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The Good Spy: The Life and Death of Robert Ames
Kai Bird

Crown, 2014

The Good Spy is Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Kai Bird’s compelling portrait of the remarkable life and death of one of the most important operatives in CIA history – a man who, had he lived, might have helped heal the rift between Arabs and the West.   On April 18, 1983, a bomb exploded outside the American Embassy in Beirut, killing 63 people.  The attack was a geopolitical turning point. It marked the beginning of Hezbollah as a ...


World Order
Henry Kissinger

Penguin Press HC, The, 2014

A deep meditation on the roots of international harmony and global disorder Henry Kissinger has traveled the world, advised presidents, and been a close observer and participant in the central foreign policy events of our era. Now he offers his analysis of the twenty first century’s ultimate challenge: how to build a shared international order in a world of divergent historic perspectives, violent conflict, proliferating technology, and ...


Making David into Goliath: How the World Turned Against Israel
Joshua Muravchik

Encounter Books, 2014

During the Six Day War of 1967, polls showed that Americans favored the Israelis over the Arabs by overwhelming margins. In Europe, support for Israel ran even higher. In the United Nations Security Council, a British resolution essentially gave Israel the terms of peace it sought and when the Arabs and their Soviet supporters tried to override the resolution in the General Assembly, they fell short of the necessary votes. Fast forward 40 years ...


Vietnam: A History
Stanley Karnow

Penguin Books, 1997

"The most comprehensive, up-to-date, and balanced account we have."— Boston Globe . "Superb, balanced in interpretation... immensely readable and full of new and interesting detail."—George Herring, Univ. of Kentucky.


Jackson Place: A novel
John H. Taylor

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014

On June 17, 1972, a break-in at the Watergate office complex in Washington, DC changed history forever—with an attempted cover-up that would ignite one of the biggest political scandals of all time. Now, facing the certainty of impeachment, Richard Nixon is poised to become the first president to resign. But what if someone could convince him to change his mind? If anyone can do it, it’s Emily Weissman—a beautiful young White House ...


The Nixon Tapes: 1971-1972
Douglas Brinkley, Luke Nichter

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014

The famous -- and infamous -- Nixon White House tapes that reveal for the first time President Richard Nixon uncensored, unfiltered, and in his own words President Nixon's voice-activated taping system captured every word spoken in the Oval Office, Cabinet Room, and other key locations in the White House, and at Camp David -- 3,700 hours of recordings between 1971 and 1973. Yet less than 5 percent of those conversations have ever been ...


Kidnapping Henry Kissinger

Peddler Creek, 2012

Joe Ball never hurt anybody. He only wanted to stop other people from being hurt. In 2006, he's paroled into a world that doesn't seem to have changed very much in ways that matter the most. America is still fighting an undeclared war, a rogue President is conducting illegal surveillance against US citizens, and habeas corpus is ignored at teh whim of the Justice Department. Joe Ball only wants to be left alone, to live what's left of ...


The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover's Secret FBI
Betty Medsger

Knopf, 2014

The never-before-told full story of the history-changing break-in at the FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania, by a group of unlikely activists—quiet, ordinary, hardworking Americans—that made clear the shocking truth and confirmed what some had long suspected, that J. Edgar Hoover had created and was operating, in violation of the U.S. Constitution, his own shadow Bureau of Investigation. It begins in 1971 in an America being split apart by ...


The Cold War: A New History
John Lewis Gaddis

Penguin Books, 2006

The “dean of Cold War historians” ( The New York Times ) now presents the definitive account of the global confrontation that dominated the last half of the twentieth century. Drawing on newly opened archives and the reminiscences of the major players, John Lewis Gaddis explains not just what happened but why —from the months in 1945 when the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. went from alliance to antagonism to the barely averted holocaust of the ...


Einstein: His Life and Universe

Simon & Schuster Audio, 2007

How did Einstein's mind work? What made him a genius? Isaacson's biography shows how his scientific imagination sprang from the rebellious nature of his personality. His fascinating story is a testament to the connection between creativity and freedom. Based on the newly released personal letters of Albert Einstein, Walter Isaacson explores how an imaginative, impertinent patent clerk, a struggling father in a difficult marriage who couldn't ...


Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq
Stephen Kinzer

Times Books, 2007

"Detailed, passionate and convincing . . . [with] the pace and grip of a good thriller."--Anatol Lieven, The New York Times Book Review "Regime change" did not begin with the administration of George W. Bush, but has been an integral part of U.S. foreign policy for more than one hundred years. Starting with the toppling of the Hawaiian monarchy in 1893, the United States has not hesitated to overthrow governments that stood in the way of its ...


Diplomacy (Touchstone Book)
Henry Kissinger

Simon & Schuster, 1995

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 ...


When They Come for Us, We'll Be Gone: The Epic Struggle to Save Soviet Jewry
Gal Beckerman

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010

A New Yorker Reviewers’ Favorites “Beckerman recounts the historic trajectory of this grand assertion of human rights with passionate clarity and pellucid conviction.”—Cynthia Ozick AT THE END OF WORLD WAR II, NEARLY THREE MILLION JEWS WERE TRAPPED INSIDE THE SOVIET UNION. They lived a paradox—unwanted by a repressive Stalinist state, yet forbidden to leave. When They Come for Us, We’ll Be Gone is the astonishing and inspiring ...


Career Diplomacy: Life and Work in the US Foreign Service, Second Edition
Harry W. Kopp, Charles A. Gillespie

Georgetown University Press, 2011

Career Diplomacy -- now in its second edition -- is an insider's guide that examines the foreign service as an institution, a profession, and a career. Harry W. Kopp and Charles A. Gillespie, both of whom had long and distinguished careers in the foreign service, provide a full and well-rounded picture of the organization, its place in history, its strengths and weaknesses, and its role in American foreign affairs. Based on their own ...


To War in Style (Short Story)

Mark E. Berent, 2012

In the January of 1973 we in the Defense Attaché Office in the American Embassy, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, found ourselves in an unusual situation. President Nixon had declared his Southeast Asia policy of Vietnamization was succeeding. In Vietnam, all US forces were ordered to cease fighting and that included air assets as well as the ground troops. Yet we had authorized air support until August 15.


On China
Henry Kissinger

Penguin Books, 2012

"Fascinating, shrewd . . . The book deftly traces the rhythms and patterns of Chinese history." —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times In this sweeping and insightful history, Henry Kissinger turns for the first time at book length to a country he has known intimately for decades and whose modern relations with the West he helped shape. On China illuminates the inner workings of Chinese diplomacy during such pivotal events as the initial ...


The Untold History of the United States
Peter Kuznick, Oliver Stone

Gallery Books, 2013

A PEOPLE’S HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN EMPIRE In this riveting companion to their astonishing documentary series, which the Washington Post declared is “grounded in indisputable fact,” Academy Award–winning director Oliver Stone and renowned historian Peter Kuznick challenge prevailing orthodoxies to reveal the dark truth about the rise and fall of American imperialism.


The Prime Ministers: An Intimate Narrative of Israeli Leadership
Yehuda Avner

The Toby Press, LLC, 2010

The Prime Ministers is the first and only insider account of Israeli politics from the founding of the Jewish State to the near-present day. It reveals stunning details of life-and-death decision-making, top-secret military operations and high level peace negotiations. The Prime Ministers brings readers into the orbits of world figures, including Menachem Begin, Yitzhak Rabin, Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, Henry Kissinger, Yasser Arafat, Margaret ...


The Presidents Club: Inside the World's Most Exclusive Fraternity
Nancy Gibbs, Michael Duffy

Simon & Schuster, 2012

The inside story of the world's most exclusive fraternity; how presidents from Hoover through Obama worked with--and sometimes, against--each other when they were in and out of power.


All the President's Men
Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein

Simon & Schuster, 1994

The full account of the Watergate scandal from the two Washington Post reporters who broke the story. This is “the work that brought down a presidency…perhaps the most influential piece of journalism in history” ( Time , All-Time 100 Best Nonfiction Books). This is the book that changed America. Published just two months before President Nixon’s resignation, All the President’s Men revealed the full scope of the Watergate scandal ...



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