This is one of the most compelling books I have read this year.
The book is as interesting for its idealized picture of communist accomplishments in foreign relations as it is for the dreary picture of Americans abroad.
If only our policy makers would take time to understand what the authors were telling us, the world situation may be better off.
I first read this book in the summer of 1962. At the same time I started a lifetime habit of maintaining a list of the books I have read. This book is number one on the list. Read morePublished 1 month ago by John P. Jones III
Even today, a must read for any American getting ready to work abroad.Published 2 months ago by Stephen Denoms
Still a great read, however, it appears that the United States has not learned a lot, it still thinks itself the top dog.Published 3 months ago by Carroll D. James
I was happy to find this book for my husband. It was a book that his father required him to read in the 1950's before the family traveled to another country to live. Read morePublished 3 months ago by JLC
Definitely the must-read for an understanding of pre-Vietnam War American diplomacy, and for anyone entering the Diplomatic Corps or US Army Civil Affairs, an excellent manual for... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jay
This book applies as much today about Americans and how they are seen around the world as it did in the '50s. It should be a high school text book.Published 3 months ago by Edward Shepherd, Jr.
I first read this book in the 60's and have never forgotten it. It should be required reading. "To see ourselves as others see us" would be a good subtitle. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Wild Sunflower
This book did nothing less than predict the miasma of the Vietnam War and explain how such a disaster could have been avoided. Pretty impressive if you ask me.Published 7 months ago by Tanner the Seeker