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145 ANNOTATED READING LIST In keeping with the orientation of this book, this reading list focuses primarily, although not exclusively, on works by professional diplomats. Many of them are included in the suggested reading list of the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training. U.S. DIPLOMATIC HISTORY General Surveys Eicher, Peter D. “Emperor Dead” and Other Historic American Diplomatic Dispatches. Washington: Congressional Quarterly Books, 1996. A fascinating selection of over 260 dispatches from 1776 to the Vietnam War era, most taken directly from originals in the National Archives, many previously unpublished or inaccessible. Cold War Era Hart, Parker T. Two NATO Allies at the Threshold of War—Cyprus: A Firsthand Account of Crisis Management, 1965–1968. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1990. An insider’s case study of crisis management, skillful diplomacy, and the shuttle diplomacy of Cyrus Vance. Kirk, Roger, and Mircea Raceanu. Romania versus the United States: Diplomacy of the Absurd, 1985–1989. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1994. A revealing insiders’ account of the deteriorating special relationship between the United States and Romania in the last years of Nicolae Ceau̧sescu by the two chief diplomatic actors in the drama. 146 ———— ANNOTATED READING LIST Matlock, Jack. Autopsy on an Empire. New York: Random House, 1995. The definitive account of the events leading up to the collapse of the Soviet Union, written by the U.S. ambassador in Moscow from 1987 to 1991. Miller, Robert H. Vietnam and Beyond: A Diplomat’s Cold War Education. Lubbock: Texas Tech University Press, 2002. The exceptional “hands-on” knowledge and critical evolution of a career diplomat who worked on America’s unsuccessful Vietnam venture and its aftermath for nearly one-third of his Cold War–spanning career. Post-1989 Stephenson, James. Losing the Golden Hour: An Insider’s View of Iraq’s Reconstruction. Washington: Potomac Books, 2007. A vivid account by the 2004–5 USAID mission director, a Foreign Service officer expert in post-conflict transition, of what it was like to live and work in war-torn Iraq. FOREIGN DIPLOMATIC HISTORY Khan, Riaz. Untying the Afghan Knot: Negotiating Soviet Withdrawal. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1991. An authoritative insider’s account by the senior Pakistani diplomat involved in the eight-year negotiations among all the major players leading to the 1988 Geneva Accords. DIPLOMATIC MEMOIRS AND BIOGRAPHIES Grove, Brandon. Behind Embassy Walls: The Life and Times of an American Diplomat. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2005. A highly literate account of a thirty-five-year diplomatic career in Africa, Europe, Central America, and the Middle East. Kennan, George. Memoirs 1925-1950. New York: Random House, 1983. This book by one of America’s most influential diplomats brings to life major events of U.S. diplomatic history of his era. Spain, James W. In Those Days: A Diplomat Remembers. Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 1998. A diplomatic life on the edge, told with a bluntness leavened with feeling and humor, by a career diplomat and four-time ambassador, to Tanzania , Turkey, Sri Lanka, and the United Nations. ANNOTATED READING LIST ———— 147 DIPLOMATIC CUSTOMS, ETIQUETTE, AND LIFE Bender, Margaret. Foreign at Home and Away: Foreign-born Wives in the U.S. Foreign Service. Writers Club Press, 2002. Individual stories of Foreign Service life interwoven with themes such as transitions, work, children, senior wives, CIA wives, marital problems, post–Foreign Service life, and home country reentry. Feltham, R. G., Diplomatic Handbook. 7th ed. London/New York: Longman, 1998. A practical guide for managers of diplomatic practice. Linderman, Patricia, and Melissa Brayer Hess, eds. Realities of Foreign Service Life. San Jose, CA: Writers Club Press, 2002. An honest and balanced view of the realities of life in the Foreign Service. DIPLOMACY THEORY AND PRACTICE Berridge, G. R. Diplomacy: Theory and Practice. 4th ed. Basingstoke, UK: PalgraveMacmillan , 2010. An up-to-date treatment of foreign ministries, the art of negotiation , and modes of diplomacy by a leading scholar. Berridge, G. R., and Alan James. A Dictionary of Diplomacy. 2nd ed. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004. A comprehensive guide to all aspects of diplomacy , continually updated online. Cohen, Raymond. Negotiating across Cultures: Communications Obstacles in U.S. Diplomacy. Washington: U.S. Institute of Peace, 1991. An astute diplomatic scholar examines the ways cultural factors have affected U.S. dealings with Japan, China, Egypt, India, and Mexico over forty years. Dorman, Shawn, ed. Inside a U.S. Embassy: Diplomacy at Work. Washington: American Foreign Service Association/Potomac Books, 2011. Details the inner workings of U...


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