A Writer Who Lives the History of the UAE: Witness to Almost Four Decades of Change in the Arabian Peninsula, the Centre for Documentation & Research's Frauke Heard-Bey Is a Historian with a Mission
O'Sullivan, Edmund, MEED Middle East Economic Digest
At the end of 2004, the third edition of Frauke Heard-Bey's groundbreaking From Trucial States to United Arab Emirates was published with an epilogue encompassing the period before the death last November of Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan al-Nahyan, Abu Dhabi's ruler from 1966 and the federations first president.
Heard-Bey has a host of published work to her name, but the account of the UAE's rise is still regarded as the best academic work on the country. The rendering of the details of the fraught negotiations before the federation was formed in December 1971 is definitive.
The first edition of Heard-Bey's book, one of 70 published works, came off the printing press in …
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Publication information: Article title: A Writer Who Lives the History of the UAE: Witness to Almost Four Decades of Change in the Arabian Peninsula, the Centre for Documentation & Research's Frauke Heard-Bey Is a Historian with a Mission. Contributors: O'Sullivan, Edmund - Author. Magazine title: MEED Middle East Economic Digest. Volume: 49. Issue: 27 Publication date: July 8, 2005. Page number: 50. © 1999 MEED Middle East Economic Digest. All Rights Reserved. COPYRIGHT 2005 Gale Group.
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