Ambassador’s Journal: A Personal Account of the Kennedy Years by John Kenneth Galbraith lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Paragon House Publishers, New York, 1988, Paperback.
In the Tesoro Books imprint. First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps;
From the cover: From 1961 to 1963, John Kenneth Galbraith, the internationally known economist and bestselling author, served as this countrys Ambassador to India. This is his witty, urbane, and informative diary of those years. Galbraith was a most unusual Ambassador, as these pages show. First, he made it quite plain to JFK that he wanted the job. Second, he was an outspoken man who kept up running battles with government bureaucracy. And third, he decided that it would be an interesting time and resolved to keep a diary. So he did, and Ambassadors Journal is it.
Most of the great world figures of the 20th centurys second half pass through these pages, and the author is unsparing of those officials who preferred comfort to the perils of leadership. But he is warmly sympathetic to the Indian people. Enlightening as well as humorous, Ambassadors Journal is a truly unique contribution to the political and diplomatic history of our time. It is also a close, intimate view of the life and customs of an exotic land. It is a book that offers the companionship of adventures with a most unusual man, a book that is to be read and savoured as one of the most enjoyable memoirs of our time.
Very Good. Upper wrapper slighty curled. Text complete, clean and tight.
[XX] 656 pages. Index. 9″ x 6″.
This book will be listed, sooner or later, for £6.50 on my delightful website… (added to my Biography category.) but get 50% off buying from my blog… below…