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By Cathal J. Nolan

ISBN-10: 0313291950

ISBN-13: 9780313291951

This booklet spans greater than two hundred years of U.S. diplomatic heritage. Its geographical scope widens in addition to the increasing pursuits of the USA itself, from preliminary unique crisis with the empires of Europe, to the rising countries of Latin the USA, to the industrial possibilities and geopolitical matters of Asia and Africa. The ambassadors selected for inclusion replicate those old adjustments in American overseas kinfolk. geared up alphabetically, the biographies current an implicit account of the evolution of the U.S. diplomatic carrier, from its founding and early ideas in the course of the twentieth century evolution of its behavior and tradition.

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Anglo-American Isthmian Diplomacy, 1815–1915. New York: Russell and Russell, 1965 (first published in 1916, reissued in 1965). Willson, Beckles. American Ambassadors to England, 1785–1929. New York: Frederick A. , 1929. VERENA BOTZENHART-VIEHE CHARLES EUSTIS BOHLEN (1904–1974), author and diplomat, was born on Grindstone Island near Clayton, New York, one of three children born to Charles Bohlen, gentleman and sportsman, and Celestine Eustis Bohlen, New Orleans socialite and traveler. His maternal grandfather was the first American ambassador to France in 1892.

Paul’s for demonstrating what was described as a bad attitude toward authority. This did not prevent his being accepted by Harvard, where he was tapped for the prestigious Porcellian Club. Handsome, gregarious, and charming, Bohlen excelled at those extracurricular activities much loved by undergraduates—talking, drinking, and making friends—but his academic record was not a strong one. He chose to major in modern European history, which reflected his cosmopolitan upbringing and lively interest in the world around him, but he had no clear career plans and only a limited income upon graduation from Harvard.

S. meddling in South Asia might drive the Indians into the Communist camp. Bowles sometimes exaggerated to sell his ideas to Congress and the Eisen- CHESTER BOWLES 33 hower administration. He was not above conjuring images of the loss of China in 1949 or describing India as Moscow’s primary target in Asia. Much of the rhetoric was shaped to impress a State Department oriented toward Europe. His advice was not always heeded. Nevertheless, Bowles remained characteristically buoyant and optimistic.

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