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Great Negotiations: Agreements that Changed the Modern World

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"In a time when negotiations, both great and small, continue to shape our world, this book provides an excellent opportunity to learn from the past and understand the present.”Kofi Annan, Nobel Peace Prize Winner and former Secretary General of the United States

“A thought-provoking, informative book, highly recommended for all readers interested in international affairs.”
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Hardcover, 304 pages
Published April 15th 2010 by Westholme Publishing (first published March 4th 2010)
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Jo  (Mixed Book Bag)
May 03, 2012 Jo (Mixed Book Bag) rated it it was amazing
There are eight chapters in the book. Each chapter is a different negotiation starting with Franklin at the French Court in 1718 and ending with The Reykjavik Summit in 1986. Each chapter stands along and is very well researched. I was familiar with all but one chapter. That one is The Portsmouth Treaty, 1905. This is a treaty Teddy Roosevelt negotiated between Russia and Japan. This is the first chapter I read.

Here is how Chapter 4 begins.

The Portsmouth Treaty, 1905.

"With the balance of power
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May 11, 2012 Beth rated it really liked it
I preface my comments with an explanation of my four-star rating. Ordinarily, the only books I give four- and five-star ratings are those that absorb me, that are unputdownable. GREAT NEGOTIATIONS by Fredrick Stanton is not that. Rather, I give it four stars for what it is, not an absorbing story but important stories that make up a history book.

These eight stories span the time of colonial America to the Cold War, and each shows how words, negotiations, changed the world. It is not a book I wo
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A great book that goes into good detail about several negotiations. Stanton goes through the individuals who were involved and the importance of their actions.

This book has great insights on how the diplomatic process is conducted.

Furthermore, it is easy to read and quite enjoyable as well.
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Author of Great Negotiations: Agreements that Changed the Modern World, Fredrik Stanton is a John C. Whitehead Fellow of the Foreign Policy Association. He has appeared on C-Spans Washington Journal and Voice of America, and his writing has been published in the Washington Post.com, Forbes.com, Politico, the Boston Herald and the United Nations Associations A Global Agenda.

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