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Franco-American diplomatic relations were tested at pivotal moments in world history. This collection of biographies of twentieth-century U.S. ambassadors to France explores their personal and professional lives, highlighting accomplishments and challenges in France. Before serving as the U.S. president's personal representative, these men were successful politicians, businessmen, and soldiers, who then sacrificed their time, money, and sometimes, their health. These ambassadors demonstrated courage, intelligence, and character during the most challenging events of the twentieth century.