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A World Restored: Metternich, Castlereagh and the Problems of Peace, 1812-22
Henry A. Kissinger

Echo Point Books & Media, 2013

Years before he was Secretary of State and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, Henry Kissinger wrote A World Restored to understand and explain one of history's most important and dramatic periods-a time when Europe went from political chaos to a balanced peace that lasted for almost a hundred years. After the fall of Napoleon, European diplomats gathered in a festive Vienna with the task of restoring stability following the French ...


The Trial of Henry Kissinger
Christopher Hitchens

Twelve, 2012

"If the courts and lawyers of this country will not do their duty, we shall watch as the victims and survivors of this man pursue justice and vindication in their own dignified and painstaking way, and at their own expense, and we shall be put to shame." Forget Pinochet, Milosevic, Hussein, Kim Jong-il, or Gaddafi: America need look no further than its own lauded leaders for a war criminal whose offenses rival those of the most heinous ...


Years of Upheaval
Henry Kissinger

Simon & Schuster, 2011

This second volume of Henry Kissinger’s monumental memoirs covers his years as President Richard Nixon’s Secretary of State (1972–1974), including the ending of the Vietnam War, the 1973 Middle East War and oil embargo, Watergate, and Nixon’s resignation. Years of Upheaval opens with Dr. Kissinger being appointed Secretary of State. Among other events of these turbulent years that he recounts are his trip to Hanoi after the Vietnam ...


White House Years
Henry Kissinger

Simon & Schuster, 2011

Kissinger’s invaluable and lasting contribution to the history of this crucial time. One of the most important books to come out of the Nixon Administration, White House Years covers Henry Kissinger’s first four years (1969–1973) as Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. Among the momentous events recounted in this first volume of Kissinger’s timeless memoirs are his secret negotiations with the North Vietnamese in ...


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 ...


The Blood Telegram
Gary J. Bass

Vintage, 2014

Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction Winner of the Lionel Gelber Prize for Best Foreign Affairs Book One of the Best Books of the Year at * The Economist * Financial Times * The New Republic * The Washington Post * Kirkus Reviews * A  New York Times  Notable Book  This magnificent history provides the first full account of Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger’s secret support for Pakistan in 1971 as it committed ...


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 ...


Kissinger: A Biography
Walter Isaacson

Simon & Schuster, 2005

By the time Henry Kissinger was made secretary of state in 1973, he had become, according to the Gallup Poll, the most admired person in America and one of the most unlikely celebrities ever to capture the world's imagination. Yet Kissinger was also reviled by large segments of the American public, ranging from liberal intellectuals to conservative activists. Kissinger explores the relationship between this complex man's personality and the ...


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 ...


Nuclear Weapons & Foreign Policy
Kissinger A Henry

W. W. Norton and Company, Inc., 1969

"Tolstoy said that modern history is like 'a deaf man answering questions which no man has asked him.' Dr. Kissinger is a man with a keen ear, who answers the questions everybody is asking: how can a nation defend its interests in the atomic age without destroying itself and civilization in the process? Is there a way out of this dilemma between universal destruction and surrender? Dr. Kissinger gives an answer to these questions that is both ...


Diplomatic Theory From Machiavelli To Kissinger (Studies in Diplomacy)

Palgrave Macmillan, 2001

This book offers an introductory guide to four centuries of diplomatic thought. It examines the thought of some of the most important thinkers--Machiavelli, Guicciardini, Grotius, Richelieu, Wiequefort, Callieres, Satow, and Kissinger.


Nixon and Kissinger: Partners in Power
Robert Dallek

Harper Perennial, 2007

Working side by side in the White House, Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger were two of the most compelling, contradictory, and powerful figures in America in the second half of the twentieth century. While their personalities could hardly have seemed more different, both were largely self-made men, brimming with ambition, driven by their own inner demons, and often ruthless in pursuit of their goals. Tapping into a wealth of recently ...


The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made
Walter Isaacson, Evan Thomas

Simon & Schuster, 2013

A captivating blend of personal biography and public drama, The Wise Men introduces six close friends who shaped the role their country would play in the dangerous years following World War II. They were the original best and brightest, whose towering intellects, outsize personalities, and dramatic actions would bring order to the postwar chaos and leave a legacy that dominates American policy to this day: Averell Harriman, the freewheeling ...


Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy
Francis Fukuyama

Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014

The second volume of the bestselling landmark work on the history of the modern state Writing in The Wall Street Journal , David Gress called Francis Fukuyama’s Origins of Political Order “magisterial in its learning and admirably immodest in its ambition.” In The New York Times Book Review , Michael Lind described the book as “a major achievement by one of the leading public intellectuals of our time.” And in The Washington Post ...


Does America Need a Foreign Policy? : Toward a Diplomacy for the 21st Century
Henry Kissinger

Simon & Schuster, 2002

In this timely, thoughtful, and important book, at once far-seeing and brilliantly readable, America's most famous diplomatist explains why we urgently need a new and coherent foreign policy and what our foreign policy goals should be in this new millennium. In seven accessible chapters, Does America Need a Foreign Policy? provides a crystalline assessment of how the United States' ascendancy as the world's dominant presence in the twentieth ...


A World Restored: Metternich, Castlereagh and the Problems of Peace, 1812-1822
Henry A. Kissinger

Mariner Books, 1973

The Napoleonic Wars were followed by an almost unprecedented century of political stability. A World Restored analyses the alliances formed and treaties signed by the world's leaders during the years 1812 to 1822, focussing on the personalities of the two main negotiators: Viscount Castlereagh, the British foreign secretary, and Prince von Metter- nich, his Austrian counterpart. Henry Kissinger explains how the turbulent relationship between ...


White House Years
Henry A. Kissinger

Little, Brown and Company, 1979

Some creasing, scratches to DJ. Pages are clean and binding is tight. Solid Book.


A World Restored: Metternich, Castlereagh and the Problems of Peace, 1812-22 (Weidenfeld & Nicolson 50 years)

Odyssey Editions, 2013

Few periods illustrate so well the dilemma posed by the appearance of a revolutionary power; and the problems of organizing a legitimate order, as the decade after the Napoleonic Wars. Revolutionary France had refused to accept the legitimacy of the existing European balance of power, which had operated so intricately throughout the eighteenth century. Disputes no longer concerned the adjustment of differences within an accepted framework, but ...


Years of Renewal
Henry Kissinger

Simon & Schuster, 1999

The third & final volume of the memoirs of former Sec. of State Henry Kissinger. Begins with the resignation of Nixon -- including Kissinger's assessment of Nixon's tortured personality & the self-inflicted tragedy that ended his presidency & made Kissinger, for a time, the most powerful man in American government. Then takes the reader through the years of Ford's administration, in which Kissinger continued to play a decisive role. Details the ...


Henry Kissinger The Complete Memoirs E-book Boxed Set: White House Years, Years of Upheaval, Years of Renewal

Simon & Schuster, 2013

This e-book box set includes the complete memoirs of Henry Kissinger, detailing his life and work. White House Years: One of the most important books to come out of the Nixon Administration, White House Years covers Henry Kissinger’s first four years (1969–1973) as Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. Years of Upheaval: This second volume of Henry Kissinger’s monumental memoirs covers his years as President ...



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