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The Resource Henry Kissinger and American power : a political biography, Thomas A. Schwartz

Henry Kissinger and American power : a political biography, Thomas A. Schwartz

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Henry Kissinger and American power : a political biography
Title
Henry Kissinger and American power
Title remainder
a political biography
Statement of responsibility
Thomas A. Schwartz
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A biography of American Secretary of State Henry Kissinger."--
  • Kissinger was hailed for his peacemaking in the Middle East, pursuit of détente with the Soviet Union, negotiation of an end to the Vietnam War, and secret plan to open the United States to China. He was assailed from the left and from the right for his indifference to human rights, complicity in the pointless sacrifice of American and Vietnamese lives, and reliance on deception and intrigue. Schwartz takes a measured view of his subject: he recognizes that Kissinger thought seriously and with great insight about the foreign policy issues of his time, while also recognizing his penchant for backbiting, and his reliance on ingratiating and fawning praise of the president as a source of power. He provides an essential guide to a man whose legacy is as complex as the last sixty years of US history itself. -- adapted from jacket
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Biography type
individual biography
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DLC
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1954-
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Schwartz, Thomas Alan
Dewey number
  • 327.730092
  • B
Illustrations
plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kissinger, Henry
  • Statesmen
  • Cabinet officers
  • United States
  • United States
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Political
  • Kissinger, Henry
  • Cabinet officers
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Statesmen
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Henry Kissinger and American power : a political biography, Thomas A. Schwartz
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: Henry Kissinger and American Power -- The Making of Henry Kissinger, 1923-1968 -- "You Can't Lose Them All": Kissinger as National Security Adviser, 1969-1970 -- "Nixon's Secret Agent": Kissinger as the New Face of American Foreign Policy, 1971 -- "Peace Is Really at Hand": Kissinger, the "Trifecta," and the 1972 Presidential Election -- "Henry Kissinger Did It": Kissinger as President for Foreign Policy, 1973 -- "No Longer Indispensable": Kissinger, Gerald Ford, and the Politics of American Foreign Policy, 1974-1976 -- "We Do Not Want Henry Kissinger on the Cover of Time Magazine": Citizen Kissinger and American Foreign Policy Since 1977 -- Epilogue: Henry Kissinger-Celebrity Diplomat, Cold War Icon
Control code
on1145107701
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
548 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780809095377
Lccn
2020012452
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1145107701
Label
Henry Kissinger and American power : a political biography, Thomas A. Schwartz
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: Henry Kissinger and American Power -- The Making of Henry Kissinger, 1923-1968 -- "You Can't Lose Them All": Kissinger as National Security Adviser, 1969-1970 -- "Nixon's Secret Agent": Kissinger as the New Face of American Foreign Policy, 1971 -- "Peace Is Really at Hand": Kissinger, the "Trifecta," and the 1972 Presidential Election -- "Henry Kissinger Did It": Kissinger as President for Foreign Policy, 1973 -- "No Longer Indispensable": Kissinger, Gerald Ford, and the Politics of American Foreign Policy, 1974-1976 -- "We Do Not Want Henry Kissinger on the Cover of Time Magazine": Citizen Kissinger and American Foreign Policy Since 1977 -- Epilogue: Henry Kissinger-Celebrity Diplomat, Cold War Icon
Control code
on1145107701
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
548 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780809095377
Lccn
2020012452
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1145107701

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