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The American Ambassadors Live! online "bookshelf" showcases  books authored by members of the Council of American Ambassadors.

Hope and History

By Ambassador William vanden Heuvel

Published: May 15, 2019

Fascism: A  Warning

By Secretary Madeleine Albright

Published: April 10, 2018

Reagan Remembered

By Ambassador Gilbert Robinson

Published: July 2015

When the Center Held

By Secretary Donald Rumsfeld

Published: May 15, 2018

The Wealth of a Nation

By Ambassador C. Donald Johnson

Published: April 2, 2018

President Carter

By Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat

Published: April 24, 2018

The Powers

By Ambassador Mark W. Erwin

Published: June 2016

It All Begins With Self

By Ambassador Delano Lewis

Published: June 2015

The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge

By Ambassador Michael Punke

Published: January 2015

The Global Vatican

By Ambassador Francis Rooney III

Published: October 2013

Prague Winter

By Secretary Madeleine Albright

Published: February 2013

Mark Twain's Tale of Today

By Ambassador Donald T. Bliss

Published: September 2012

The Practical Ambassador

By Ambassador Mark Erwin

Published: 2012

Potomac Fever

By Ambassador J. William Middendorf

Published: July 2011

Known and Unknown: A Memoir

By Secretary Donald Rumsfeld

Published: February 2011

When the White House Calls

By Ambassador John Price

Published: 2011

Preventing Catastrophe

By Ambassador Thomas Graham, Jr.

Published: July 2009

Leading by Example

By Ambassador Bill Richardson

Published: October 2007

A Glorious Disaster

By Ambassador J. William Middendorf

Published: October 2006

Leadership by Design

By Ambassador Richard N. Swett

Published: February 2005

Arab and Muslim Countries: Profiles in Contrast

By Ambassador Diana Lady Dougan

Published: August 2004

Keeper of the Gate

By Ambassador Selwa Roosevelt

Published: October 1990

Madam Ambassador

By Ambassador Eleni Kounalakis

Published: May 2015

Dracula is Dead

By Ambassador Jim Rosapepe

Published: December 2014 (2nd edition)

How to Sweet-Talk a Shark

By Ambassador Bill Richardson

Published: October 2013

A Conversation with Ambassador Richard T. McCormack

By Ambassador Richard T. McCormack

Published: January 2013

Why I Like Ike

By Ambassador Gilbert Robinson

Published: January 2012

Promise Me

By Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker

Published: September 2011

Unending Crisis: National Security Policy After 9/11

By Ambassador Thomas Graham, Jr.

Published: 2012

Dealings: A Political and Financial Life 

By Ambassador Felix G. Rohatyn

Published: November 2010

Read My Pins: Stories From a Diplomat's Jewel Box 

By Secretary Madeleine Albright

Published: September 2009

Vera and the Ambassador

By Ambassador Donald Blinken and Vera Blinken

Published: February 2009

A Conversation with Ambassador Walter Curley

By Ambassador Walter Curley

Published: August 2009

Mission Italy

By Ambassador Richard Garner

Published: August 2005

This Was Not Our War

By Ambassador Swanee Hunt

Published: November 2004

Behind the Embassy Door

By Ambassador James Blanchard

Published: October 1998

The Emergence of Japan's Foreign Aid Power

By Ambassador Robert Orr

Published: August 1990

African Americans in U.S. Foreign Policy

By Ambassador Charles Stith

Published: January 2015

Pot Shards

By Ambassador Donald P. Gregg

Published: September 2014

Twists and Turns

By Ambassador Eric M. Javits

Published: August 2013

Madam Secretary

By Secretary Madeleine Albright

Published: January 2013

The Future of the Jews

By Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat

Published: May 2012

Worlds Apart: Bosnian Lessons for Global Security

By Ambassador Swanee Hunt

Published: September 2011

Ten African Heroes 

By Ambassador Thomas Patrick Melady and Margaret Badum Melady

Published: April 2011

More Than a Walk on the Beach 

By Ambassador Mary E. Kramer

Published: October 2010

Where Liberty Dwells There Is My Country 

By Ambassador Craig Stapleton

Published: September 2010

The Politics of International Relations

By Ambassador Joan E. Spero

Published: February 2009

Half-Life of a Zealot

By Ambassador Swanee Hunt

Published: October 2006

Between Worlds: The Making of an American Life

By Ambassador Bill Richardson

Published: March 2007

Commonsense on Weapons of Mass Destruction

By Ambassador Thomas Graham, Jr.

Published: October 2004

All Things Being Equal

By Ambassador Cynthia Shepard Perry

Published: 1998

The Edge of Everest

By Ambassador Sue Cobb

Published: October 1989

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