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by Charles Wheeler Thayer

  • ISBN: 0837175704
  • Author: Charles Wheeler Thayer
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  • Rating: 4.4 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 299
  • Publisher: Praeger (January 24, 1975)
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  • Category: Other
  • Subcategory: Humanities
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Charles W. Thayer (February 9, 1910– August 27, 1969) was an American diplomat and author. He was an expert on Soviet-American relations and headed the Voice of America.

Charles W. Charles Wheeler Thayer was born in Villanova, Pennsylvania, the son of George Chapman Thayer, a shipbuilding engineer, and Gertrude May Wheeler Thayer. He attended St. Paul's School and the . Military Academy, where he played polo, and graduated in 1933. He served for a few months as a cavalry lieutenant.

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Carl Thayer is Emeritus Professor at The University of New South Wales and Director of Thayer Consultancy

Carl Thayer is Emeritus Professor at The University of New South Wales and Director of Thayer Consultancy. He is a Southeast Asia regional specialist who taught at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, Australian Command and Staff College, and Centre for Defence and Strategic Studies, Australian Defence College. Posts by Carl Thayer.

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Winston Churchill once observed during the North African Campaign that "Yanks" - we Americans - seemed to never lose their sense of humor no matter how perilous the situation. This book certainly calls to mind at least some of that Yankee indomitable high spirits.

In a series of short vignettes we are treated to some of the most hilarous set-pieces in American fiction between Mark Twain and Max Schuman. Perhaps Ring Lardner is better, but he never served in the American Embassy during the height of Stalin's Purge, nor does Lardner enjoy Thayer's diplomatic insights. The title story, about a wild episode at an embassy party, is both uniquely Russian in nature and yet overwhelmingly only something an American could have written. The stories follow a narrative path, from Thayer's early days at West Point, where the football coach, remembering his All-American older brothers, works the athletically ungifted Thayer to near death. From there he proceeds to the heart of the book, a gimlet-eyed take on the horrors of mid-thirties Russia. Among the bizarre only in Russia episodes - a gazelle hunt from a speeding car; saving the life of a bear trainer besotted with too much Vodka; attempting to train circus seals to play "Silent Night" on a harmonica; and much else too funny to spoil.

Thayer wrote another book, "Hands Across the Table", which is not a version of the Carole Lombard Fred MacMurray film about a manicurist, but about his further adventures, especially centered around Thayer's following the Red Army into Yugoslavia, a description of great value since the last thing the Soviets wanted was a close-up look at their armies' on the ground treatment of prisoners and civilians. As far as i can tell, save for Thayer no one else from the West saw much of any of the internals of the Yugoslav action while inside (relatively speaking)the Soviet forces. Then follows a turn in postwar Austria, and finally Thayer's involvement with the Korean questions.

All these stories must be read with tonque firmly in cheek - from the latter book "Hands Across the Table" comes one of my favorite comic moments regarding petty officialdom, a product of the transistion of Yugoslavia under Marshal Tito. "For better or worse, he (Tito)fired practically every civil servant in Belgrade and now he had to replace them with his own Partisans...his awkward guerillas were hardly the brightest pupils of Emily Post." Thayer relates how when Tito called for him to come to his mansion the Partisan guards refused to let him, the American representative, enter the mansion save through the servant's entrance. After Thayer refused and returned across town he was called again by Olga, Tito's secretary. "Where in heaven's name are you? The Marshal's raging at being kept waiting." Thayer described what happened at the front gate and why he refused to come via the back door. Olga demanded he "Come down from your High Horse!' Thayer refused. Finally after a long phone argument he returned again. He finally met an angry Tito. "Where have you been?" Tito began sternly. "I asked for you over an hour ago." Thayer then explained what had happened. Tito was astonished. "By the servant's entrance? What are they up to?" He sighed and sat back in his chair. "Really, the trouble those fellows have given me since we came to Belgrade! They just don't understand we're still not in the woods."

These delights may be available in libraries that haven't yet sold off ALL the good old stuff at their yearly housecleanings, or what I call purgings.
The book documents our evacuation from north Lebanon where my parents worked on the Jibrail Rural Fellowship Project. In May of 1958 we were told that the rebels were approaching. We and our American colleagues and grandparents packed and left very quickly with the intent of catching an evacuation ship which we missed. We ended up getting a military escort to Beirut which is noted in the book. I had only seen a typed portion of the book, then, at one point, my library got a large donation of older books from an expert in foreign policy and I recognized the title and claimed it. Phil Hanna
My mother loved this book and insisted that I read it before I departed for a summer in the Soviet Union, 1963. It is a portrait of life in another age and the clash of cultures: Western down-the-nose diplomats vs. Stalin-led Soviet apparatchiks. The essay is screamingly funny with many anecdotes about the impossibility of life for the "New Soviet Man." Among my favorites, I remember US Embassy staff racing an ancient Rolls on open highways for "drinks" with Russians in their Soviet era cars, often held together with little more than baling wire and tape. I wish a publisher would re-issue these books. Many years later I read MOSCOW DREAMS by Jay Martin and was vividly reminded of the deep insight and humor of BEARS.

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