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His extensive research and knowledge of the subject matter come through in vivid colors.
Nick Kralev had done a tremendous job describing what US foreign service officers really do -- from the mundane to the truly heroic.
I especially recommend this book for anyone contemplating a career in the Foreign Service.
This book is not only a great read but inspired me to go on and take the FSOT. I felt extremely comfortable taking the exam as result of the years of knowledge Kralev offered... Read morePublished 1 month ago by diala dahabreh
This is an excellent and thorough-but-readable book that can be enjoyed both by seasoned Foreign Service Officers and people with little familiarity with the FS. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Peter
Kralev's book is the best one out there on the U.S. Foreign Service (FS)! Using his in-depth knowledge of the State Department (from his years as part of the press pool covering a... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mariana
The book was very informative, as someone considering a career with the state department I thought the book was insightful and that it provided a very good view from within the... Read morePublished 4 months ago by grim
Nicholas Kralev lays out his case early on in "America's Other Army: The US Foreign Service and 21st Century Diplomacy. Read morePublished 9 months ago by James Stewart
For anyone interested in the role of the State Department in the modern era, this is an excellent and comprehensive look "behind the curtain" at the workings of diplomacy.Published 12 months ago by Ryan
Probably a three-star for long-time members of the Foreign Service, but a solid four-star for those unfamiliar with the Foreign Service and relatively new hires. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Jakebreak
Thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Kralev has clearly spent a lot of time with many various members of the Foreign Service, from multiple Secretaries of State down to the... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Matt C.