Notable U.S. Ambassadors Since 1775

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This book spans more than 200 years of U.S. diplomatic history. Its geographical scope widens along with the expanding interests of America itself, from initial exclusive concern with the empires of Europe, to the emerging nations of Latin America, to the commercial opportunities and geopolitical concerns of Asia and Africa. The ambassadors chosen for inclusion reflect these historical changes in American foreign relations. Organized alphabetically, the biographies present an implicit account of the evolution of the U.S. diplomatic service, from its founding and early principles through the 20th century evolution of its habits and culture.

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In alphabetical order, articles of five to ten pages profile a selection of early ambassadors who established the institutions and culture of US diplomacy, and later ones whose careers reflect the widening interests of the US government from Europe to Latin America and finally to Asia and Africa in the 20th century. Among the better known are Madeleine Albright, Ben Franklin, John Kenneth Galbraith, Henry Cabot Lodge, Adlai Stevenson, Andrew White, and Andrew Jackson. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313291951
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/1997
  • Pages: 448
  • Lexile: 1390L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

CATHAL J. NOLAN is Associate Professor of History and Executive Director of the International History Institute at Boston University. His numberous books include the award-winning, four-volume Greenwood Encyclopedia of International Relations (Greenwood, 2002), Power and Responsibility in World Affairs (Praeger, 2004), Ethics and Statecraft (Praeger, 2004), Principled Diplomacy: Security and Rights in U.S. Foreign Policy (Greenwood, 1993), Shepherd of Democracy? America and Germany in the 20th Century (Greenwood, 1992), and the award-winning Notable U.S. Ambassadors Since 1775 (Greenwood, 1997). He also edits the Praeger series Humanistic Perspectives on International Relations, and co-edits the Praeger series International History.

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Table of Contents

Madeleine Korbel Albright 1
John Allison 7
George Bancroft 13
Charles Eustis Bohlen 20
Chester Bowles 29
William Christian Bullitt 36
Ralph J. Bunche 42
Ellsworth Bunker 48
James Bryant Conant 55
Francis Dana 62
Auguste Davezac 69
John William Davis 76
William E. Dodd 83
Edward R. Dudley 88
Hermann Frederick Eilts 94
Alexander Hill Everett 99
Benjamin Franklin 106
John Kenneth Galbraith 112
Marshall Green 117
Joseph Clark Grew 124
Raymond Arthur Hare 130
William Averell Harriman 137
Townsend Harris 144
Loy Wesley Henderson 149
Martin Joseph Hillenbrand 156
Stanley Kuhl Hornbeck 163
Edward Mandell House 171
Christopher Hughes 176
John Jay 183
Thomas Jefferson 189
Philip Caryl Jessup 195
Nelson Trusler Johnson 201
Robert Francis Kelley 205
George Frost Kennan 211
Jeane Jordan Kirkpatrick 219
Sol M. Linowitz 227
Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. 234
Lincoln MacVeagh 241
John Jay McCloy 250
George Crews McGhee 257
Edwin Morgan 264
Richard William Murphy 270
Walter Hines Page 277
Thomas R. Pickering 284
Whitelaw Reid 292
Paul Samuel Reinsch 300
William Everett Schaufele, Jr. 307
William Joseph Sebald 314
Hugh Heyne Smythe and Mabel Murphy Smythe-Haith 319
Laurence Adolphe Steinhardt 325
Adlai E. Stevenson 331
William Healy Sullivan 338
Llewellyn E. Thompson, Jr. 345
Terence A. Todman 352
Vernon Walters 360
Clifton Reginald Wharton, Sr. 365
Andrew Dickson White 370
Andrew Jackson Young, Jr. 377
Selected Bibliography 385
Index 409
About the Editor and Contributors 425
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