Compelling New Memoir, Desert Diplomat, Riveting Summer Read

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Compelling new memoir Desert Diplomat by Robert W. Jordan, former US ambassador to Saudi Arabia under President George W. Bush immediately following 9/11, invites readers to a front row seat to history in this eye-opening look inside his roller coaster ride of a lifetime. A page-turner that is engaging, thrilling, and insightful from start to finish.

An engaging thriller start to finish

Funny, tragic, and heartwarming, readers will be mesmerized.

In his compelling new memoir, Desert Diplomat: Inside Saudi Arabia Following 9/11 (Potomac Books) former U.S. ambassador Robert W. Jordan, invites readers to a front row seat to history in this eye-opening look inside his roller coaster ride of a lifetime. A page-turner that is equally engaging, thrilling, and insightful from start to finish.

Overnight and with no prior diplomatic experience, Jordan had to learn on the job how to run an embassy, deal with a foreign culture, and protect American interests, all following the most significant terrorist attacks on the United States in history.

Nicknamed the "Badassador" Jordan quickly lures readers in with his campfire style of story-telling that will keep them captivated throughout. Funny, tragic, and heartwarming his candid no holds bar descriptions of his personal accounts and transparent revelations during his time in the Middle East, make Desert Diplomat an easy read for everyone to relate to and imagine themselves in his shoes during the most important time between the Middle East and U.S.

Desert Diplomat is a story of an ambassador sent on a mission to one of the great hot spots in U.S. history: A strategic ally that also gave us Bin Laden and the 9/11 hijackers and was suspected of funding terrorists. It is a riveting story of how Jordan used his skills and knowledge to quickly get up to speed and represent our country for 2 critical years in the opening phase of the war on terrorism that included hostilities, invasions, the negotiated release of hostages and political prisoners, and the need to address human rights in a culture resistant to change.

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About the Author

Robert W. Jordan is Diplomat in Residence and adjunct professor of political science in the John G. Tower Center for Political Studies at Southern Methodist University. He served as the U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia from 2001 to 2003 and as a partner in the international law firm Baker Botts L.L.P. for many years where he headed Middle East practice in Dubai.

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