|Statement||by F. R. LeDrew.|
|LC Classifications||PZ4.L474 Ki3, PS3562.E315 Ki3|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||319 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||319|
|LC Control Number||74081718|
As a former top negotiator on the world stage, Kissinger's book is exceptionally authoritative and takes a high-level view of power politics and events on the world stage. Half the book is historical, WWI or earlier, and a key event is the Wesphalian congress of where European leaders met to attempt to prevent reoccurrence of events like the devastating 30 years war of /5(1K). This book, the first full biography of Kissinger, explores the relationship between his complex personality - brilliant, conspiratorial, furtive, prone to power struggles, charming yet at times 4/5(4). Kissinger has spent his career thinking about world order and in this book he looks both forward and back, eliminating much of the static in the view we have of historical events. The result is a clear outline of national interests, power, and its balance through recent history, centered especially on the U.S. perspective, its intents and its perceived responsibilities/5. Henry Kissinger's book Diplomacy, published in , has perhaps been the most widely read international affairs book over the past two decades, influencing both policy makers and scholars around the world. Rightly so, for his analysis is intellectually rigorous and factual flaws are rare, even though the book's title is misleading as Kissinger, in a classic Western-centric fashion, only writes .
Kissinger is a born teacher and carries the reader willingly along on his bumpy ride through four centuries of complex war- and peace-making. He has an eye for color, incident, and character; he summarizes well; and he keeps a neat balance between narrative and reflective analysis. Assawer Toheed ‘Diplomacy’ is one of the most influential works of Henry Kissinger, the famed policy advisor and historian who served as American Secretary of State from to The Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs generates and applies rigorous historical thinking to the most vexing global challenges and acts as a bridge between the world of ideas and the world of action, bringing together leading thinkers and policymakers. Book Club. The Secret to Henry Kissinger’s Success. Many think the retired diplomat’s closeness to one man—Richard Nixon—was the source of his power.
But Ferguson does a superb job in one book of explaining why Kissinger is a complex figure with as much of an idealist and philosophical grounding as a realist one. Kissinger's birth and early years shaped him, along with his studies of political philosophy, Reviews: The book is divided into three parts. The first is a biographical snapshot covering the period before President Richard Nixon’s fateful decision to appoint Kissinger as his national security. Kissinger explores the relationship between this complex man's personality and the foreign policy he pursued. Drawing on extensive interviews with Kissinger as well as other sources, including U.S. presidents and his business clients, this first full-length biography makes use of many of Kissinger's private papers and classified memos to tell his uniquely American story. Rounded and textured, and rich with new insights into key dilemmas of American power, Henry Kissinger and American Power stands as an essential guide to a man whose legacy is as complex as the last sixty years of US history itself.