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Career Diplomacy: Life and Work in the U.S. Foreign Service, Second Edition 2nd Edition, Kindle Edition
About the Author
Harry W. Kopp is a former foreign service officer and consultant in international trade. He was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Trade Policy in the Carter and Reagan administrations and his foreign assignments included Warsaw and Brasília. He is now president of Harry Kopp, LLC, a consulting company. He is the author of Commercial Diplomacy and the National Interest.
Charles A. Gillespie was a former foreign service officer and was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs; American ambassador to Grenada, Colombia, and Chile; and Special Assistant to the President on the National Security Council Staff.--This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B006IDAMAG
- Publisher : Georgetown University Press; 2nd edition (5 December 2011)
- Language : English
- File size : 3096 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 322 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 1,768,755 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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This book gives a nice history of the foreign service, actually explaining what the foreign service is (it isn't only in the State Department, and it isn't as easy as one would think to separate out the foreign service within the governmental hierarchies), then explains what the foreign service is used for, or, at least, what people have desired it to be used for, and then what to expect if you go through this career path. The first years will involve consular duty, later years more freedom and leeway if you make the cut. The author also explains the challenges of being an FSO, such as living in places that will give you hardship and bureaucratic inertia, while also explaining what makes being an FSO have appeal.
The book succeeds in its main objective, letting a person know whether they may like a job as an FSO, and explaining what that entails. The author includes quotes from relevant FSOs in all the different specialties, and gives a good overview of what each specialy can entail, as well.