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'Kissinger's absorbing book tackles head-on some of the toughest questions of our time ...Its pages sparkle with insight' Simon Schama in the NEW YORKER Spanning more than three centuries, from Cardinal Richelieu to the fragility of the 'New World Order', DIPLOMACY is the now-classic history of international relations by the former Secretary of State and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. Kissinger's intimate portraits of world leaders, many from personal experience, provide the reader with a unique insight into what really goes on -- and why -- behind the closed doors of the corridors of power. 'Budding diplomats and politicians should read it as avidly as their predecessors read Machiavelli' Douglas Hurd in the DAILY TELEGRAPH 'If you want to pay someone a compliment, give them Henry Kissinger's DIPLOMACY ...It is certainly one of the best, and most enjoyable [books] on international relations past and present ...DIPLOMACY should be read for the sheer historical sweep, the characterisations, the story-telling, the ability to look at large parts of the world as a whole' Malcolm Rutherford in the FINANCIAL TIMES

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Product details

  • Paperback | 912 pages
  • 154 x 232 x 44mm | 1,161.19g
  • SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • POCKET BOOKS
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprinted edition
  • illustrations facsim., maps
  • 0671510991
  • 9780671510992
  • 14,479

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Simon Schama "The New Yorker" Kissinger's absorbing book tackles head-on some of the toughest questions of our time....Its pages sparkle with insight.

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Review Text

Michiko Kakutani The New York Times An elegantly written study of Western diplomacy....Shrewd, often vexing, and consistently absorbing.

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Table of contents

CONTENTS §1 The New World Order§2 The Hinge: Theodore Roosevelt or Woodrow Wilson§3 From Universality to Equilibrium: Richelieu, William of Orange, and Pitt§4 The Concert of Europe: Great Britain, Austria, and Russia§5 Two Revolutionaries: Napoleon III and Bismarck§6 Realpolitik Turns on Itself§7 A Political Doomsday Machine: European Diplomacy Before the First World War§8 Into the Vortex: The Military Doomsday Machine§9 The New Face of Diplomacy: Wilson and the Treaty of Versailles§10 The Dilemmas of the Victors§11 Stresemann and the Re-emergence of the Vanquished§12 The End of Illusion: Hitler and the Destruction of Versailles§13 Stalin's Bazaar§14 The Nazi-Soviet Pact§15 America Re-enters the Arena: Franklin Delano Roosevelt§16 Three Approaches to Peace: Roosevelt, Stalin, and Churchill in World War II§17 The Beginning of the Cold War§18 The Success and the Pain of Containment§19 The Dilemma of Containment: The Korean War§20 Negotiating with the Communists: Adenauer, Churchill, and Eisenhower§21 Leapfrogging Containment: The Suez Crisis§22 Hungary: Upheaval in the Empire§23 Khrushchev's Ultimatum: The Berlin Crisis 1958-63§24 Concepts of Western Unity: Macmillan, de Gaulle, Eisenhower, and Kennedy§25 Vietnam: Entry into the Morass; Truman and Eisenhower§26 Vietnam: On the Road to Despair; Kennedy and Johnson§27 Vietnam: The Extrication; Nixon§28 Foreign Policy as Geopolitics: Nixon's Triangular Diplomacy§29 Detente and Its Discontents§30 The End of the Cold War: Reagan and Gorbachev§31 The New World Order Reconsidered§NOTES§ACKNOWLEDGMENTS§INDEX

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