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American Diplomacy in Turkey: Memoirs of an Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
American Diplomacy in Turkey: Memoirs of an Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
By James W. Spain
Praeger, 1984, 252 pp

The author, a career diplomat, served as American ambassador to Turkey from February 1980 until August 1981. His memoirs combine a conventional description of what it is like to be an ambassador with interesting material on U.S.-Turkish relations in general and the military coup of September 1980 in particular.