Chances of a Lifetime: A Memoir

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Chances of a Lifetime: A Memoir

By Eleanor Lansing Dulles
Prentice-Hall, 1980
390 pp. $14.95

The unadorned and understated autobiography of a courageous, self-reliant woman, the sister of John Foster and Allen Dulles. The author, now 85, spent two decades in the State Department where she dealt primarily with German affairs and headed the Berlin desk in the 1950s. There is a chapter on "Sex Discrimination in the State Department."

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