The View From Steamer Point. Being An Account of Three Years In Aden.

Johnston, Charles Hepburn.

Book ID: 8376


8vo. 224 pp., 15 photographs, endpaper maps, cloth, index, previous owner’s inscription verso front cover, otherwise copy in very good condition, Collins, London, first edition, 1964.


Memoirs of the British Governor of Aden, later High Commissioner, ca. 1960 – 63. Contents: Aleppo to Victoria; Arrival; The Problem; On Tour; A Drive Round the Aden Colony; The Start of the Merger Talks; On Tour Again; Aden & South Arabia; The Eastern Protectorate & the Islands; Agreement in Aden; Private Interlude; Agreement in London; Crisis in Aden; Revolution in Yemen; The Merger; A Day at Government House; Reflections in the Northern Desert; The Last Six Months; Ceremony & Power; Ambassador into Governor; Foreign & Colonial; British Aims in South Arabia; Departure.

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