America's Other Army: The U.S. Foreign Service and 21st Century Diplomacy

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America's Other Army brings the high-flying world of international diplomacy down to earth and puts a human face on a mysterious profession that has undergone a dramatic transformation since September 11, 2001. Through the stories of American diplomats, the book explains how their work affects millions of people in the United States and around the world every day, and how it contributes to U.S. security and prosperity. It shows a more inclusive American diplomacy that has moved beyond interacting with governments and has engaged with the private sector, civil society and individual citizens. Having visited 77 embassies and consulates, and interviewed more than 600 American diplomats, the author reveals a Foreign Service whose diversity and professional versatility have shattered old perceptions and redefined modern diplomacy. But he also depicts a service not fully equipped to address the complex challenges of the 21st century. For details, visit AmericasOtherArmy.com.

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Nicholas Kralev is the Executive Director of the Washington International Diplomatic Academy. A former Financial Times and Washington Times correspondent, for more than a decade he witnessed the conduct of American diplomacy while accompanying four U.S. secretaries of state on their travels around the world -- Hillary Clinton, Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell and Madeleine Albright. His work as an entrepreneur, journalist, speaker and educator has taken him to nearly 100 countries. For details, visit NicholasKralev.com.

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"I developed deep respect for the U.S. Foreign Service, and Nicholas Kralev shows why. These outstanding diplomats take on tough and dangerous jobs, and in the new edition of America's Other Army Kralev brings us up to date on how they deserve our support."
-- Madeleine K. Albright, former secretary of state

"Nicholas Kralev's excellent account of the U.S. Foreign Service at the beginning of this new century makes vivid the continuing relevance and struggle of diplomacy to keep pace with a rapidly changing international landscape. For over a decade, Kralev has embedded himself with America's professional diplomats. He presents the Foreign Service as it is -- with all its flaws and strengths -- and through his portraits of civilians on the front lines of diplomacy."
-- William J. Burns, former deputy secretary of state

"As a longtime member of the U.S. Foreign Service, I have come to know and appreciate Nicholas Kralev's broad knowledge of how it operates and serves the nation. I can think of no better source for an aspiring diplomat, a senior business executive, an academic or a think-tank expert to consult than Kralev's seminal work on the Foreign Service."
-- Thomas R. Pickering, former undersecretary of state

"The book offers a thorough picture of how the Foreign Service has changed since the start of the war on terror, as well as where it might be headed from here..."-- The Atlantic"I wish a book like this had been available when I joined the Foreign Service... It should be required reading for anyone thinking of entering the Foreign Service or who is just interested in exactly what our diplomatic service does. It is that important..."
"If you really want to know what diplomats do and who they are, get this book..."-- AmericanDiplomacy.org

"Nicholas Kralev has accomplished the well-nigh impossible task of writing a highly readable book on the Foreign Service."-- Georgie Anne Geyer, syndicated columnist

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