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Witness to History, 1929-1969

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Hardcover, 562 pages
Published January 1st 1973 by W. W. Norton & Company
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Leah G
I love this book so much. Charles Bohlen lived a fascinating life and knows how to tell a good story. "Chip" was there for it all and knew what was going on, while staying humble and willing to admit making his mistakes, as well as acknowledging his own role in affairs. He'll also call other people on their mistakes, while emphasizing that he still values them as friends and that the disagreements stay on policy and not personal. Don't you wish we had more statesmen like him? I compared it to ...more
Grindy Stone
Dec 28, 2014 Grindy Stone rated it liked it
Maybe a quarter of this book is Bohlen as "witness to history." The rest of it is a reflection on world events that occurred during his time as ambassador. Still, a better read than memoirs of other second-tier Cold Warriors.
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