Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Recommended (& Helpful!) Reading Lists

Books, Publications & Periodicals that I found to be helpful:


The [Official] FSWE Study Guide.

The Economist, published weekly by The Economist Newspaper Group, Inc. ASIN: B00005NIP1.

TIME, published weekly by The Time Inc. Magazine Company. ASIN: B00007BK3L.

The Week (my personal favorite), published weekly by Dennis Publishing. ASIN: B000066622.

Fisher, R., Ury, W., and Patton, B. (ed.), Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In. Penguin (Non-Classics); 2nd/Rep edition (December 1, 1991). ISBN 0140157352.

Ury, W., Getting Past No: Negotiating Your Way From Confontation to Cooperation. Bantam; Revised edition (January 1, 1993). ISBN 0553371312.

Fisher, R., Shapiro D., Beyond Reason: Using Emotions As You Negotiate. Viking Adult (October 6, 2005). ISBN 0670034509.

Hirsch, E., Kett, J., Trefil J., The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know. Houghton Mifflin; Rev&Updtd edition (October 3, 2002). ISBN 0618226478.

Duffy, J., Economics (Cliffs Quick Review). Cliffs Notes; 1st ed edition (August 20, 1993). ISBN 0822053241.

Soifer, P., Hoffman, A., Voss, D., American Government (Cliffs Quick Review). Cliffs Notes (May 29, 2001). ISBN 0764563726.

Soifer, P., American Government and Politics (Cliffs AP). Cliffs Notes (October 3, 2002). ISBN 0764586890.

Sullivan, J. (ed.), Embassies Under Siege: Personal Accounts by Diplomats on the Front Lines. Potomac Books (September 1995). ISBN 1574880225.

Grove, B., Behind Embassy Walls: The Life and Times of an American Diplomat. University of Missouri Press (June 17, 2005). ISBN 0826215734.

Berridge, G., Talking to the Enemy: How States Without Diplomatic Relations Communicate. St. Martin's Press (July 15, 1994). ISBN 0333556550.

Linderman, P. & Brayer-Hess, M., Realities of Foreign Service Life. Writers Club Press, 2002. ISBN 0595250777.

Dorman, S. (ed.), Inside a U.S. Embassy: How the Foreign Service Works for America. American Foreign Service Association; Second edition (February 2003). ISBN 0964948826.

Ball, G. W., Diplomacy for a Crowded World. Boston: Little Brown, 1976. ISBN 0316079537.

Berger, G. A., Not So Silent Envoy: A Biography of Ambassador Samuel David Berger. New Rochelle: Hampton, 1992. ISBN 0963564102.

G. R. Berridge, Diplomacy: Theory and Practice, 2nd ed. Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave, 2002. ISBN 0-333-96929-4 (pbk). With online updating at www.grberridge.co.uk

Craig, G. A. and Gilbert, F. eds., The Diplomats, 1919-1939. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1994. ISBN 0691036608.

Dockett-Mcleod, W., Ebenezer Don Carlos Bassett: A Biographical Sketch of America's First African-American Diplomat. 1994. ISBN 1420836269.

Eban, A., Diplomacy for the Next Century. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1998. ISBN 0300072872.

The Foreign Service in 2001. Washington, D.C.: Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, 1992. LCCN 93-136602.

Freeman, C., Arts of Power: Statecraft and Diplomacy. Washington, D.C.: US Institute of Peace, 1997. ISBN 1878379658 (pbk.).

Freeman, C., The Diplomat's Dictionary. Washington, D.C.: US Institute of Peace, 1997. ISBN 1878379666 (pbk.).

Hare, P.J., Diplomatic Chronicles of the Middle East: A Biography of Ambassador Raymond A. Hare. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, Washington, D.C.: Middle East Institute, c1993. ISBN: 0819189359.

Hutchings, R. L., American Diplomacy and the End of the Cold War: An Insider's Account of U.S. Policy in Europe, 1989-1992. Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson Center Press; Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, c1997. ISBN 0801856205.

Jeffreys-Jones, R., Changing Differences: Women and the Shaping of American Foreign Policy, 1917-1994. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, c1995. ISBN 0813521661.

Locke M and Yost C.A. eds., Who Needs Embassies: How U.S. Missions Abroad Help Shape Our World. Washington, D.C.: Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, 1997. ISBN 093474291X

Macomber, W., The Angel's Game: A Handbook of Modern Diplomacy. New York: Stein and Day, 1975. ISBN 0812817915.

Mak, D. and Kennedy, C.S., American Ambassadors In a Troubled World: Interviews with Senior Diplomats. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992. ISBN 0313285586.

Mattox, H.E., Twilight of Amateur Diplomacy: The American Foreign Service and Its Senior Officers in the 1890s. Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 1989. ISBN 0873383753.

McGlen, N.E. and Sarkees, M.R., Women in Foreign Policy: The Insiders. New York: Routledge, 1993. ISBN 0415905117.

Nicolson, H., Diplomacy. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Institute of Diplomacy, 1989. ISBN 0934742529.

Ryan, H.B., A Brief History of United States Diplomacy. Arlington, VA: Association of Diplomatic Studies and Training, 1996. LCCN 97-218035. ASIN B0006FB940.

Simpson, S. and Boichel, M.R., eds., Education in Diplomacy: An Instructional Guide. Washington, D.C.: University Press of America, Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, Georgetown University, 1987. ISBN 081916481X.

Spain, J.W., In Those Days: A Diplomat Remembers. Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 1998. ISBN 087338606X.

Stearns, M., Talking to Strangers: Improving American Diplomacy at Home and Abroad. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1996. ISBN 0691011303.

Steigman, A.L., The Foreign Service of the U.S. — First Line of Defense. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1985. ISBN 081330167X.

Thomson, K.W., Traditions and Values in Politics and Diplomacy: Theory and Practice. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 1992. ISBN 0807117420.

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