From The Projects to the Palace
A Diplomat's Unlikely Journey from the Bottom to the Top
About the Book
This book tells an American success story: the rise of Johnny Young from a life of poverty in the American South and the slums of the North to the highest ranks of the U.S. Foreign Service. As the story unfolds, Young learns the value of hard work in the face of adversity, fights to acquire an education, meets the love of his life, becomes an accomplished diplomat, and serves on four continents to promote and defend American interests. This is also the story of the shared challenges and rewards of his family’s life in the Foreign Service.
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