On Six Continents: A Life in Canada's Foreign Service, 1966-2002 (Paperback)
A Life in Canada's Foreign Service, 1966-2002
Douglas Gibson, 9780771010910, 253pp.
Publication Date: September 6, 2005
But this is also a light-hearted look at what our diplomats actually do and is full of funny stories: so watch young Jim attend a drunken party with Trudeau; compete with Mother Teresa for Bangladesh babies; or sweep his Belgian bride off her feet to the altar. Bartleman also writes candidly about falling prey to depression, and about his concern, as a native Canadian, to see aboriginal peoples well treated. In summary, a richly varied career, as the only Canadian diplomat to serve on all six continents, well told by a remarkable character.
"On Six Continents" is a Douglas Gibson Book.
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Praise For On Six Continents: A Life in Canada's Foreign Service, 1966-2002…
“[It is] that rarest of literary beasts: a public service memoir that is actually an entertaining read. …Solid writing tempered with a dry wit.… His personal observations on Kissinger, Mandela, Walesa, Havel, and Clinton add heft to a book that should both inspire a new generation to become foreign service officers and prove definitively that bureaucratic history can be fun.”
–Quill & Quire