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History Shock: When History Collides with Foreign Relations

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For over twenty-five years John Dickson served the United States as a Foreign Service officer in North America, South America, the Caribbean, and Africa. In History Shock: When History Collides with Foreign Relations (University Press of Kansas; 2021) Dickson offers valuable insights into the daily life of a Foreign Service officer and the work of representing the United States. In it he discusses a country-by-country series of lively personal experiences coupled with compelling historical analysis of the ways in which his inadequate understanding of the host country’s history, particularly its prior history with the United States.