William christian bullitt jr january 25 1891 february 15 1967 was an american diplomat journalist and novelist he is known for his special mission to negotiate with lenin on behalf of the paris peace conference often recalled as a missed opportunity to normalize relations with the bolsheviks he was also the first us ambassador to the soviet union and us ambassador to france . Bill bullitt 1891 1967 was one of the most colorful and egocentrically brilliant figures ever to appear on the american diplomatic stage in 1919 on a secret mission for president wilson he met so close to greatness a biography of william c bullitt foreign affairs. Such people furnish rich material for biography and in so close to greatness will brownell and richard n billings have produced an informative and highly readable study of a complex man bullitt first went to russia in 1919 as one of the bright young men in woodrow wilsons administration. So close to greatness book read reviews from worlds largest community for readers start by marking so close to greatness the biography of william c bullitt as want to read so close to greatness the biography of william c bullitt by will brownell 440 rating details 5 ratings 0 reviews get a copy. Get this from a library so close to greatness a biography of william c bullitt will brownell richard n billings mazal holocaust collection depicts the life of the distinguished ambassador and examines his influence on the development of american foreign policy
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