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American statecraft : the story of the U.S. Foreign Service, J. Robert Moskin

Label
American statecraft : the story of the U.S. Foreign Service
Title
American statecraft
Title remainder
the story of the U.S. Foreign Service
Statement of responsibility
J. Robert Moskin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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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Moskin, J. Robert
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
JZ1480
LC item number
.M665 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Diplomatic and consular service, American
  • Diplomacy
  • HISTORY / United States / General
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Diplomacy
  • Diplomacy
  • Diplomatic and consular service, American
  • Diplomatischer Dienst
  • USA
Label
American statecraft : the story of the U.S. Foreign Service, J. Robert Moskin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [865]-894) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Closing Pandora's box -- Making a difference -- The militiamen of diplomacy : 1776-80 -- "The sword was sheathed" : 1781-85 -- Of consuls, commerce, and confidence : 1784-1810 -- Paying off the pirates : 1785-1805 -- "One nation as to foreign concerns" : 1787-95 -- "To prepare for war will be wise" : 1793-1811 -- Drive for identity and respect : 1811-23 -- An early professional : 1825-42 -- The spoils system : 1829-48 -- Expansion westward : 1821-45 -- War with Mexico : 1845-46 -- Consular reform : 1853-65 -- Japan's first American consul : 1856-62 -- The nation at war with itself : 1861-65 -- Public trust, private property : 1866-85 -- First steps to empire : 1898-99 -- Three diplomatic friends : 1898-1905 -- Practicing imperialism : 1898-1905 -- "The main object of diplomacy" : 1905-12 -- Warm-up for a world war : 1899-1914 -- "Well, the roof has fallen in" : 1914-16 -- "Slaughterhouse where madness dwells" : 1915-17 -- "America in Armageddon" : 1917-20 -- The Russian "terror" : 1917-20 -- The new diplomacy of oil : 1919-38 -- "A single unified service" : 1920-45 -- Between world wars : 1920-39 -- Early aggressions : 1934-39 -- "The sands are running fast" : 1931-41 -- "A rattlesnake posed to strike" : 1939-41 -- "A very tragic moment" : 1941-45 -- Foreign service for a new world : 1946-51 -- The foreign service catches up : 1946-88 -- Diversity comes to the elite service 1922-2011 ; China hands : 1946-89 -- Public diplomacy : 1941-2012 -- Diplomacy for American dictators : 1953-89 -- Trujillo and Pinochet-- contrast in violence : 1960-2004 -- Dangerous diplomacy : 1960-78 -- Terrorists in the embassies : 1968-2009 -- A war too far-- Vietnam : 1952-75 -- Destiny and the peacock throne : 1951-81 -- Shuttling salesman for peace : 1947-83 -- The very model of a modern foreign service : 1970-2011 -- The first and second Iraq Wars : 1982-2011 -- Fortress America : the embassy : 2004-07 -- New challenges for modern diplomacy : 1970-2012 -- The ambassador : 2011-13
Control code
827256864
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
ix, 932 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250037466
Lccn
2013024053
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)827256864
Label
American statecraft : the story of the U.S. Foreign Service, J. Robert Moskin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [865]-894) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Closing Pandora's box -- Making a difference -- The militiamen of diplomacy : 1776-80 -- "The sword was sheathed" : 1781-85 -- Of consuls, commerce, and confidence : 1784-1810 -- Paying off the pirates : 1785-1805 -- "One nation as to foreign concerns" : 1787-95 -- "To prepare for war will be wise" : 1793-1811 -- Drive for identity and respect : 1811-23 -- An early professional : 1825-42 -- The spoils system : 1829-48 -- Expansion westward : 1821-45 -- War with Mexico : 1845-46 -- Consular reform : 1853-65 -- Japan's first American consul : 1856-62 -- The nation at war with itself : 1861-65 -- Public trust, private property : 1866-85 -- First steps to empire : 1898-99 -- Three diplomatic friends : 1898-1905 -- Practicing imperialism : 1898-1905 -- "The main object of diplomacy" : 1905-12 -- Warm-up for a world war : 1899-1914 -- "Well, the roof has fallen in" : 1914-16 -- "Slaughterhouse where madness dwells" : 1915-17 -- "America in Armageddon" : 1917-20 -- The Russian "terror" : 1917-20 -- The new diplomacy of oil : 1919-38 -- "A single unified service" : 1920-45 -- Between world wars : 1920-39 -- Early aggressions : 1934-39 -- "The sands are running fast" : 1931-41 -- "A rattlesnake posed to strike" : 1939-41 -- "A very tragic moment" : 1941-45 -- Foreign service for a new world : 1946-51 -- The foreign service catches up : 1946-88 -- Diversity comes to the elite service 1922-2011 ; China hands : 1946-89 -- Public diplomacy : 1941-2012 -- Diplomacy for American dictators : 1953-89 -- Trujillo and Pinochet-- contrast in violence : 1960-2004 -- Dangerous diplomacy : 1960-78 -- Terrorists in the embassies : 1968-2009 -- A war too far-- Vietnam : 1952-75 -- Destiny and the peacock throne : 1951-81 -- Shuttling salesman for peace : 1947-83 -- The very model of a modern foreign service : 1970-2011 -- The first and second Iraq Wars : 1982-2011 -- Fortress America : the embassy : 2004-07 -- New challenges for modern diplomacy : 1970-2012 -- The ambassador : 2011-13
Control code
827256864
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
ix, 932 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250037466
Lccn
2013024053
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)827256864

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