Whose Man in Havana?: Adventures from the Far Side of Diplomacy
In Whose Man in Havana? the author offers an unconventional, often dark, but more often hilarious view of diplomacy in settings as varied as Haiti, London, the Dominican Republic, the Balkans, Palestine, Paraguay, Guyana, and Kyrgyzstan, including covert monitoring of Soviet military operations in Cuba on behalf of the CIA with the blessing of President Kennedy and Prime Minister Pearson.
In a career that spans the Canadian foreign service and international organizations, he was fortunate to be in the right place at interesting, if turbulent, times. Throughout the book he has focussed on the lighter side of people and places, but almost everywhere the dark side intrudes. Graham makes plain that the intersection of the two is frequently black comedy.
- Publisher: University of Calgary Press
- Page Count: 328 pages
- Dimensions: 5.8in x 0.9in x 9.0in
Splendidly written and marvellously funny.
-Robert Bothwell, University of Toronto
Brilliant . . . from one of the foreign service's best raconteurs.
-James Bartleman, former ambassador and Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario
A rollicking, engaging memoir . . . a feast of colourful tales that don't quite obscure a serious piece of work on the diplomacy of the period. Writing of the highest order.
-Paul Durand, former ambassador and international mediator.
Voyage to a Different Planet
Darkness at Noon
The Dictator?s Sarcophagus
"Down with Those Who Rise"
Navidad con Libertad
Meatballs, Moose Piss, and the National Day
Whose Man in Havana?
The Thames, Bunnies, and Bicycles
Sake and the Advancement of Cultural Diplomacy
Caviar and Christmas Trees
The Phantom Saboteur
"Will the Dynamite Explode if I . . ."
The State Funeral of the Honourable Linden Forbes Burnham
Clothes Make the Man
Jewels of the Forest
Trinidad and Tobago
Me, Mick Jagger, Jungle Fever, and the Legion of Evil
Pierre Trudeau and the Embarrassment of a Full Scale American War against a Very Small Island
Le Chie est Mort
Central America and Columbia
Go By Boat: Travels with Allan MacEachen
The General and Margot Fonteyn
Fireworks and Foreign Policy
Venezuela, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic
A is for Aristide
Between Brazil and Venezuela: Caipirinhas, Trestle Bridges, and Formula One Bus Drivers
Beauty and the Official Beast: The Miss Venezuela Contest
Stepping Back from the Precipice
"The Pencil of God Has No Eraser" I
"The Pencil of God Has No Eraser" II
Black Past, Grey Future?
Sex, Sports, and Diplomacy
The Psychologist, the General, and the Beauty Contest
More Generals and the Ice Cream Man
The Road to Srebrenica
Boiling Toilets and Fermented Mare?s Milk
San Marcos and the Elections of 2003
Hugo Chavez: Much Loved, Much Loathed
Night train to Ternopil
Good Elections, Bad Judgement
The Jaguar Changes Some of Its Spots
Off the Beaten Track
Goudeau-Goudeau: Return to Haiti
Lou Quinn: A Profile