Comments and Quotes

Praise for the Second Edition of Inside a U.S. Embassy:

"I'm fascinated by the contents. And I think that not only members of the [Senate Foreign Relations] Committee but all Americans will be deeply interested in this."

Senator Richard Lugar (R-Ind.)
Chairman, Senate Foreign Relations Committee

"Inside a U.S. Embassy is a fascinating look at foreign policy in practice through the eyes of U.S. diplomats."

Senator Joseph Biden (D-Del.)
Ranking Minority Member, Senate Foreign Relations Committee

"I am absolutely a fan of this book. What makes it so interesting is that it's about individuals and what they do, and it's about how they support the United States in an active way."

Marc Grossman
Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs

"Every day in hundreds of places around the world, thousands of your fellow Americans are at work in direct support of you and your interests. From helping Americans in trouble, to formulating American foreign policy, to talking to foreign leaders about cooperation in hundreds of different areas from trade and technology to preventing nuclear war, these people make a difference. This book tells the fascinating inside story of how it all works for you."

Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering
Boeing Company Senior Vice President for International Relations,
and former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs

"Inside a U.S. Embassy is required reading for the first week of my university seminar on practical diplomacy. My students are amazed at the variety and uniqueness of Foreign Service work described in the book's first-hand accounts. I wouldn't teach the course without it."

Ambassador Genta Hawkins Holmes
University of California at Davis

"Inside a U.S. Embassy sits on my desk and I recommend it to all interested in the Foreign Service."

Ambassador Karl Inderfurth, Professorial Lecturer of International Affairs at
George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs,
and former Assistant Secretary of State for South Asian Affairs.

"Readers will find an up-to-date, compelling, interesting, accurate and highly readable depiction of the Foreign Service and our vital role in service to our nation. The profiles and the stories all show the rich diversity of our people, in terms of both their varied backgrounds and the wide range of services we perform."

Ruth A. Davis
Distinguished Advisor for International Affairs at Howard University,
and former Director General of the Foreign Service

"An anthology of brief essays and personal testimonies penned by experienced professionals... includes profiles... typical days... and amazing glimpses of the Foreign Service in action during moments of crisis. A fascinating revelation of the tireless men and women who labor to represent America abroad."

Midwest Book Review