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Jul 29, 2021

We’re talking about Books That Make You Learn the Ropes of an Ambassadorship.

What’s life like for an ambassador? What does it mean exactly to be in the Foreign Service mean? Is it something anyone could get into? How lifechanging is it?

With many years spent as a seasoned diplomat, Thomas Armbruster served from 2012-2016 as the United States Ambassador to the Republic of the Marshall Islands under President Barack Obama. His book draws from an active career with the State Department, one that has taken him to Russia, Tajikistan, Finland, Cuba, Colombia, , Denmark, Bangladesh, and elsewhere all over the globe.

In addition, he is the only American diplomat to arrive in the Soviet Union by kayak.

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