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Title Australia goes to Washington : 75 years of Australian representation in the United States, 1940-2015 / David Lowe (editor) ; Carl Bridge (editor) ; David Lee (editor).

Publication Info. Acton, A.C.T. : ANU Press, 2016.

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Description 1 online resource
text file PDF 6.01MB
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Since 1940, when an Australian legation was established in Washington DC, Australian governments have expected much from their representatives in the American capital. This book brings together expert analyses of those who have served as heads of mission and of the challenges they have faced. Ranging beyond conventional studies of the Australian-United States relationship, it provides insights into the dynamics between Australian and US policymakers and into the culture of one of Australia's oldest and most important overseas missions. It provides an appreciation of the importance of the embassy and the head of mission in Washington in mediating the relationship between Australia and the United States and of their role in managing expectations in Canberra and Washington. Australia Goes to Washington also sheds new light on personal trials and achievements at the coalface of Australian-United States relations.
Contents The Australian embassy in Washington / David Lowe, David Lee and Carl Bridge -- Allies of a kind: three wartime Australian ministers to the United States, 1940-1946 / Carl Bridge -- Norman Makin and postwar diplomacy, 1945-51 / Frank Bongiorno -- Percy Spender and Club America in the 1950s / David Lowe -- "Mr Necessity": Sir Howard Beale, 1958-64 / Matthew Jordan -- Official influence in the making of foreign policy: the Washington Study Group on the South Pacific, 1962 / Christopher Waters -- The ambassador during the Vietnam War: Keith Waller, 1964-70 / Peter Edwards -- "A precious vase": Sir James Plimsoll / Jeremy Hearder -- The career diplomats: Sir Patrick Shaw, Alan Renouf and Sir Nicholas Parkinson, 1974-82 / David Lee -- Australlia's ambassadors in Washington, 1982-89 / David Lee -- Diplomacy in the 1990s: issues for the Washington embassy / James Cotton -- Reflections: from 1940 to the post-9/11 world / Kim Beazley.
Language English.
Access National edeposit: Available onsite at national, state and territory libraries Online access with authorization. AU-CaNED
Local Note JSTOR Books at JSTOR Open Access
Subject Diplomatic and consular service, Australian -- United States.
Ambassadors -- Australia -- History.
Diplomacy -- History.
Australia -- Foreign relations -- United States.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Australia.
Indexed Term Australian
Genre/Form History.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Lowe, David, 1964- editor.
Bridge, Carl, editor.
Lee, David, 1965- editor.
Other Form: Print version: Australia goes to Washington : 75 years of Australian representation in the United States, 1940-2015. Acton, Australia : Australian National University Press, ©2016 x, 291 pages 9781760460785
ISBN 9781760460792 (electronic bk.)
1760460796 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 10.22459/AGTW.12.2016