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A Lifetime Spent Crossing Cultural Frontiers,by Nancy Keeney Forster



ISBN: 978-0-615-31889-9
Trade paperback: $15.95

A carefree child of expatriate parents at age ten, a prisoner of the Japanese at seventeen, a valued source of intelligence to the U.S. military at nineteen, and a fervent advocate of public diplomacy throughout his long career as a Foreign Service officer, Clifton Forster spent his life crossing and recrossing frontiers, determined to use dialogue, not conflict, to solve differences between peoples and nations.

In 2007, a year after her husband’s death, Nancy Forster began to sort through the wealth of papers Cliff had tucked away in a Japanese tea chest, and to reexamine her own memories and writings from more than half a century of shared adventures. The result is Encounters, a poignant interplay of two intelligent voices, and a story that could serve as a blueprint for a U.S. government newly dedicated to building bridges across cultural frontiers.