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Ambassadors at Sea

Ambassadors at Sea


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About the Book

In 1969, Henry Catto was selling insurance in San Antonio, Texas. Just twenty years later, he presented his credentials as ambassador to the Court of St. James's to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, at Buckingham Palace. In this engaging memoir, he retraces his journey from Texas outsider to Washington insider, providing a fascinating look at the glamour, day-to-day work, and even occasional danger that come with being a high-level representative of the United States government.

Catto's posts brought him into contact with the world's most powerful leaders and left him with a wealth of stories, which he recounts amusingly in these pages. He was the official host for Queen Elizabeth's visit to America during the Bicentennial year--and one of José Napoleon Duarte's protectors after his failed 1972 coup attempt in El Salvador. Catto accompanied Richard Nixon on his historic trip to Russia, sparred with Bill Moyers and the producers of "60 Minutes" as Caspar Weinberger's spokesman at the Pentagon, and hosted George Bush's planning meeting with Margaret Thatcher at the beginning of the Persian Gulf War. In telling these and other stories, he offers behind-the-scenes glimpses into how political power really works in Washington, London, and other world capitals.


About the Author: Henry E. Catto Jr. was deputy U.S. ambassador to the Organization of American States and ambassador to El Salvador, the United Nations Office in Geneva, and Great Britain, as well as U.S. Chief of Protocol, Assistant Secretary of Defense, and Director of the U.S. Information Agency. He lives in San Antonio and Woody Creek, Colorado.


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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780292723719
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • Publisher Imprint: University of Texas Press
  • Height: 229 mm
  • No of Pages: 428
  • Series Title: English
  • Weight: 571 gr
  • ISBN-10: 0292723717
  • Publisher Date: 01 Nov 1998
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: Y
  • Spine Width: 22 mm
  • Width: 152 mm


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