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By Michael Aaron Rockland

An American Diplomat in Franco Spain is stuffed with Michael Aaron Rockland's stories as a cultural attache on the usa embassy in Madrid, Spain within the Sixties. He captures episodes of ancient and cultural value as he is going approximately doing his country's company. a few of his tales are rather poignant whereas others are fairly a laugh. He stocks along with his readers how he shunned shaking Francisco Franco's hand, how he spent an afternoon with Martin Luther King in Madrid, how his son was once chosen to be within the motion picture Dr. Zhivago, how he got here to grasp numerous Kennedys, together with Senator Edward Kennedy, Pat Lawford Kennedy, and Jackie Kennedy, and the way the U.S. by chance dropped 4 unarmed hydrogen bombs on Spain. all through those tales, Rockland explains Spanish tradition, previous and current, together with his reports related to bull combating, being a Jew in a really Catholic Spain, his love affair with Spanish meals, and what's misplaced in translation.

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