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    Years of Upheaval: The Second Volume of His Classic Memoirs (Paperback) By (author) Henry Kissinger

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    DescriptionIn Years of Upheaval, Henry Kissinger recalls the turbulent years of the second administration of Richard Nixon, which began in January 1973. Two momentous events and their consequences dominate this account: the Watergate scandal, and the 1973 October war in the Middle East. The book opens at the Western White House in August 1973, when Dr. Kissinger is told by the president during a poolside conversation that he is to become Secretary of State. The memories that follow are a rich compendium of his experiences in the months before and after the appointment: including an eerie trip to Hanoi shortly after the Vietnam cease-fire; efforts to settle the war in Cambodia; the tempestuous Year of Europe; two Nixon-Brezhnev summits and the controversy over detente. Dr. Kissinger's dramatic, day-by-day account of how the Middle East war was transformed into the beginning of peacemaking shapes the climactic chapters of the book, in counterpoint to the worsening crisis at home, which culminated with Nixon's resignation. His frank portrait of Nixon's last days in the White House is perhaps the most perceptive to date.


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    Title
    Years of Upheaval
    Subtitle
    The Second Volume of His Classic Memoirs
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Henry Kissinger
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 1312
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 51 mm
    Weight: 1,463 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780857207173
    ISBN 10: 0857207172
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17430
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    BIC E4L: POL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.3
    BIC subject category V2: BG
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJPL
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW3, HBLW, JPQ, BM, HBJK
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY
    BISAC V2.8: BIO010000
    DC22: 973.924092
    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJPL
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036060
    DC22: 973.9240924
    Thema V1.0: DNC, JPHL, DNBH, NHK
    Illustrations note
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    Publisher
    Simon & Schuster Ltd
    Imprint name
    Simon & Schuster Ltd
    Publication date
    01 September 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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.