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Author Richmond, Yale.

Title Practicing public diplomacy : a Cold War odyssey / Yale Richmond
Published New York : Berghahn Books, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 175 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Series Explorations in culture and international history series ; v. 5
Explorations in culture and international history series ; 5
Contents Title page-Practicing public diplomacy; Contents; Acronyms; Foreword; Preface; Introduction; Ch 1-Doing democracy in Deutschland; Ch 2-Nation building in Laos; Ch 3-Back to the books; Ch 4-A voice to Vietnam; Ch 5-Poland-Russia's window on the west; Ch 6-Viennese vignettes; Ch 7-East European exchanges; Ch 8-Moscow and more; Ch 9-Shafted by Shakespeare; Ch 10-Doing detente at the department; Ch 11-USIA + CU =USICA; Ch 12-Helsinka and Human Rights; Ch 13-Doing democracy at NED; Afterword; Selected bibliography; Index
Summary There is much discussion these days about Public Diplomacy - communicating directly with the people of other countries rather than through their diplomats - but little information about what it actually entails. This book does exactly that by detailing the doings of a U.S. Foreign Service Cultural Officer in five hot spots of the Cold War - Germany, Laos, Poland, Austria, and the Soviet Union - as well as service in Washington D.C. with the State Department, the Helsinki Commission of the U.S. Congress, and the National Endowment for Democracy. Part history, part memoir, it takes readers into
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-168) and index
Subject Richmond, Yale.
United States Information Agency -- Biography.
Cold War.
Cultural relations -- History -- 20th century.
Diplomats -- United States -- Biography.
Diplomats -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Public relations and politics -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Communist countries -- Relations -- United States.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1989.
United States -- Relations -- Communist countries.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0857450131 (electronic bk.)
9780857450135 (electronic bk.)
(hbk. ; alk. paper)
(hbk. ; alk. paper)