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Echoes of a Distant Clarion

Back to Memoirs and Occasional Papers Echoes of a Distant Clarion: Recollections of a Diplomat and Soldier The life story of John Kormann, an adventurous diplomat, soldier, and intelligence officer, offers an inside view of significant events of the twentieth century. Following engaging boyhood experiences, paratrooper training, and combat in Europe in World War II, […]

Bushels and Bales

Back to Memoirs and Occasional Papers Bushels and Bales: A Food Soldier in the Cold War “One man’s remarkable story…in service to his government, fellow taxpayers, and yes, mankind’s age-old struggle against hunger and backwardness. “ ERIC ROZENMAN, author of Total Jihad Bushels and Bales: A Food Soldier in the Cold War covers Howard Steele’s […]

Arabian Nights and Daze

Back to Memoirs and Occasional Papers Arabian Nights and Daze: ┬áLiving in Yemen with the Foreign Service “Susan Wyatt has given us a fascinating glimpse of a breathtakingly exotic country from a now bygone era. She has also described … a life far different from the glamorous one that most Americans think their diplomats lead.” […]

Saudi Arabia and the United States

Back to Diplomats and Diplomacy Saudi Arabia and the United States: Birth of a Security Partnership “. . . 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 Fr. Eilts, […]

Toussaint’s Clause

Back to Diplomats and Diplomacy Toussaint’s Clause: The Founding Fathers and the Haitian Revolution “[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 […]

Memoirs and Occasional Papers – An ADST Series

ADST created the Memoirs and Occasional Papers Series to preserve firsthand accounts, histories, and other informed observations on foreign affairs for scholars, journalists, and the general public.     Ambassador to a Small Country: Letters from Chad by Christopher E. Goldthwait Learn More Ambassador to a Small World is a highly personal portrait of Chad […]

Abroad for Her Country

Back to Diplomats and Diplomacy Abroad for Her Country: Tales of a Pioneer Woman Ambassador in the U.S. Foreign Service “A serious and charming autobiography of a pioneer woman diplomat.” DONNA E. SHALALA, former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Abroad for Her Country: Tales of a Pioneer Woman Ambassador in the U.S. Foreign […]

Diplomats and Diplomacy – An ADST-DACOR Book Series

For more than 225 years extraordinary men and women have represented the United States abroad. 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 American diplomats and their role in advancing our national interests. The […]