Interested in learning more about the Foreign Service? These books are a good place to start:
Career Diplomacy – A thorough and intelligent account of the history of the Foreign Service.
Inside a U.S. Embassy – These first-hand accounts of foreign service life are a little hokey, but still informative.
Realities of Foreign Service Life – Similar to Inside a U.S. Embassy.
Fellow Travelers – A historical novel about Foreign Service life during the McCarthy days.