"In diplomacy, protocol emerges from an evolving sense of etiquette built on the solid foundation of tradition. For those in the private sector who entertain international guests, good protocol can be an essential ingredient for business success. In this volume, Mary Mel French offers the definitive guide to the do's and don'ts of protocol and thereby provides a service to students of American foreign policy and practitioners of global commerce alike."---The Honorable Madeleine K. Albright, former secretary of state
"Wonderfully entertaining and informative, this book offers the ins and outs of the Capital at its most elegant moments, for folks who attend and for those who wish they did. United States Protocol goes behind the curtains of official Washington. It is not a kiss and tell' but a this is how it's done' book, written by Ambassador Mary Mel French with precision, humor, and extraordinary insight."---Ken Duberstein, former Reagan White House Chief of Staff
"In this wonderful book, Mary Mel French shares her experience in a way that is as polished, personal, and entertaining as the countless high-level events she helped design for President Clinton and his administration. In today's world, international communication and cooperation are more important than ever This book will be a valuable guide for government and business leaders alike.---"Thomas F. McLarty III, chief of staff to President Bill Clinton
United States Protocol is a must-have reference for communicating with government and business officials, international organizations, and high-level military personnel, both in the United States and abroad. Everything you need is presented in a comprehensive, detailed, and well-organized book that makes it easy to navigate official protocol. In the foreword President Bill Clinton says it is "an authoritative user's manual for international relations, it promises to become an indispensable reference---not only for those in Washington, but for all Americans in contact with people in other nations." Ambassador Mary Mel French uses her personal experience as a former chief of protocol to give us the most up-to-date and user-friendly guide to diplomatic protocol at the international, national, and state level. She includes meticulous instructions, in-depth diagrams and tables, a comprehensive table of contents, and a plethora of examples that makes United States Protocol the perfect guide to any official event
Ambassador Mary Mel French served as the nation's Chief of Protocol during the Clinton administration, working directly with the President and Secretary of State.
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