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The Man on Whom Nothing Was Lost: The Grand Strategy of Charles Hill

3.39  ·  Rating Details ·  23 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
A brilliant new voice— lively and contrarian—turns biography on its head in this remarkable story of a diplomat and his disciple.

As a college freshman, Molly Worthen wrote the words “Charles Hill Is God” on the inside cover of her history and politics notebook. Hill was her professor, a former diplomat and behind-the-scenes operator who shaped American foreign policy in hi
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published February 15th 2006 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Nov 26, 2014 Greg rated it liked it
Impressive for a work which began during the author's undergraduate education. I appreciated that Ms. Worthen (now Professor Worthen, a historian of American religion at UNC-Chapel Hill) lets the reader know that, at the time, she feared not being up to the task of writing the biography of a complex person. At times, her voice does indeed sound quite young. That being said, she does a much better job than I could have at a comparable age. I also appreciated that she was very upfront that she had ...more
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Jul 11, 2014 John Grange rated it really liked it
I'm admittedly an admirer of Charles Hill and, as such, I was surprised to see a biography was written about such an obscure yet fascinating man. I can't imagine a perspective being as interesting as Molly's. I found myself intruiged by her life and perspective as much as Mr Hill. I truly enjoyed this work and I highly recommend to anyone who's read CH.
Jul 07, 2009 Jordan rated it it was amazing
Written by a good friend of mine-- I'm not sure I would have ever taken an interest in Charles Hill without knowing Molly and I'm so glad I did! Very appealing, even to pedestrian history folk like myself
Apr 11, 2007 alejandra rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: geeks and studiers, idea enthusiasts
Shelves: ehh
This book was not my cuppa.
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