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J. Simon Rofe and Andrew Stewart (eds.), Diplomats at War: The American Experience (HB)

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Published: 2013 - download a flyer for this book
hardbound ISBN 9789089791092; EUR 75; USD 99 (2013) 402 pp.
paperback ISBN 9789089791108; EUR 39; USD 49 (2013) 402 pp.

History of International Relations, Diplomacy and Intelligence, 24 (History of International Relations Library, 36)

About this book
The November 2010 publication of over 250,000 classified U.S. diplomatic cables by the Wikileaks organisation put the spotlight of the world’s attention on American diplomats. Beyond various sensationalist headlines, perhaps the most remarkable insight these releases provide is the tale of diligent, thoughtful and professional diplomats from the United States and other nations conducting the bidding of their governments; diplomacy, often in times of acute crisis brought on by war. The forebears of those currently assigned to Kabul and Baghdad, and London and Beijing, have an equally compelling tale to tell. In Diplomatic Investigations (1966) British historian Herbert Butterfield sagely remarked that “Diplomacy may include anything short of actual war, therefore, and sometimes the kindest thing that one can say of it is that it is better than having the guns actually firing.” Diplomats at War: The American Experience addresses the role of the diplomat when the ‘guns’ are primed. As such the volume seeks to contribute to a burgeoning volume of literature and field of interest. The volume’s over-arching aim was to address a straightforward question: What makes an effective wartime diplomatic representative? Or, put another way, how and to what extent does dealing with the particular challenges of being involved in a conflict differ from the diplomat’s more standard work? The variety of the diplomatic experiences the chapters in this volume relay provides a purposely broad examination of diplomats at war in the Americas. By grounding the study within three parameters of the ‘diplomat’, ‘war’ and the geographic space of the Americas, the work provides a conceptual backdrop to a series of fascinating individual tales.The insight that this volume provides is to enlighten the story of diplomats of varying levels who were in post during times of war. The case studies of individuals matter because they illustrate the commonalities and the divergences in the practices of diplomats at war.

Table of Contents
Author Biographies
J. Simon Rofe & Andrew Stewart, Introduction

1. David Mayers, FDR’s Diplomats and Sino-U.S. Crises: Nelson T. Johnson, Clarence Gauss and Patrick Hurley, 1937-1945
2. Thomas Mills, Mobilising the Americas for War: Jefferson Caffery in Brazil, 1937-1944
3. Kenneth Weisbrode, The Unruly Spirit: William Bullitt 1936-1940
4. Priscilla Roberts, “Mr. Anglo-American”: Arthur Lehman Goodhart and Second World War Britain
5. Paul Kahan, “Paradoxical and Unprecedented”: Myron C. Taylor’s Wartime Diplomatic Missions to the Vatican 1939-1950
6. Galen Roger Perras, Besting Those With A Colonial Mentality: Jay Pierrepont Moffat, America’s Minister to Canada, 1940-1943
7. Augustine Meaher IV, Uncle Sam’s Man Down Under: Nelson Trusler Johnson
8. Graham Cox, Herbert C. Pell, U.S. Representative on the United Nations War Crimes Commission
9. John Mcnay, George V. Allen and the Origins of the Cold War
10. Paul M. McGarr, An Economist with Guns: John Kenneth Galbraith and the Sino-Indian Border War of 1962
11. Christopher Hull, “In the edge of a cyclone”: Bill Marchant and the Cuban Missile Crisis
12. Geoffrey C. Stewart, Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.: An American Proconsul in Diem’s Vietnam
13. Luis Nuno Rodrigues, “Mission Impossible”: George Ball and Lisbon’s Triumvirate
14. William Michael Schmidli, Robert C. Hill and the Cold War in Latin America
15. Joanne Davies, The United States in Southern Africa: Chester Crocker’s Linkage Strategy 1981-1988
16. Marie Gayte, William Wilson, Cold War Diplomat at the Vatican
17. J. Jenner, Making Peace in Hà Nội and Washington: General John W. Vessey’s Presidential Emissaryship to Việt Nam, 1987-1994
18. Michael Cairo, Consigliere: James Baker and the Persian Gulf War 1990-1991 Index

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)
Dr J Simon Rofe is Senior Lecture in Diplomatic and International Studies in the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy at SOAS, University of London. His research interests lie in the field of Diplomatic Studies and US Foreign Relations in the twentieth century, with a specific focus on the era of Franklin Roosevelt, and Presidential peacemaking and post-war planning.

Dr Andrew Stewart is a Senior Lecturer in the Defence Studies Department of King's College London. Based at the Joint Services Command and Staff College within the UK Defence Academy he is currently the Land Historian supporting the Higher Command and Staff Course and Co-Director of the King’s Centre for Military Education and Outreach.

This product was added to our catalog on Friday 21 December, 2012.
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History of International Relations, Diplomacy, and Intelligence

Edited by Katherine A.S. Sibley, St. Joseph’s University

Editorial Board
Carol Anderson, Emory University, University of Missouri
Klaus W. Larres, University of Ulster
Erin Mahan, Office of the Historian, U.S. State Department
Rorin Platt, Campbell University
Geoffrey Roberts, University College Cork
Jeremi Suri, University of Wisconsin
Thomas Zeiler, University of Colorado at Boulder

History of International Relations, Diplomacy, and Intelligence is a peer-reviewed book series which seeks to publish high-quality, pioneering works in the history of international relations, broadly conceived. In addition to disseminating original research in traditional areas addressed by this field, including diplomacy, national security, economic conflict, and the role of individuals, this series also embraces the ongoing expansion of the study of international relations into such areas as culture, race, gender, sexuality, and the environment. Its books will encompass as well the often-overlooked role of intelligence and intelligence agencies in shaping foreign relations.

History of International Relations, Diplomacy, and Intelligence actively intends to further engagement between the scholarly community and the policy-making one, by demonstrating the continued importance of past patterns, practices, and policies for today’s pressing debates.

History of International Relations, Diplomacy, and Intelligence includes the subseries New Directions in Diplomatic History.
Both series have independent editorial teams that work closely together.

Authors/Editors are cordially invited to submit proposals and/ or full manuscripts to the series editor or to the publisher Hendrik van Leusen.

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