Diplomat, Poet, Gentleman: My Father (Häftad)
av Aimee Bratt
Eyvind Björn Axel Bratt had a profound effect on everyone he met—and in the course of an eventful fifty years as a Swedish foreign diplomat, 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 with the likes of Greta Garbo, renowned UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjöld, Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie, 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.