In Those Days: A Diplomat Remembers
This is a candid, often funny, autobiography of a 20th century
American diplomat who spent most of his life in high-level diplomacy
in Asia and Africa. The story takes Jim Spain from an Irish Catholic
childhood in gangster-era Chicago, through military service as
Douglas MacArthur's photographer in occupied Japan, and university
life at Chicago and a Ph.D. from Columbia. His Foreign Service
career brought postings in Islamabad, Istanbul, Ankara and four
ambassadorships in Tanzania, Turkey, the United Nations (as deputy
permanent representative), and Sri Lanka.
In retirement, James W. Spain is actively engaged in organizing a
power and irrigation project in Sri Lanka.