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Foreign Vistas By William Sommers
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In the early 1960s, William Sommers left his position as town manager in New Jersey and, moved his family to Bangkok, Thailand, his first posting as a Foreign Service officer with the State... More > Department’s newly-created USAID. Among the first USAID officers in Thailand, he went on to build a career as a local development specialist that spanned forty years, sending him on assignments to Thailand, Vietnam, The Philippines, Indonesia, Poland, Bosnia, and Egypt. Foreign Vistas is a deeply felt memoir of one writer-diplomat’s passionate engagement with the people and cultures where he lived and worked during the latter part of the 20th century. A collection of personal essays, short stories and histories, they reveal an insatiable curiosity about different cultures, and the human experience. Sommers' discovers hidden histories and connects with local communities well beyond the confines of his aid work. Foreign Vistas is that rare work that captures the essence of what it means to be at home in the world.< Less
Foreign Vistas By William Sommers
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In the early 1960s, William Sommers left his position as town manager in New Jersey and, moved his family to Bangkok, Thailand, his first posting as a Foreign Service officer with the State... More > Department’s newly-created USAID. Among the first USAID officers in Thailand, he went on to build a career as a local development specialist that spanned forty years, sending him on assignments to Thailand, Vietnam, The Philippines, Indonesia, Poland, Bosnia, and Egypt. Foreign Vistas is a deeply felt memoir of one writer-diplomat’s passionate engagement with the people and cultures where he lived and worked during the latter part of the 20th century. A collection of personal essays, short stories and histories, they reveal an insatiable curiosity about different cultures, and the human experience. Sommers' discovers hidden histories and connects with local communities well beyond the confines of his aid work. Foreign Vistas is that rare work that captures the essence of what it means to be at home in the world.< Less

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