Ambassador adrift in Emerald Isle
A Yankee in de Valera's Ireland: The Memoir of David Gray by David Gray, edited by Paul Bew. Royal Irish Academy, €25.20. Reviewed by Dermot Bolger.
A Yankee in de Valera's Ireland: The Memoir of David Gray by David Gray, edited by Paul Bew
Irish ambassadors tend to be schooled career diplomats, carefully shunted between posts by successive governments which appreciate their incrementally-accumulated diplomatic skills and how their trained eyes interpret nuances of local politics in the countries where they serve.
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