Diplomacy

Henry A. Kissinger

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Beschreibung

'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

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

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Verkaufsrang 7683
Einband Taschenbuch
Erscheinungsdatum 21.02.1996
Verlag Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Seitenzahl 912
Maße (L/B/H) 23,4/15,6/5,8 cm
Gewicht 1105 g
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-671-51099-2

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  • 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