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The Resource Madam Ambassador : three years of diplomacy, dinner parties, and democracy in Budapest, Eleni Tsakopoulos Kounalakis

Madam Ambassador : three years of diplomacy, dinner parties, and democracy in Budapest, Eleni Tsakopoulos Kounalakis

Label
Madam Ambassador : three years of diplomacy, dinner parties, and democracy in Budapest
Title
Madam Ambassador
Title remainder
three years of diplomacy, dinner parties, and democracy in Budapest
Statement of responsibility
Eleni Tsakopoulos Kounalakis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A helicopter ride to visit troops in the Afghanistan war zone, a tense meeting with the newly elected Prime Minister, and...a wild boar hunt! Eleni Kounalakis was forty-three and a land developer in Sacramento, California, when she was tapped by President Barack Obama to serve as the U.S. ambassador to Hungary under Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. During her tenure, from 2010 to 2013, Hungary was a key ally in the U.S. military surge, held elections in which a center-right candidate gained a two-thirds supermajority and rewrote the country's constitution, and grappled with the rise of Hungarian nationalism and anti-semitism. The first Greek-American woman ever to serve as a U.S. ambassador, Kounalakis recounts her training at the State Department's 'charm school' and her three years of diplomatic life in Budapest--from protocols about seating, salutations, and embassy security to what to do when the deposed King of Greece hands you a small chocolate crown (eat it, of course!). A cross between a foreign policy memoir and an inspiring personal family story--her immigrant Greek father went from agricultural day laborer to land developer and major Democratic party activist--Madam Ambassador draws back the curtain on what it is like to represent the U.S. government abroad as well as how American embassies around the world function"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kounalakis, Eleni
Dewey number
  • 327.2092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
E901.1.K68
LC item number
A3 2015
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kounalakis, Eleni
  • Ambassadors
  • Women ambassadors
  • Greek Americans
  • United States
  • Hungary
  • Hungary
  • Budapest (Hungary)
  • United States
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Political
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Diplomacy
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
Label
Madam Ambassador : three years of diplomacy, dinner parties, and democracy in Budapest, Eleni Tsakopoulos Kounalakis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Boar Hunt -- Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary -- "One Eye Is Smiling, One Eye Is Crying" -- A Long Way from Home -- How Do You Become a U.S. Ambassador? -- Viktor Orban's Revolution begins -- Family Life -- The Curse of Turan and the Fourth of July -- Travels with Csaba -- Aghanistan : In the War Zone -- God and Country -- Presidency of the European Union -- Golden Week -- Seven Hundred New Laws -- Family Life...the Royal Treatment -- The Three-Legged Stool of Democracy -- Anti-Semitism : The Bizarre and the Tragic -- Security Overseas -- The New Deal, Same as the Old Deal? -- Afghanistan, Revisited -- Farewell -- Letter from Secretary John Kerry to Ambassador Kounalakis
Control code
ocn891618868
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
290 pages, 16 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9781620971116
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2014047908
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)891618868
Label
Madam Ambassador : three years of diplomacy, dinner parties, and democracy in Budapest, Eleni Tsakopoulos Kounalakis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Boar Hunt -- Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary -- "One Eye Is Smiling, One Eye Is Crying" -- A Long Way from Home -- How Do You Become a U.S. Ambassador? -- Viktor Orban's Revolution begins -- Family Life -- The Curse of Turan and the Fourth of July -- Travels with Csaba -- Aghanistan : In the War Zone -- God and Country -- Presidency of the European Union -- Golden Week -- Seven Hundred New Laws -- Family Life...the Royal Treatment -- The Three-Legged Stool of Democracy -- Anti-Semitism : The Bizarre and the Tragic -- Security Overseas -- The New Deal, Same as the Old Deal? -- Afghanistan, Revisited -- Farewell -- Letter from Secretary John Kerry to Ambassador Kounalakis
Control code
ocn891618868
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
290 pages, 16 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9781620971116
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2014047908
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)891618868

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