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Week of 6 November 1998

Vol. II, No. 13

Bulletin Board

Notable U.S. Ambassadors Since 1775 (Greenwood, 1997), which was edited by Cathal Nolan, an assistant to the chancellor, has been selected by Choice, a publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, as an Outstanding Academic Book of 1998. Ambassadors looks at U.S. diplomatic history from its initial exclusive concern with the empires of Europe to the emerging nations of Latin America to the commercial opportunities and geopolitical concerns of Asia and Africa. According to the review in Choice, "Nolan presents a sustained critical examination of the role, activities, personalities, and beliefs of key ambassadors in U.S. diplomatic history." The volume includes contributions by David Mayers, CAS professor of history and political science, and William Tilchin, assistant professor of social sciences at CGS, as well as an entry on Professor Emeritus Hermann Eilts, former chairman of the CAS department of international relations, who served as U.S. ambassador to Egypt during the time of the Camp David peace talks.