Diplomacy: The Bridge Builder

When Lyndon Johnson picked his Postmaster General, lohn Gronouski, to be U.S. Ambassador to Poland, just about everyone remarked on his lack of diplomatic credentials. But the President had something more in mind for his ex-Cabinet member than sitting around Warsaw waiting to see elusive Polish officials. In effect, he made him his envoy to Eastern Europe, with specific marching orders to travel and to build as many new bridges as possible between the U.S. and the Communist nations. Last week Gronouski finished the first phase of that mission, a tempestuous, ten-day...

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