiences.

Author(s):
Frank Thistlethwaite
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0952828618
ISBN-13:
9780952828617
Publisher:
F. Thistlethwaite
Title:
Our war, 1938-1945

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