FOREVER ON THE ROAD: A Franco-American Family’s Thirty Years in the Foreign Service

Nicole Prévost Logan
Scarith, 2011
260 Pages, 41 Illustrations
ISBN 978-0-9832451-0-0 Paperback

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About the Author

Nicole Prévost Logan grew up in Paris, graduated from the Institute of Political Studies, and received a Law degree from the Sorbonne. Subsequently, she completed a Master’s degree in Political Sciences at Stanford University. In the mid 1970s, she completed an MA in Russian Studies at American University in Washington, D.C.  Following the 30 years described in this memoir, her main activity has been excavation of archaeological sites in the Middle East and in Russia, writing and publication.

About the book

The book describes the life of U.S. diplomats against a backdrop of serious political or military events, such as the bombing of offshore islands between mainland China and Taiwan; the civil war and landing of U.S. Marines in Beirut, Lebanon; the overthrow of First Secretary Khrushchev; the alleged coup in Guinea resulting in the house arrest of U.S. diplomats. I give my vision of the role of a U.S. diplomat, with his battles and his accomplishments, and describe the transformation of the role of the spouses. I studied the history, the specific cultural traits, the language, and the major art forms of each country.

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“Nicole Logan gives us insights into the political situation in many of the countries in which she lived.  She is particularly effective in describing the social crosscurrents underlying political developments, something we see all too rarely in analyses of world events.”

––Former U.S. Ambassador  Roger Kirk.