qReaders will discover the failures of Kissinger Is policy of detente in the early 1970s, the mistaken departure from Carter Is balanced policy toward China and the USSR, and the near-collapse of the embassy due to intelligence failuresq-Foreign Service Journal. qOber Is book recounts it all, along with the personalities and events of the time now mostly forgotten: dissidents and refuseniks, Victor and Jennifer Louis, Nina and Ed Stevens, U.S.-Soviet summits, microwaves, bugged buildings and typewriters, fires, spy dust and spy mania . . . It Is all there, the pageant of U.S. Embassy Moscow 1970-90, a place so unlike today Is walled air-conditioned, high-rise embassy fortress a block away as to beggar the imagination.q-Richard Gilbert, AmericanDiplomacy.org qYou have wonderfully captured the way things were in the Soviet Union in the 1970s and I80s. I don It know anyone who has done it better.q-Donald Connery, former Time-Life correspondent, Moscow. qTogether with much wisdom about American diplomacy, this rich memoir provides keen insight into Russian thinking and behaviorq-George Feifer, qThe Girl from Petrovkaq.... Arthur Hartman, had inaugurated it in January 1987, when he and his wife, Donna, gave a farewell reception two months before our own farewell. ... and basketball courts, and had looked at the areas that would later become a restaurant, a commissary, and a hairdressing salon. ... at the embassy involved as much manual labor to keep it operating as dealing with Soviet officials and writing dispatches.
|Title||:||Tchaikovsky 19, A Diplomatic Life Behind the Iron Curtain|
|Author||:||Robert F. Ober, Jr.|
|Publisher||:||Xlibris Corporation - 2008-01-15|