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Years of Renewal

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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 For ...more
Paperback, 1151 pages
Published December 1st 1999 by Simon & Schuster, Inc. (first published September 28th 1998)
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Deniss Rutseikov Ojastu
A lengthy memoir book by Henry Kissinger, a well-known and, to many, controversial Secretary of State of the USA. It mostly covers his tenure in the last days of Nixon's presidency and focuses on work with the president Gerald Ford in the 1970s.

Kissinger's style struck me as highly articulate and intelligent. His knowledge and understanding of history as well as interconnections between various events are very revealing. Above all, I enjoyed reading about Kissinger's clear goals and strategy in
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Jim Gallen
“Years of Renewal” is the conclusion of Henry Kissinger’s memoirs, this volume dealing primarily with the Ford years. The chapters are organized by topics: the transition, the Nixon legacy, the Ford Team, East-West relations, the Middle East, Indochina, Europe, Latin America, Communists, Southern Africa and, at the end, another transition.

The author makes the point that he assumed duties beyond those of a routine Secretary of State because of Nixon’s increasing pre-occupation with political prob
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Marie Martin
King Hussein is portrayed very well.
Slow read.
If I ever finish this there will be fireworks going off over my house.
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This is currently my bathroom book. I've not read much of it yet, but I'm hoping it's as good as Diplomacy.
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Henry Alfred Kissinger (born Heinz Alfred Kissinger) is a German-born American bureaucrat, diplomat, and 1973 Nobel Peace Prize laureate. He served as National Security Advisor and later concurrently as Secretary of State in the Richard Nixon administration. Kissinger emerged unscathed from the Watergate scandal, and maintained his powerful position when Gerald Ford became President.

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