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New Book Tells About Life in Cold War Public Diplomacy

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Frederick (Tony) Mabbatt, a retired Foreign Service Officer, published a new book describing his and his family’s experiences during Mabbatt’s career in diplomacy. On the Front Lines of the Cold War is a first-person narrative telling of Mabbatt’s work in Sudan, Jordan, Brazil, Tanzania, Indonesia, and the Netherlands. According to the book notes, “His job was to conduct public affairs programs designed to present America’s side of the story and to persuade audiences that democracy and a free market economy work better than Communism.” In an epilogue, Mabbat provides “guidelines enabling any citizen to arrive at a reasoned opinion on foreign policies.”

On the Front Lines of the Cold War is published by Dog Ear Press and sells for $12.00 in paper or $9.99 in electronic format. The book is listed on’s comprehensive list of books by USIA and State Department public diplomats.

On the Front Lines of the Cold War: The Adventures of an American Foreign Service Family
by Frederic S. Mabbatt
Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing (November 5, 2013)
ISBN-10: 1457523620
ISBN-13: 978-1457523625

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