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By drawing upon hitherto unpublished transcripts of his telephone conversations during the Yom Kippur War (1973) and the last days of the Vietnam War (1975), Henry Kissinger reveals what goes on behind the scenes at the highest levels in a diplomatic crisis.
The two major foreign policy crises in this book, one successfully negotiated, one that ended tragically, were uniq
Paperback, 576 pages
Published August 2nd 2004 by Simon Schuster (first published 2003)
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Hai Quan
Jul 31, 2020 rated it did not like it
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Kissinger was working as National Security Adviser and then Secretary Of State under the administrations of Nixon and Ford.
This book described what he has done during the two major crises at the Midle East and Vietnam.
My perspective is that of a citizen of a third world country , therefore naturally will always different from Kissinger 's.
In one side, Kissinger is a Jew , who are working for a group of people that in my opinion are reactionary to peace and justice loving people of the whole worl
Aug 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Would give 3.5 stars if I could.

This book was a real eye-opener for me, as far as how international diplomacy works behind the scenes. I guess whatever happens publicly at the UN has already been decided behind the scenes. Or maybe since it's no longer just kind of USA vs. USSR, things are different now?

Also, I learned how international relations really are determined by each country's own coldly calculated interests and nothing else. From now on, whenever I hear some American politician talking
I've moved this to the read shelf though I skipped around and read only portions of the last third or so of the book.

Planning on returning to this one later this fall and rereading most if not all of what I have read so far again because of the transcript nature of portions of the book.

Mustafa Şen
Aug 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
It is an important in terms of to get USA's Middle East politics that involves Israel.
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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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