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Citizen Diplomats; Pathfinders in Soviet-American Relations and How You Can Join Them

Warner, Gale, and Shuman, Michael

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ISBN 10: 0826403824 / ISBN 13: 9780826403827
Published by Continuum, New York, 1987
Condition: Very good Hardcover
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24 cm. xiv,[2], 381, [3] pages. Illustrations. Appendix. Inscribed by the co-author (Shuman). Foreword by Carl Sagan. Gale Warner was a noted poet as well as a journalist whose career, and life, was cut short by cancer. Dancing at the Edge of Life was her memoir of her ultimately unsuccessful struggle for survival. Michael H. Shuman is an economist, attorney, author, and entrepreneur, and a globally recognized expert on community economics. He is one of the architects of the crowdfunding reforms that became the "JOBS Act," signed into law by President Obama in April 2012. Shuman is a Fellow at Cutting Edge Capital and Post-Carbon Institute. Shuman has authored or coauthored eight books. Shuman has written nearly one hundred published articles for such periodicals as New York Times, Washington Post,and Foreign Policy, In 1980 he won First Prize in the Rabinowitch Essay Competition of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists on "How to Prevent Nuclear War." In recent years, more and more Americans have begun taking responsibility, as private citizens, to promote healthier relations between the United States and the Soviet Union. They believe the dangers of nuclear war are simply too high for citizens to wait passively on the sidelines and merely hope for the best. They have been unsure of what they could accomplish, but absolutely certain that doing something is better than doing nothing. They have traveled to the Soviet Union and met with members of every stratum of Soviet society, from Politburo members to peasants. They believe that expanding the dialogue between the countries at every level is valuable and stabilizing. Some simply seek to learn as much as possible through direct observation and personal experience and then communicate to other Americans what they have learned. Others try to develop cultural exchanges, joint scientific projects, and trade agreements. Still others work to open new forums of political dialogue. Bookseller Inventory # 48179

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Title: Citizen Diplomats; Pathfinders in ...

Publisher: Continuum, New York

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very good

Edition: Presumed First Edition, First printing.

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It's one thing to tour the Soviet Union, and quite another to become a "citizen diplomat," who deliberately tries to improve Soviet-American relations through people-to-people dialogues, explain the authors. They describe the efforts of nine diverse Americans to break stereotypic "us and them" thinking, spread information and influence leaders on both sides of the Cold War. These unofficial diplomats range from writer Norman Cousins and businessman Armand Hammer to lawyer-biker Christopher Senie (who organized "Bike for Peace") and agrarian banker John Chrystal. The authors (Warner is a journalist, Shuman is president of the Center for Innovative Diplomacy in California) explore the rewards, difficulties and controversy associated with such work, and offer a rundown of resources and agencies. Photos not seen by PW. Major ad/promo; first serial to Parade; author tour.
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