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Aimable, anecdotal history and gossip about Presidents, parties, embassies and ambassadors, from the days of John Adams, with only four foreign missions nudging the seat of government, to the near one-hundred establishments of today. The delicate, demanding game of protocol, which Jefferson was apt to destroy with a flip of a carpet slipper, requires an enormous crew attac Aimable, anecdotal history and gossip about Presidents, parties, embassies and ambassadors, from the days of John Adams, with only four foreign missions nudging the seat of government, to the near one-hundred establishments of today. The delicate, demanding game of protocol, which Jefferson was apt to destroy with a flip of a carpet slipper, requires an enormous crew attached to the State Department and some of the more spectacular trials are outlined here from the agonies of an unmerry Ambassador Merry during the Republic years, to LBJ's famous lengthy stay at Mme. Nehru's dinner. Details of planning, parties, ceremonial arrivals, extravagant entertainment, chatty chronologies of personalities, and doings at the Russian, British and French embassies in war and peace, round out the guided tour for the awed onlooker.


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Aimable, anecdotal history and gossip about Presidents, parties, embassies and ambassadors, from the days of John Adams, with only four foreign missions nudging the seat of government, to the near one-hundred establishments of today. The delicate, demanding game of protocol, which Jefferson was apt to destroy with a flip of a carpet slipper, requires an enormous crew attac Aimable, anecdotal history and gossip about Presidents, parties, embassies and ambassadors, from the days of John Adams, with only four foreign missions nudging the seat of government, to the near one-hundred establishments of today. The delicate, demanding game of protocol, which Jefferson was apt to destroy with a flip of a carpet slipper, requires an enormous crew attached to the State Department and some of the more spectacular trials are outlined here from the agonies of an unmerry Ambassador Merry during the Republic years, to LBJ's famous lengthy stay at Mme. Nehru's dinner. Details of planning, parties, ceremonial arrivals, extravagant entertainment, chatty chronologies of personalities, and doings at the Russian, British and French embassies in war and peace, round out the guided tour for the awed onlooker.

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