ADST- DACOR Series on Diplomats and Diplomacy

For more than 225 years extraordinary men and women have represented the United States abroad under all kinds of circumstances. What they did and how and why they did it are not well known to their compatriots. In 1996 the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training (ADST) and DACOR, an organization of foreign affairs professionals, created a book series to increase public knowledge and appreciation of the involvement of American diplomats in the events of world history. The series seeks to demystify diplomacy by telling the story of those who have conducted our foreign relations, as they saw them and lived them.

 

African Wars: A Defense Intelligence Perspective

Thomby William G. Thom
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AFRICAN WARS provides a concise summary of four decades of warfare in sub-Saharan Africa. An experienced, highly respected senior U.S. intelligence officer, Thom also offers a primer on how the intelligence business works. As a defense analyst and Africa specialist, he acquired unique and in-depth knowledge of conflict in the vast and troubled sub-Saharan region.

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American Ambassadors: The Past, Present, and Future of America’s Diplomats

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Jett offers an insider’s look at the complex bureaucratic process that determines who becomes an ambassador and the different paths to the position that are taken by career diplomats and political appointees. Jett describes how an ambassador’s effectiveness is measured and why at least four ambassadors in recent years have resigned because of poor performance.

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The American Consul

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While the U.S. diplomatic establishment was confined by protocol to the major capitals of the world, U.S. consular posts proliferated to most of the major ports where the expanding American merchant marine called. Mostly untrained political appointees, each consul was a lonely individual relying on his native wits to provide adequate help to distressed Americans, mainly seamen.

Softcover: Nonmembers’ price $26, Members’ price $24

 

The Anguish of Surrender: Japanese POWs of World War II

Thomby Ulrich Straus
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The Anguish of Surrender is an engrossing story told with sensitivity by one who has deep experience in Japan and who writes with clarity and empathy. ” — MICHAEL ARMACOST, former ambassador to Japan

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The Architecture of Diplomacy: Building America’s Embassies

Thomby Jane C. Loeffler
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“What do we, as a nation, mean to say to the world? Jane C. Loeffler shrewdly looks for answers in a crucial yet neglected place: the architecture of America’s embassies. From the petty jealousies on Capitol Hill to the fine points of modernist design, Loeffler’s effortlessly erudite and highly readable account explains how our government has tried—with mixed success—to represent us abroad in steel and stone.” —HOWARD FINEMAN, Chief Political Correspondent, Newsweek, and ABC News Analyst

Softcover: Nonmembers’ price $24.95, Members’ price $21.00

Revised 2nd edition, January 2011

 

Bangladesh and Pakistan: Flirting with Failure in South Asia

Thomby William B. Milam
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“Understanding the dymanics and complexities of South Asia is more important now than ever before. Bill Milam provides the essential historical background of Pakistan and Bangladesh with an insider’s perspective and firsthand knowledge that only a seasoned and gifted diplomat can provide.” —LEE H.HAMILTON, former President, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

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Behind Embassy Walls: The Life And Times of an American Diplomat

Thomby Brandon Grove
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“Ambassador Grove . . .  makes it starkly, sometimes startlingly, clear that America’s statecraft is carried out by living, breathing people, with feelings. This senior American diplomat, one of the great ones of his time, makes it clear that the character of the people who conduct U.S. foreign relations crosscuts— sometimes dramatically—with the flow of critical issues and events.” — DANIEL SIMPSON, Associate Editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Born a Foreigner: A Memoir of the American Presence in Asia

Thomby Charles T. Cross
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“As a missionary’s son in China, a soldier in the Pacific war, and a career diplomat, Chuck Cross was an eyewitness to America’s fateful encounters in Asia across five decades. His memoir is history at close-up range, full of revealing, well-observed details. Diplomats are schooled to take the world as it is, and these are a professional’s recollections. . . . Yet no one who reads them will fail to sense Cross’s own solid values or his sympathy and respect for the ordinary Chinese and other Asians whom he lived among during the turbulent and often tragic events recounted in this book.” —ARNOLD R. ISAACS, author of Vietnam Shadows: The War, Its Ghosts, and Its Legacy

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A Brief History of United States Diplomacy

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A Brief History of United States Diplomacy is splendid, full of just the kind of portraiture and basic information that ‘fixes’ the tradition of American diplomacy in the minds of students, U.S. citizens and non-Americans alike.” —ALAN K. HENRIKSON, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University

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Building Diplomacy The Architecture of American Embassies

Thomby Elizabeth Gill Lui
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Introduction by Jane Loeffler

Structured geographically, Building Diplomacy portrays embassies in Africa, East Asia, Europe, the Near East, the Pacific, South Asia, and the Western Hemisphere. An appendix lists the architects and designers of the featured buildings.

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Bush Hat, Black Tie: Adventures of a Foreign Service Officer

Thomby Howard R. Simpson
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“When it comes to recounting his adventures on four continents, Howard Simpson is the David Niven of Foreign Service officers.” —GEORGE STEVENS Jr., filmmaker and AFI founder

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Captive in the Congo: A Consul’s Return to the Heart of Darkness

Thomby Michael P. E. Hoyt
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“Michael Hoyt’s book is a gripping and well-documented tale of U.S. relations with the remnants of the Belgian Congo during the 1964 Simba rebellion in Stanleyville. A deftly written account of an American diplomat’s experiences while held hostage by rebels through truly harrowing times, it reads like a fast-paced thriller. Tragically, it bears an eerie resemblance to events today in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Hoyt’s professional, almost clinically detached style gives these pages authenticity and drama.” —BRANDON GROVE, U.S. ambassador to Zaire, 1984-87

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Cold War Saga

Thomby Kempton Jenkins
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“To us veterans of the Cold War’s diplomatic front lines, Kempton Jenkins tells it like it was. He names the key players, gives keen insight into their character, and shows why some were heroes and some villains. Cold War Saga is an absorbing read. If you fought with Jenks in the political trenches, it will stir fond memories. If you didn’t, it will take you there, and you won’t forget where you’ve been or what was at stake.” — JACK F. MATLOCK Jr., U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union, 1987–1991

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The Craft of Political Analysis for Diplomats

Thomby Raymond F. Smith
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“Diplomatic reporting . . . is useless if not readable and harmful if not accurate. Smith provides a guide to all aspiring envoys on how to achieve both of those qualities in their dispatches. . . . I wish that this superb primer had been available during my own diplomatic apprenticeship and hope that a copy will henceforth be supplied to every new Foreign Service entrant.” — JAMES F. DOBBINS, former assistant secretary of state for Europe

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Crossing The Divide: An Insider’s Account of Normalization of U.S.-China Relations

Thomby John H. Holdridge
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“John Holdridge meets the criteria of both professional and scholar, and his description of the relations between the United States and the People’s Republic of China from 1945 to the present is must reading for every American interested in the accurate reporting of the evolution of America’s post–World War II relationship with China.” —From the Foreword by ALEXANDER M. HAIG Jr., former Secretary of State

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Cursed Is the Peacemaker

Thomby John Boykin
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“This is the first, the only, and certain-never-to-be-bettered study of Philip Habib, the most outrageously talented, beloved, and influential American diplomat since Benjamin Franklin. . . . John Boykin captures the wily, witty Phil Habib in marvelously fast-paced and beautifully crafted prose.” —CHARLES HILL, Yale University, former Executive Secretary of the Department of State

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Defiant Diplomacy: Henrik Kauffmann, Denmark, and the United States in World War II and the Cold War 1939–1958

Thomby Bo Lidegaard
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Defiant Diplomacy depicts the extraordinary life of diplomat Henrik de Kauffmann (1888–1963), a major figure in U.S.-Danish relations during World War II and the first decades of the Cold War as Denmark’s envoy to Washington.

Library Edition: Nonmembers’ price $78.95, Members’ price $68.00

 

Distinguished Service: Lydia Chapin Kirk, Partner in Diplomacy, 1896–1984

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“Soon the news leaked out of Washington that the President had selected Alan as our new Ambassador to the the Soviet Union. I was stunned. . . . That night I twisted and turned along with my thoughts, proud that my husband should have been selected, but fearful of what the assignment would entail. . . . I knew Alan was secretly pleased and looked forward to the challenge. He was ready to face the Russians, as he had been to face the Germans. This being so, who was I, a service woman born and bred, to object, especially as this time I could share the challenge with him.”

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Early American Diplomacy in the Near and Far East:  The  Diplomatic and Personal History of Edmund Q. Roberts (1784–1836)

early_diplomacy_thumbby Hermann Frederick Eilts
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Edmund Q. Roberts, a merchant from New Hampshire, labored in the diplomatic and commercial milieu of the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia. He received a roving diplomatic assignment to ascertain the terms on which American merchantmen might be received in various polities of the region and, if possible, to negotiate commercial treaties with those states. Roberts pioneered U.S. diplomatic dialogue—as opposed to consular relationships—with several states in the region.

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Ellsworth Bunker: Global Troubleshooter, Vietnam Hawk

Thomby Howard B. Schaffer
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In this first biography of Ellsworth Bunker (1894–1994), Howard Schaffer traces the life of one of America’s foremost diplomats––from his formative years as a successful businessman through his long diplomatic career. Schaffer highlights Bunker’s seasoned views on the craft of diplomacy, explains the principal “rules” of negotiating strategy Bunker employed, and in the process demonstrates the importance of the personal factor in diplomacy. American Adacemy of Diplomacy 2004 Special Citation for distinguished writing on American Diplomacy

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Escape With Honor: My Last Hours in Vietnam

Thomby Francis Terry McNamara, with Adrian Hill
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“The work of a compassionate, literate man . . . this is an inside view of the final days of the American presence in Vietnam. More importantly, it is an informative, uplifting inside view of how people cope in times of chaos.” —PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, August 18, 1997

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François de Callières: A Political Life

Thomby Laurence Pope
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“François de Callières is one of the most important figures in the history of diplomatic thought, and Laurence Pope, who is in the first rank of scholar-diplomats, has produced a biography worthy of him.” —G. R. BERRIDGE, Emeritus Professor of International Politics, Universityof Leicester

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High-Value Target: Countering al Qaeda in Yemen

Thomby Edmund J. Hull
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In High-Value Target, published by Potomac Books, Ambassador Hull recounts how al Qaeda’s Yemeni safe haven was disrupted during his tenure. A top counterterrorism official in both the Clinton and George W. Bush administrations, Hull provides a detailed account of how his team executed a broad strategy to improve Yemen’s security and economic development. Their strategy included launching successful strikes against al Qaeda’s leadership; engaging in sustained, personal involvement in Yemen’s remote tribal areas; and fostering Yemen’s nascent democracy and civil society. “High-Value Target is important reading for anyone wishing to understand the complicated nature of Yemen.” —ALI SOUFAN, former FBI supervisory special agent

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The Incidental Oriental Secretary and Other Tales of Foreign Service

jackson-book-imageby Richard L. Jackson, with illustrations by Eliza Jackson
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Dick Jackson captures the humor and sheer incongruity of working across cultures in an international career spanning diplomacy and education. Written in a lighthearted tone, his memoir also delves into tragic consequences in countries such as Somalia, Libya, and Greece. The author uses wit and anecdote to chronicle the monumental changes in the world environment and the practice of diplomacy.

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Intervening in Africa: Superpower Peacemaking in a Troubled Continent

Thomby Herman J. Cohen
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“Here are wisdom and insight (and adventure) from some of the best years of US Africa policy by the man who made it. . . . [R]equired reading for anyone interested in knowing how foreign relations should be practiced and the difficulty of doing so, not just in Africa but anywhere in the world. Indeed it is required reading for [any] administration and for an informed citizen constituency on African policy.” —Professor I. WILLIAM ZARTMAN, Director, African Studies and Conflict Management Programs, Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies

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Inventing Public Diplomacy

Thomby Wilson P. Dizard
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“This history of USIA could not have come at a better time.  . . . [It] is an extremely useful, clear, and compact introduction to a vitally important aspect of U.S. foreign policy. A familiarity with this history would save policymakers from repeating some costly mistakes. ” — WALTER RUSSELL MEAD, Foreign Affairs

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The Limits of Influence: America’s Role in Kashmir

Thomby Howard B. Schaffer
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“In this important volume Howard Schaffer breaks new ground in a careful exploration of the corrosive Kashmir issue’s critical impact on America’s often frustrated efforts to assist development in South Asia while containing war risks between what are now nuclear-equipped India and Pakistan. A solid researcher with long diplomatic experience of Kashmir, the author adds helpful appraisals of all sides’ major players.” — PHILLIPS TALBOT, former Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs

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Lincoln Gordon: Architect of Cold War Foreign Policy

Lincoln Gordonby Bruce L. R. Smith
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In this impressive biography, Bruce Smith examines Gordon’s substantial contributions to U.S. mobilization during the Second World War, Europe’s postwar economic recovery, the security framework for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and U.S. policy in Latin America. He also highlights the vital efforts of the advisers who helped Gordon plan NATO’s force expansion and implement America’s dominant foreign policy favoring free trade, free markets, and free political institutions. Smith’s approach highlights the mysterious alchemy of leadership and the blend of political and technical expertise at the heart of policymaking. 

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Losing the Golden Hour: An Insider’s View of Iraq’s Reconstruction

Thomby James Stephenson
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“This critical and honest look at U.S. reconstruction efforts in Iraq, written by a seasoned diplomat with experience from Vietnam to Lebanon, reveals the missteps and errors at the highest levels of the U.S. occupation and development efforts. … Stephenson’s analysis of the frequent conflicts and occasional cooperation among USAID, the U.S. military, the Coalition Provisional Authority, and contractors provides essential background for understanding the current political and military turmoil over Iraq.” — WAYNE H. BOWEN, author of Undoing Saddam: From Occupation to Sovereignty in Northern Iraq

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Memoirs of a Foreign Service Arabist

Memoirs of FS Arabistby Richard Parker
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“Replete with insights and intriguing details about the formation and execution of  America’s Middle East policy, Parker’s memoir is a useful addition to 1960s–1990s history and an authoritative look into the practical problems facing an active diplomat  trying to carry out (and shape) his government’s policy in fast-moving and sometimes  dangerous situations.” -–GORDON S. BROWN, U. S. ambassador (retired)

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The Mind of the African Strongman: Conversations with Dictators, Statesmen, and Father Figures

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“Hank Cohen’s experience in Africa and access to a wide array of historic African leaders are unparalleled. This unique book provides important lessons from the continent’s past and insights for its future.” –– Kenneth L. Brown, formerly U.S. Ambassador to Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, and Republic of Congo and President Emeritus, Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training

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Mission to Algiers: Diplomacy by Engagement

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“At a time when the United States is encouraging democratic development in the Middle East, the Algerian case of partially  successful transition to democracy should be better known. This is a good case study of what an ambassador actually does on a day-to-day basis . . . a well-written firsthand account of recent history.” — WILLIAM B. QUANDT, University of Virginia

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Mongolia and the United States: A Diplomatic History

Addleton_front8.inddby Jonathan S. Addleton
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Mongolia and the United States is must reading for professional diplomats and business people preparing to work in Ulaanbaatar.  Well-organized and authoritative, Ambassador Addleton’s book will be welcomed by libraries and academic researchers seeking a work that puts the data on U.S.-Mongolian relations in one place…. A valuable contribution to the literature on a strategic Asian country.” – Nicholas Platt, President Emeritus, The Asia Society

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The October War: A Retrospective

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The October War is a close examination of the events leading up to the 1973 Arab-Israeli war and . . . the first comparative analysis by Israeli, Egyptian, Jordanian, Syrian, American, and former Soviet military and diplomatic participants and scholars of that seminal event.” —HERMANN F. EILTS, former U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia and Egypt

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Pacific Gibraltar: U.S.-Japanese Rivalry over the Annexation of Hawaii, 1885–1898

Thomby William Michael Morgan
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“Morgan does not shrink from passing judgment on American and Hawaiian policy matters. His provocative interpretation will enliven the debate over how the United States, in the name of ‘national security,’ forsook its republican traditions and acquired a key component of an overseas empire.” — CHARLES W. CALHOUN, Distinguished Professor of History, East Carolina University

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Paying Calls in Shangri-La: Scenes from a Woman’s Life in American Diplomacy

heimann-front-coverBy Judith M. Heimann
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Judy Heimann entered the diplomatic life in 1958 to join her husband, John, in Jakarta at his American Embassy post, setting her on a path across the continents as she mastered the fine points of diplomatic culture. Drawn from memories of fifty years of life in the U.S. Foreign Service as a wife, then a “tandem officer,” and finally a frequently rehired retiree, the author begins her stories –– some funny, some poignant, all true –– with an account of how she came to Mobutu’s Zaire in 1978, much against her will. To her surprise, colleagues and Congolese dissident politicians there taught her how to become the diplomat she had long wanted to be, surrounded by able colleagues, valuable local contacts, and occasionally all-too-thrilling circumstances. The story then goes back twenty years to her husband’s first assignment, in exotic, uncomfortable, fascinating, and dangerous Indonesia. Most of her later diplomatic work occurred at European embassies abroad.

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Peter Strickland: New England Shipmaster, Boston Merchant, First Consul to Senegal

Thomby Stephen H. Grant
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“Grant’s careful blending of historical hindsight with Strickland’s own words brings enormous value to our understanding of U.S. diplomacy.” — FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL

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Plunging into Haiti: Clinton, Aristide, and the Defeat of Diplomacy

Thomby Ralph Pezzullo
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“[With his] playwright’s sense of language, character, and drama, Pezzullo presents a Potemkin Village of posturing self-righteousness, and counterproductive—sometimes inexplicable—decisions and actions by all sides.” — HENRY (CHIP) CAREY, Professor of Political Science, Georgia State University

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Pot Shards: Fragments of a Life Lived in CIA, the White House, and the Two Koreas

pot shardsby Donald Gregg
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Don Gregg spent thirty-one years as an operations officer in CIA and ten years in the White House under Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, and George H. W. Bush. Pot Shards is a window into the Cold War–era CIA, both its failings and unheralded successes, including Gregg’s role in saving the life of Kim Dae-jung, a Korean political dissident who later, as president, won the Nobel Peace Prize.

Hardcover: $$38.00; Paperback $26.00

 

Practicing Public Diplomacy: A Cold War Odyssey

Thomby Yale Richmond
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“This book will be a long-term reference source for researchers looking at Cold War history, as the subject goes through its inevitable revisionary cycles. . . . It documents a critical element in U.S. Cold-War relations—the effort to reach out ideologically to Soviet and East European audiences in the face of formidable opposition by the region’s Communist regimes. The author was involved in this subject more directly and over a longer period of time than any other U.S. government official.” — WILSON DIZARD, author of Inventing Public Diplomacy

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A Quaker Goes to Spain: The Diplomatic Mission of Anthony Morris, 1813–1814

qspainby H. L. Dufour Woolfley
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“As a piece of American history, the book gives fascinating examples of the infant state of American diplomacy at the time––the sloppiness, the lack of clarity in instructions and methods, and the internal feuds and backbiting that marked our diplomacy. It is as a family and social history, though, that the book makes its most interesting contribution, in tracing . . . the reactions of a plain and devout American to the traditions, idolatry, and corruption of an Old World monarchy.”  –– GORDON S. BROWN, author of Toussaint’s Clause: The Founding Fathers and the American Revolution

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Radio Free Europe:  An Insider’s View

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J.F. Brown, a widely recognized expert on Eastern Europe who served as RFE director in 1978–83, offers a balanced and penetrating analysis of what made RFE tick. He explains how RFE functioned as a decentralized organization that empowered exiles and points out what it could––and could not—offer East European listeners.

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Reconstruction and Peace Building in the Balkans: The Brčko Experience

Thomby Robert William Farrand in collaboration with Allison Frendak-Blume
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“A valuable addition to the recent history of the Balkans and an important case study of civilian stabilization work in a postconflict environment. Scholars and regional experts will find this an authoritative work, and it will be essential for all those working on stabilization and reconstruction throughout the world.” — JACK ZETKULIC, career U.S. diplomat

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Saudi Arabia and the United States: Birth of a Security Partnership

Thomby Parker T. Hart
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“. . . a seminal contribution to our understanding of the origins and sometimes bumpy evolution of the U.S.-Saudi relationship in the overall Middle East context [by] one of the diplomatic pioneers in that bilateral relationship.” — HERMANN F. EILTS, former U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia and Egypt

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Slovakia on the Road to Independence

Thomby Paul Hacker
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“Paul Hacker arrived in Slovakia at a critical time, when we were just starting to overcome the legacy of totalitarianism. He was also in a unique position as the first American representative on the scene in Slovakia in over forty years. He is a sympathetic but objective observer of our developments.” — PAVOL DEMES, former minister of international relations of Slovakia

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The State Department Boys:  Philippine Diplomacy and Its American Heritage

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Here is the untold story of how, in July 1946, in the wake of independence, the U.S. Department of State and selected U.S. Foreign Service posts trained the first officer corps of the Philippine Foreign Service, fondly known as the “State Department Boys.” These pioneer Filipino diplomats eventually became the pillars of Philippine diplomacy and helped the fledgling Philippine Republic find its place in the community of nations.

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Strangers When We Met

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Relations between two peoples over the last century unfold primarily through the voices of Americans and Kuwaitis who lived through the good times and bad. Close relations between the United States and Kuwait were not inevitable. American doctors, ministers, and teachers arrived before oil became a factor. Their original aim was to convert Kuwaitis to Christianity; they remained to heal and educate, thereby laying the foundations of tolerance, respect. and affection on which oil workers, businessmen, and diplomats would build.

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A Strategy for Stable Peace: Toward a Euroatlantic Community

Thomby James E. Goodby, Petrus Buwalda, and Dmitri Trenin
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“The construction of a stable peace within this community of nations will not require the destruction of those special characteristics that have made them so distinct. What will be different is that war among them will become a part of history, not a part of their panoply of policy options.” — from the Preface to A Strategy for Stable Peace

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Toussaint’s Clause: The Founding Fathers and the Haitian Revolution

Thomby Gordon S. Brown
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“[This] well-crafted and well-written narrative captures the failures and foibles, the successes and surprises for American diplomacy of [the Haitian revolution]. For amateurs and history buffs alike this is a book you shouldn’t miss and will not find easy to put down.” — THOMAS R. PICKERING, former U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs

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Vietnam and Beyond: A Diplomat’s Cold War Education

Thomby Robert Hopkins Miller
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“Few events in American history have generated as much emotion, as much division, and as many long-term impacts for America and American society as our nation’s involvement in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia in the latter half of the 20th century. . . . It seems appropriate that the first volume in [Texas Tech University Press’s Modern Southeast Asia Series] should recount the journey of a diplomat whose working life with the U.S. Department of State essentially encompassed the entire Cold War. . . . [Vietnam was] Ambassador Miller’s . . . central, defining experience.” — JAMES R. RECKNER, Director, Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

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Witness to a Changing World

Thomby David D. Newsom
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“David Newsom’s memoirs are a deeply personal, witty, and wise account of the life of one of America’s finest diplomats. Newsom combined an intuitive grasp of foreign cultures with a wry self-deprecating sense of humor. . . . Crises brought out his most sterling qualities: competence, courage, and discipline.” — ROSCOE S. SUDDARTH, former U.S. Ambassador to Jordan

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