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The Joys and Perils of Serving Abroad: Memoirs of a U.S Foreign Service Family
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 98,990. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2014 by MAP. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Diego's first overseas assignment was to Mexico, where he assisted jailed or troubled Americans and shipped dead Americans home, tasks that were "an effective introduction to the Foreign Service," he opines. Diego went on to assignments in Panama, Portugal, Brazil, and Venezuela, was appointed ambassador to Colombia and Brazil, and also served as Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs.
The Five Gringas
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,780. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2011 by MAP. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Romance » Historical
For five American women associated with the US Embassy in Mexico, camaraderie begins with coffee, chocolate, and art shared in painting sessions during the early 1960's, and kept alive for decades via occasional rendezvous worldwide. A story of love, family, heartbreak, mystery, betrayal, espionage, and grace in the face of tragedy.
Finding Home - A Journey to Belong
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,710. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2011 by MAP. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Religion
For a hungry, cold and lonely street urchin, the terms 'home' and 'belonging' hold little meaning. Journey with young Litenya and his self-appointed companion, Daansar, as the monk brings these words to life, while pursuing a quest to bring balance and harmony to the Universe. Children 9 to 99 will find comfort in Dianne's well written words of wisdom, and Jennifer's brilliant illustrations.
Diplomats & Terrorists - Or: How I Survived a 61-day Cocktail Party
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 103,380. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2011 by MAP. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism, Nonfiction » History » South American
American Ambassador Diego Asencio bravely reconstructs his 61 days of captivity in Bogota, Colombia, with many other diplomats who were held by Colombia's M-19 guerrilla organization. This book is a rare look at how the captive diplomats played a large role in securing freedom. It is also testimony that, given time and effort, the honest practice of conflict resolution can bring positive results.

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