CAREER AMBASSADOR by Willard L. Beaulac


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Some 27 years in the Foreign Service which gives an interested, informative view of people and places -- rather than protocol, and provides a serious if not too spirited record. From his rather adventitious choice of a career, Beaulac after study was sent for two years to Tampico, coped with some rough maritime mugs as well as bandits and a white slave ring. From there to an obscure, isolated Honduran post, Arica in Chile, Haiti as charge d'affaires, Nicaragua for the big earthquake and fire, Havana, and finally Madrid during the early 1940's at a critical and much criticized time in the conduct of foreign policy. The passing of the years brings further changes and advancements and ends with his appointment as ambassador to Paraguay, then Colombia at the time of the Communist incited riots... Not as high or lighthearted as Charles Thayer's Bears in the (Lippincott), this presents the more everyday experience of a lifetime in this profession.

Pub Date: June 26th, 1951
Publisher: Macmillan