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On Six Continents

On Six Continents

A Life In Canada's Foreign Service, 1966-2002
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Muskoka, the University of Western Ontario, Ottawa, New York, Colombia, Bangladesh, Nicaragua, Peru, Cuba, Israel, Belgium, South Africa, Australia - the place-names tell the story of an amazing career. Then there are the people involved - Trudeau, Clark, and Chrétien, Kissinger, Castro, Rabin, Walesa, Havel, Mandela and dozens of others. Not to mention the moments of high drama: when young Jim Bartleman becomes Ottawa's security expert on terrorism during the FLQ crisis in 1970; or when he leads the movement to bring countries like Poland and Ukraine into NATO and the West.

But this is also a light-hearted look at what our diplomats actually do and is full of funny stories: so watch young Jim attend a drunken party with Trudeau; compete with Mother Teresa for Bangladesh babies; or sweep his Belgian bride off her feet to the altar. Bartleman also writes candidly about falling prey to depression, and about his concern, as a native Canadian, to see aboriginal peoples well treated. In summary, a richly varied career, as the only Canadian diplomat to serve on all six continents, well told by a remarkable character.

On Six Continents is a Douglas Gibson Book.

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Hardback Editions

February 2004 : Canada Hardback
Title: On Six Continents: Life in Canada's Foreign Service 1966-2002
Author(s): James K Bartleman
ISBN: 0-7710-1090-7 / 978-0-7710-1090-3 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Douglas Gibson Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

September 2005 : Canada Paperback
Title: On Six Continents: A Life In Canada's Foreign Service, 1966-2002
Author(s): James K Bartleman
ISBN: 0-7710-1091-5 / 978-0-7710-1091-0 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Douglas Gibson Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

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