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Silent missions

Vernon A Walters

ISBN 10: 0385135009 / ISBN 13: 9780385135009
Published by Doubleday, 1978
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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First Edition. Rare First Edition in splendid condition. Book has purple remainder spray and "MD" stamped on bottom edge. DJ is bright and white and has only a tiny chip at spine end and a tiny wrinkle at head of spine. DJ in new Brodart jacket. Bound in gray boards with blue cloth over spine. Binding is stout and square. Inside the pages are bright and clean. The book is unmarked. This is an exceptional copy of this book. The only thing that would add to its value would be the signature of the author which is no longer available since his death in 2002. This would be an exceptional gift. Enjoy reading with a real book in your hands. Shipping from North Carolina. Dedicated to delighting our customers. Delivery confirmation provided on all domestic orders. Happy to ship to international locations. Consider expedited shipping - just a little more moves your purchase a lot faster. Digital photos available on request for any book. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000001578

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Title: Silent missions

Publisher: Doubleday

Publication Date: 1978

Binding: Unknown Binding

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very good with a tiny chip at

Edition: 1st Edition

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Vernon A. Walters was a United States Army officer and a diplomat. Most notably, he served from 1972 to 1976 as Deputy Director of Central Intelligence, from 1985 to 1989 as the United States Ambassador to the United Nations and from 1989 to 1991 as Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany during the decisive phase of German Reunification. Walters rose to the rank of lieutenant general in the U.S. Army and is a member of the Military Intelligence Hall of Fame.

Walters served as an aide and interpreter for several Presidents. He was at President Harry S. Truman's side as an interpreter in key meetings with America's Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking Latin American allies. His language skills helped him win Truman's confidence, and he accompanied the President to the Pacific in the early 1950s, serving as a key aide in Truman's unsuccessful effort to reach a reconciliation with an insubordinate General Douglas MacArthur, the Commander of United Nations forces in Korea.

In Europe in the 1950s, Walters served President Dwight Eisenhower and other top US officials as a translator and aide at a series of NATO summit conferences. He also worked in Paris at Marshall Plan headquarters and helped set up the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers in Europe.

He was with then-Vice President Nixon in 1958 when an anti-American crowd stoned their car in Caracas, Venezuela. Walters suffered facial cuts from flying glass. The Vice President avoided injury.

Walters himself reflected on those challenging days in his 1978 autobiography, 'Silent Missions'.

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