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Building Diplomacy

Back to Diplomats and Diplomacy Building Diplomacy: The Architecture of American Embassies Embassy architecture and design ranges from the humble to the stately, from the practical to the grand. Building Diplomacy is the first comprehensive photographic portrait of the official face of American diplomacy around the world. Elizabeth Gill Lui traveled to fifty countries to […]

American Diplomats

Back to Memoirs and Occasional Papers American Diplomats: The Foreign Service at Work “The authors of American Diplomats have drawn expertly on the ADST oral history collection to produce an outstanding introduction to America’s diplomacy and the extraordinarily varied roles our diplomats play in defending American interests around the globe.” Samuel Lewis, past president of […]

Witness to a Changing World

Back to Diplomats and Diplomacy Witness to a Changing World “These memoirs of an unusually wise and perceptive diplomat provide rare insight into America at the apogee of its global power.” NICHOLAS BURNS, Harvard University professor and former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Witness to a Changing World is the life story of […]

Ellsworth Bunker

Back to Diplomats and Diplomacy Ellsworth Bunker: Global Troubleshooter, Vietnam Hawk “Bunker was one of our country’s great diplomats…[marked by] gentleness, discipline, and selfless skill. Schaffer’s insightful and carefully researched biography of this quintessentially American figure fills an important gap in our understanding.” HENRY A. KISSINGER, former Secretary of State (1973–1977) In this first biography […]

Born a Foreigner

Back to Diplomats and Diplomacy Born a Foreigner: A Memoir of the American Presence in Asia   “. . . no one who reads [Born a Foreigner] 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 […]

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 […]

Country and Subject Reader Series

Interested in a particular country or subject? Go beyond the experiences of simply one diplomat with Country and Subject Readers. These Readers consist of relevant excerpts from individual oral history interviews arranged in approximate chronological order. They are designed to give users an overview of U.S. relations with a country or policy on a specific […]