The Foreign Service of the United States


This book is not an official publication, nor has it been written with a view to giving expression to official opinion. No one in any way shares in the full responsibility of the author for what it contains. Various phases of the same subject have been treated by other authors in works on constitutional and international law and in scattered, descriptive articles, but this appears to be the first time that an intimate analysis of the Foreign Service has been attempted by an officer of that service.

Perhaps the chief characteristics of the work are that it claims to be comprehensive within the scope of its title; that there is little loss of essential material in compressing the subject-matter into a single volume; that it contains the first full description of the reorganized Foreign Service; and that it attempts a number of constructive proposals for the further improvement of the machinery of our foreign relations.

The author is indebted to several of his friends and colleagues for helpful suggestions, and especially to Honorable Charles Evans Hughes for his generous contribution of a valuable Foreword.


Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1925


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