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Sketches from Life

Sketches from Life

by Robert W. Duemling


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Robert W. Duemling's long career took him from Yale to the U.S. State Department where he worked his way up the ranks to become Ambassador to Suriname and then to Washington where he became the second director of the National Building Museum. Along the way, Duemling met and befriended an astonishing array of important figures in the arts, architecture, politics, and diplomacy. In this breezy, elegant collection of "sketches" of many of his friends and acquaintances, he limns the character and personality of his subjects with wit, intelligence, insight, and gentle humor. In so doing, he also provides the reader with a fascinating glimpse of his own remarkable life around the world and at home.

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ISBN-13: 9781442220133
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 06/08/2012
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.24(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

In 1957, Robert W. Duemling began his thirty year career with the Foreign Service of the United States. He specialized in political affairs and the Far East region, with assignments in Kuala Lumpur, Kuching (Borneo), 'saka, and Tokyo; and as executive assistant to the head of the East Asia Bureau of the State Department. Other postings abroad included Rome, Ottawa, and as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Suriname. He is married to Louisa duPont Copeland and they reside in Washington, D.C. and Worton, Maryland.

Table of Contents

Fritz and Laura Liebert
Paul and Julia Child
Architectural Historians
Presidential Art
Robert and Ethel Kennedy
Anthony and Dot Head
Bill Bundy and Marshall Green
Travels with Spiro
White Water
Fiamma Ferragamo
Biographic Note

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