Only two weeks left for a 30% discount on UK purchases of ‘What Diplomats Do’ — and a new review
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This blog post is the final commercial for my recent book, What Diplomats Do: The Life and Work of Diplomats, published last year and available to UK readers at a substantial discount which (sadly) expires at the end of July 2015, in just two weeks’ time. To order a copy, please download the order form here and don’t forget to quote the code to get the discount.
The book is neither a text-book, nor a volume of memoirs, nor a novel, although it has elements of all three. It has been widely and favourably reviewed by distinguished professors and other teachers of the theory and practice of diplomacy as well as by eminent former diplomats. You can read many of these reviews here. The most recent review is by Sir Peter Marshall, KCMG CVO, in The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs: you can read the full text of Sir Peter’s review here. The full texts of two sample chapters of What Diplomats Do are available to read here and here. More information about the book is on the website of the publishers, Rowman and Littlefield, here — click each of the tabs Book Details, Author, and TOC (table of contents). No, it’s not self-published! And many readers say it’s a much easier and more enjoyable read than perhaps it looks.
Don’t miss the last chance to benefit from the hefty discount: buy a copy now!
Sir Brian Barder’s book What Diplomats Do offers comprehensive insight into the life and work of diplomats. It deserves to be read by practitioners and aspiring practitioners of diplomacy, by students and teachers of diplomacy, and by anyone interested in what diplomats actually do. It crosses genres as easily as it addresses and holds the attention of a broad audience. The book’s location at the intersection between a textbook on diplomacy, memoirs of a former ambassador, and a fictionalised account of the life of a British diplomat at home and abroad gives it its unique character. This allows the book to fill a gap on the bookshelf between those books with a clear academic approach such as Geoff Berridge’s Diplomatic Theory and Practice, on the one hand, and books that are first and foremost diplomatic memoirs. [Extract from review by Katharina Hone for Diplo — full text here]
End of commercial. Well, if I can’t advertise it on my own website, where else can I?