Diplomat, Poet, Gentleman

Diplomat, Poet, Gentleman : My Father

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From the author of "Glamour and Turbulence" comes a deeply felt portrait of an extraordianary man and family. Eyvind Bjorn Axel Bratt had a profound effect on everyone he met--and in the course of an eventful fifty years as a Swedish foreigh diplotmat, he met an astonishing array of people. In this lovingly detailed memoir, his daughter Aimee carries us into the heart of her family experiences, from postwar Stockholm to South Africa, the Middle East, Ireland, and beyond. Over the span of his career, Dr. Bratt brushed elbows wtih the likes of Greta Garbo, renowned UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold, Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie, the Shah of Iran, and hero of the Hungarian Jews, Raoul Wallenberg. Possessing the heart of a poet as well as the head of a statesman, Bratt devoted his private time to composing evocative verse that drew on his vast experience and keen observations. In spite of his many accomplishments, Dr. Bratt remained a humble man full of good humor -- a consummate professional, loving friend, and devoted father. This finely wrought tribute by a daughter with many of her own accomplishments is at once a three-dimensional portrait of a singular man and an exciting insider's view of 20th-century international politics.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 139.95 x 215.9 x 6.1mm | 158.76g
  • Vantage Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 053316477X
  • 9780533164776

About Aimee Bratt

Aimee Bratt was born in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1943, the daughter of diplomat Dr. Eyvind Bratt. After spending her teenage years in East Africa, she returned to her native country and graduated from the prestigious French School in 1963 and Schartau Commercial Institute in 1965.Beginning in 1964, she worked as a fashion model in Paris, a marketing interviewer in Stockholm, and a secretary in Teheran. In 1966, she began flying for Pan American World Airways based in San Francisco, first as a stewardess and, from 1970 until the airline's demise in 1991, a flight purser.In 1971, Ms. Bratt joined the Screen Actors Guild after landing a small role in an independent feature film, and appeared in many New York-made films while continuing to fly worldwide. She recounted her varied experiences with Pan Am and in the movie business in her two previous books, "Glamour and Turbulence" and "The Other Side of Stardom. "show more