The Ambassadors: America's Diplomats on the Frontline with Paul Richter
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In The Ambassadors: America’s Diplomats on the Front Lines, veteran diplomatic correspondent Paul Richter goes behind the battles and the headlines to show how American ambassadors have been unconventional—and unheralded—warriors in the nation’s recent conflicts in the Middle East.
Richter takes us through the compelling stories of four of America’s ambassadors—Ryan Crocker, Robert Ford, Anne Patterson and Christopher Stephens—as they carry out their missions and risk their lives in combat zones. From running local governments and brokering peace deals, to directing drone strikes and aiding allied military forces, Richter shines a light on the critical and dangerous roles that our nation’s diplomats have undertaken.
Richter’s The Ambassadors is an important addition to the complex story of America’s wars and nation-building in the Middle East. At a time when the Foreign Service has been downsized and marginalized, it attests to the sacrifices and contributions of the diplomatic corps.
Paul Richter has written about foreign policy and national security for the past three decades. As a Washington-based reporter for The Los Angeles Times, he traveled to 60 countries and appeared in U.S. and international media. He is principal author of California and the American Tax Revolt, University of California Press, 1983.