This memoir recounts a lifelong commitment to public service rooted in a Jewish immigrant experience. The thread that ties the author’s career together is a desire to give back for the privilege of a preparatory school and Ivy League education. The personal story highlights the high expectations and support of striving parents in upstate New York, antisemitism at Yale in the early 1960s, falling in love with a French-Jewish girl in Paris, military service in Germany, collaboration with Jean Monnet, and an eventual return to Jewish tradition. The professional side of the book includes candid insights of working with Henry Kissinger and Paul Volcker for a decade, as well as assisting Baron Edmond de Rothschild with his philanthropy in Israel. The concluding chapters, which focus on the rise of bare-knuckled political combat in Washington and its impact on public service, should be of interest to a broad Jewish audience.
Loving and Leaving Washington
- From the Publisher
May 16, 2016
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