The Joys and Perils of Serving Abroad

Memoirs of a U.S. Foreign

by Henry E. Mattox



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/26/2013

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 263
ISBN : 9781483664323

About the Book

The Joys and Perils of Serving Abroad is Diego and Nancy Asencio's account of their experiences over the course of Diego's long careet in the Foreign Service. From Diego's initial posting in 1957 to his retirement in 1986, the Foreign Service offered the Asencios and their five children fascinating lessons about new cultures, people and places. But the Asencios also had to contend with quotidian frustrations imposed by bean counters back home and with episodic life-threatening situations, including Diego's kidnapping by a Colombian paramilitary terrorist group. Nancy and Diego tell their family's story-all of it, the joys and the perils-with honesty and a great deal of humor.

About the Author

Alfred H. Moses, a former partner and now senior counsel at Covington & Burling, LLP, Washington, is a co-founder and chief operating officer of Promontory Financial Group and affiliates in Washington. He served as U.S. Ambassador to Romania, 1994-97, and as the President’s Special Emissary for the Cyprus conflict from 1999-2001. In the Carter administration Ambassador Moses served as special counsel and special advisor to the President and was Lead Counsel to the President in the Billygate hearings. From 1976 to 1989 he negotiated the exodus to Israel of Jews from Communist Romania. An honorary national president of the American Jewish Committee, Ambassador Moses presently serves as Chair of UN Watch (Geneva), the Project on Ethnic Relations, the AJC National Advisory Council and in 2006 chaired AJC’s 100th Anniversary Committee