the lives & times of hrh

Herman Hochstadt

the lives & times of hrh

Herman Hochstadt

Distributed for National University of Singapore Press

192 pages | 6 x 9
Cloth $32.00 ISBN: 9789813251199 Published November 2020 For sale in North and South America and China only
Herman Hochstadt, or hrh, as he is better known, joined Singapore’s civil service in 1960, rising quickly to the position of principal secretary for Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, and later serving as Permanent Secretary in key ministries like Finance and Defense. hrh had an unusual ability to inspire those working for him, and his signature wit and charm are on display in this winning memoir, which deftly weaves together stories of his career and some of the key moments of Singapore’s development. He begins with his Eurasian family’s history in Singapore, including that of his grandfather, John Hochstadt, who founded the Singapore Casket Company. He continues through his childhood, detailing an education that was interrupted by the Japanese occupation, before moving on to his working life, which included influential positions throughout the public and private sectors. Full of warmth and humor, the lives and times of hrh traces a life dedicated to public service in Singapore, from its time as a crown colony through its evolution to the Republic of Singapore.
 
Contents
1. The Hochstadt Family: Early History, 2. Pre-War Years and the Japanese Occupation, 3. The Hochstadt House at 14 Parkstone Road, 4. Schooldays, 5. University Days, 6. Working Life: The Early Years, 7. PMO & More, 8, United Nations in New York, London, Nairobi, Dar-es-Salaam, Lusaka, Blantyre, Cairo, Tunis, Algiers, Paris, Belgrade, Moscow, New Delhi, Rangoon, Phnom Penh & Bangkok, 9. Ministry of Interior & Defence, 10. Ministry of Finance: First Homecoming, 11. Ministry of Communication, 12. Ministry of Education, 13. Monetary Authority of Singapore, Ministry of Finance - Final Homecoming - Ministry of Law & Retirement, 14. Afterlife: Non-Resident High Commissioner, 15. Afterlife: Singapore Turf Club, 16. Afterlife: Export Credit Insurance Corporation, 17. Afterlife: Neptune Orient Lines & Maritime Holdings, 18. Afterlife: Singapore Casket Company, 19. Afterlife: Eurasian Association, 20. Epilogue
For more information, or to order this book, please visit https://press.uchicago.edu
Google preview here

Chicago Manual of Style

RSS Feed

RSS feed of the latest books from National University of Singapore Press. RSS Feed