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American Statecraft

The Story Of The U.S. Foreign Service

By J. Robert Moskin

This magisterial work on American diplomacy by a veteran journalist and historian is the first complete history of the U.S. Foreign Service

American Statecraft is a fascinating and comprehensive look at the unsung men and women of the U.S. Foreign Service whose dedication and sacrifices have been a crucial part of our history for over two centuries. Fifteen years in the making, veteran journalist and historian Moskin has traveled the globe conducting hundreds of interviews both in and out of the State Department to look behind the scenes at America’s “militiamen of diplomacy.”

As the nation’s eyes and ears, our envoys pledge a substantial part of their lives in foreign lands working for the benefit of their nation. Endeavoring to use dialogue and negotiation as their instruments of change, our diplomats tirelessly work to find markets for American business, rescue its citizens in trouble abroad, and act in general as “America’s first line of defense” in policy negotiations, keeping America out of war. But it took generations to polish these skills, and Moskin traces America’s full diplomatic history, back to its amateur years coming up against seasoned Europeans during the days of Ben Franklin, now considered the father of the U.S. Foreign Service, and up to the recent Benghazi attack. Along the way, its members included many devoted and courageous public servants, and also some political spoilsmen and outright rogues.

An important contribution to the political canon, American Statecraft recounts the history of the United States through the lens of foreign diplomacy.

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Book

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  • 327.73 Mos, Nonfiction

Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9781250037459


Format: Book
Author: Moskin, J. Robert
Summary: A "look at the unsung men and women of the U.S. Foreign Service whose dedication and sacrifices have been a crucial part of our history for over two centuries. Fifteen years in the making, veteran journalist and historian Moskin has traveled the globe conducting hundreds of interviews both in and out of the State Department to look behind the scenes at America's 'militiamen of diplomacy'"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: American statecraft : the story of the U.S. Foreign Service / J. Robert Moskin.
Publisher Date: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2013.
Subject: United States. Foreign Service. Diplomatic and consular service, American Diplomacy HISTORY / United States / General. POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Diplomacy.
Isbn: 9781250037459 (hbk.) 125003745X (hbk.)
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Call Number: 327.73 Mos
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Format: Book
Author: Moskin, J. Robert
Summary: A "look at the unsung men and women of the U.S. Foreign Service whose dedication and sacrifices have been a crucial part of our history for over two centuries. Fifteen years in the making, veteran journalist and historian Moskin has traveled the globe conducting hundreds of interviews both in and out of the State Department to look behind the scenes at America's 'militiamen of diplomacy'"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: American statecraft : the story of the U.S. Foreign Service / J. Robert Moskin.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2013.
Description: ix, 932 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Subjects: United States. Foreign Service.
Subjects: Diplomatic and consular service, American
Subjects: Diplomacy
Subjects: HISTORY / United States / General.
Subjects: POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Diplomacy.
Other Title: American state-craft : the story of the U.S. Foreign Service
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 865-894) and index.
LCCN: 2013024053
ISBN: 9781250037459 (hbk.)
ISBN: 125003745X (hbk.)
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Call Number: 327.73 Mos