Friday, October 5, 2012

An American Diplomat in Franco Spain

Lively. Some memoirs plod along in a comprehensive chronicle packed with details, while others bring a person, time and place to life through well told crisp anecdotes. Michael Rockland’s An American Diplomat in Franco Spain falls into the latter group. I was thoroughly entertained by the stories of his role as cultural attaché to the American embassy in Spain during the 1960s. The concise and lively stories of his life during this time made me feel like I was having dinner with him listening to great stories while we’re enjoying delicious Spanish cuisine. Did I tell you about the time Martin Luther King Junior came to Madrid? How about Ted Kennedy? Any reader with an interest in Spain, the 60s, foreign service, and interesting lives will find something to enjoy in this book. Rating: Three-star (Recommended) Click here to purchase An American Diplomat in Franco Spain from

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