The Foreign Service Journal, November 2023

46 NOVEMBER 2023 | THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL POTPOURRI Letters and Such… Raymond Malley, Xlibris, 2022, $16.99/paperback, e-book available, 198 pages. Since retiring from the Foreign Service in 1983, Raymond Malley has been a prolific author—not just of books (this is his fourth)—but of letters to various editors, from the Valley News of Lebanon, New Hampshire, to The Foreign Service Journal, and beyond. In this book, he collects letters, both published and unpublished, along with other written pieces from throughout his career. The collection includes a February 2012 missive, “Dems Not Taking Advantage of Bush Mistakes,” another from 2015 about military bands, and several that were originally published in the FSJ, including “Merge USAID Fully into State” (November 2009). He devotes an entire section of the collection to letters on diplomacy, with another focused on foreign assistance, and still another on the military. The topics are wide-ranging: A 2017 letter asks of Afghanistan: “Do we really have to be forever engaged at great cost in a forlorn country halfway around the world to protect ourselves?” A 2018 letter questions the decision to create the U.S. Space Force. Senior Foreign Service Officer Raymond Malley spent 23 years with the U.S. Agency for International Development, serving mainly in Asian and African countries. After retiring from the Foreign Service, he held executive positions with a global Korean industrial manufacturing group. His previous book, Cold Waters: My Ship Adventures in the Arctic, Antarctica, and North Atlantic, was included in the November 2018 FSJ’s In Their Own Write compilation. Malley and his wife, Josette, who retired from the World Bank, live in Hanover, New Hampshire, where they write, lecture, and teach part-time. Birding Brazil Scott Rauland, Blurb, 2022, $88.08/hardcover, e-book available, 48 pages. This slim e-book catalogs many birds unique to each of Brazil’s six biomes, including the Amazon rainforest and the Pantanal, the world’s largest wetland area. Brazil is home to more than 1,800 species of birds, but their important habitat is being destroyed by human activities in the region. Author Scott Rauland was able to photograph more than 800 species of birds during numerous trips throughout Brazil; this book features 100 of those species divided into chapters devoted to each of Brazil’s biomes. Scott Rauland spent 27 years with the U.S. Information Service and the State Department, serving in Baku, Berlin, Islamabad, Quito, Yekaterinburg, Frankfurt, Kabul, Kuala Lumpur, and Minsk before retiring in 2020 and following his spouse, Foreign Service Officer Frances Rauland, to Brasilia. Rauland spent his first two years of retirement studying and photographing the birds of Brazil. He and his spouse are currently based in Geneva. Integrating Evidence-Based Mental Health Practice in Hawai‘i for New Practitioners Edited by Marta Garrett, Allan Berg, and Richard Roberts, BookBaby, 2023, $99.00/paperback, print only, 400 pages. This text is intended to give mental health practitioners based in Hawai‘i a better understanding of evidencebased practice and clinical outcome research that will guide them as they begin clinical work serving the culturally diverse clients in the state. It is intended for both students and new practitioners looking to better understand the unique cultural aspects of practicing in Hawai‘i. One of the book’s three main editors, Richard M. Roberts, is the deputy cultural affairs officer and the American presence officer at the U.S. embassy in Brasilia. Since joining the State Department in 2006, he has served in Niamey, Tokyo, Seoul, Naha, and Brasilia. Before joining the Foreign Service, Roberts taught psychology for the University of Maryland Global Campus in Europe and Asia. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Memphis. Roberts has also co-authored three books on adult language learning, cross-cultural communication, and the relationship between language and aging. Profits from the sale of this book are donated to the graduate student organization in the psychology department at Hawai‘i Pacific University. n