Inside A U.S. Embassy: How the Foreign Service Works for America (Paperback)
How the Foreign Service Works for America
Potomac Books, 9780964948822, 136pp.
Publication Date: August 1, 2005
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Who works in an embassy? What do diplomats actually do? "Inside a U.S. Embassy" offers an up-close and personal look into the lives of the diplomats and specialists who make up the U.S. Foreign Service, taking readers inside embassies and consulates in over 50 countries, providing detailed descriptions of Foreign Service jobs and first-hand accounts of diplomacy in action. Gain a sense of the key role played by each member of an embassy team from Paris to Kabul, from Bogota to Beijing, and places in between. Travel into the rainforests of Thailand with an environmental affairs officer, face rampaging militias with a political officer in East Timor, and join an ambassador on a midnight trip into a Macedonian refugee camp to quell a riot. The book includes profiles of diplomats and specialists around the world serving in Foreign Service positions -- from the ambassador to the security officer, the consular officer to the IT specialist. Also included is a selection of day-in-the-life accounts from 17 different countries, each describing an actual day on the job. The story section includes 26 tales from the field that give a sense of the extraordinary: the coups, the evacuations, the civil wars, the hardships and rewards of representing America to the world. "Inside a U.S. Embassy" was published by the American Foreign Service Association in 2003, and updated and revised in 2005. Over 70,000 copies have sold.