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24
NOVEMBER 2012
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THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL
T
he
Foreign Service Jour-
nal
is pleased to present
our annual Foreign Ser-
vice authors roundup in
plenty of time for holiday
orders.
Judging by the food
of books we received
for this issue—twice the number in previous
years—the past year has been one of refec-
tion, inspiration and literary endeavor for FS
members. Te result is a selection that contains
a weighty and wide-ranging history section, a
solid policy and issues section, an unusually
large array of memoirs and fction, several chil-
dren’s books and an eclectic variety of works in
the categories of photography, cooking, travel,
Arabic-language studies and tax preparation. As
has been the case for nearly a decade, most of
the titles are self-published.
Whether you read the listings in print or
online, we urge you to visit our online book-
store when a title strikes your fancy. Tere you
will fnd all the books in this edition, as well as
those featured in previous years—and more
(
www.afsa.org/ads/books/).
Our annotated list of volumes written, edited
or translated by Foreign Service personnel
and family members in 2011 and 2012 is not a
defnitive record of works by FS authors; we rely
on the authors themselves to bring their books
to our attention. Te roundup was assembled
with the vital assistance of editorial interns
Emily Hawley, Eva Moss and David Barton.
Our primary purpose in compiling this list is
to celebrate the wealth of literary talent within
the Foreign Service community, and to give our
readers the opportunity to support colleagues
by sampling their wares. Each entry contains
full publication data along with a short com-
mentary.
As has become our custom, we also include
a list of books “of related interest” to diplomats
and their families that were not written by FS
authors.
Once again, although many of these books
are available elsewhere, we encourage our read-
ers to use the AFSA Web site’s online bookstore
to place your orders. Te AFSA Bookstore has
links to Amazon and, at no extra cost to you,
each book sold there generates a small royalty
for AFSA. For the few books that cannot be
ordered through Amazon, we have provided
alternative links or, when the book is not avail-
able online, the necessary contact information.
But enough crass commercialism. On to the
books!
—Susan Brady Maitra, Senior Editor
We are pleased to present
this year’s roundup of books
by Foreign Service members
and their families.
IN THEIR OWN
WRITE
FOCUS
BOOKS BY FOREIGN SERVICE AUTHORS