Some Personal Impressions

Paperback | January 15, 2012

byTake Ionescu

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1920. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... xxvii my four last germans Before the world war I knew plenty of Germans; I even counted some of them among my friends. In August, 1914, my relations with Austrians and Germans became cooler and cooler, and some weeks later they almost ceased to exist. Later on, however, circumstances resulted in my meeting at least four Germans, and I am going to record the impressions they made on me. I One is of a conversation with Herr von Busche, the German Minister to Roumania. Herr von Busche belongs to the new diplomacy. He is a man of education and brains, but absolutely without personality. His darling ambition--and the one he will never realize--is to be taken for a grand seigneur. I have only had one conversation with him, and I recognized him at once as base metal. Herr von Busche is like a piece of cheap furniture--on the surface a thin veneer of oak or walnut, but the substance common deal. Herr von Busche was sent to Roumania just after the beginning of the war, when Berlin had made the discovery that its Minister at Bucharest, quite an excellent man and one of prodigious wealth, was altogether inadequate. He had hardly arrived at Sinaia when, before being presented either to the Premier or the Foreign Minister, he had a secret interview with King Charles. Thanks to a private police of my own, which has always done me good service, probably because I have never paid for it, I knew of this visit the same day. After his visit to the King, Herr von Busche proceeded to Bucharest to introduce himself officially to the Government. Returning to Sinaia, he sent his Councilor of Legation to ask for an appointment with me, which I fixed for the same day (this, as I say, was at the beginning of the war), and I waited for him in my drawing-room, where there happened to be a ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1920. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... xxvii my four last germans Before the world war I knew plenty of Germans; I even counted some of them among my friends. In August, 19...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217052010

ISBN - 13:9780217052016

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