Diplomacy (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Dec 27, 2011 - History - 912 pages
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A brilliant, sweeping history of diplomacy that includes personal stories from the noted former Secretary of State, including his stunning reopening of relations with China.

The seminal work on foreign policy and the art of diplomacy.

Moving from a sweeping overview of history to blow-by-blow accounts of his negotiations with world leaders, Henry Kissinger describes how the art of diplomacy has created the world in which we live, and how America’s approach to foreign affairs has always differed vastly from that of other nations.

Brilliant, controversial, and profoundly incisive, Diplomacy stands as the culmination of a lifetime of diplomatic service and scholarship. It is vital reading for anyone concerned with the forces that have shaped our world today and will impact upon it tomorrow.
  

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Kissinger's prose is exquisite. - Goodreads
The style of writing however is quite ambiguous. - Goodreads
Gives an insight in the world history. - Goodreads
It's a keeper as a reference tool. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Andrew - Goodreads

Excellent work from Kissinger, though I will say the first half read like it was his PhD thesis. Read full review

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Contents

The New World Order
17
Theodore Roosevelt or Woodrow Wilson
29
Richelieu William of Orange and Pitt
56
Great Britain Austria and Russia
78
Napoleon HI and Bismarck
103
Realpolitik Turns on Itself
137
European Diplomacy Before the First World War
168
The Military Doomsday Machine
201
The Success and the Pain of Containment
446
The Korean War
473
Adenauer Churchill and Eisenhower
493
The Suez Crisis
522
Upheaval in the Empire
550
The Berlin Crisis 195863
568
Macmillan de Gaulle Eisenhower
594
Entry into the Morass Truman and Eisenhower
620

Wilson and the Treaty of Versailles
218
The Dilemmas of the Victors
246
Stresemann and the Reemergence of the Vanquished
266
Hitler and the Destruction of Versailles
288
Stalins Bazaar
332
The NaziSoviet Pact
350
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
369
Roosevelt Stalin and Churchill in World War II
394
The Beginning of the Cold War
423
On the Road to Despair Kennedy and Johnson
643
The Extrication Nixon
674
Nixons Triangular
703
Detente and Its Discontents
733
Reagan and Gorbachev
762
The New World Order Reconsidered
804
NOTES
837
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
873
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About the author (2011)

Henry Kissinger was the fifty-sixth Secretary of State. Born in Germany, Dr. Kissinger came to the United States in 1938 and was naturalized a U.S. citizen in 1943. He served in the U.S. Army and attended Harvard University, where he later became a member of the faculty. Among the awards he has received are the Nobel Peace Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the Medal of Liberty. Dr. Kissinger is currently Chairman of Kissinger Associates, Inc., an international consulting firm.

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