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Years of Renewal

(Henry Kissinger's Memoirs #3)

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Perhaps the best-known American diplomatist of the twentieth century, Henry Kissinger is a major figure in world history, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, and arguably one of the most brilliant minds ever placed at the service of American foreign policy, as well as one of the shrewdest, best-informed, and most articulate men ever to occupy a position of power in Washington ...more
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Published March 22nd 2000 by Touchstone Books (first published September 28th 1998)
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Aaron Million
Jan 22, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The final (and, at 1,079 pages, the shortest) volume of Kissinger's memoirs as National Security Adviser and Secretary of State. This volume covers the Ford years, from Nixon's resignation in August 1974 to the transition after Jimmy Carter's election as President in 1976. Due in large to Nixon's growing weakness thanks to Watergate, and then Ford becoming the first non-elected President in history, Kissinger became a much more powerful Secretary of State than he would have otherwise.

One of the
Deniss Ojastu
Dec 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: history
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
Mohammed Asiri
Mar 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
نظرا لضخامة حجم الكتاب، ولقلة بضاعتي السياسية ، فإني لم أتحمس لقراءته كاملا ولكني أطلعت على الجزء الرابع المتعلق بالشرق الأوسط.

لست أدري، لكن المترجم يقول أن هذه المذكرات هي ملخص ما كتبه كسينجر في مذكراته السابقة والمطبوعة في جزأين. والذي يظهر لي أنها مكملة لها لا ملخصة لها، لأن حديثه في هذا الكتاب عن مرحلة الرئيس الامريكي فورد.

لست بحاجة كبيرة للتعريف بهذا العملاق السياسي في القرن العشرين، والذي اكتسب شهرة كبيرة لدى السياسيين نظرا لزايارته الكثيرة وآرائه السياسية المؤثرة العميقة المبنية على دراسة
Jim Gallen
Jan 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
“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
هالة جانم
Nov 24, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
كذب سياسي وامريكا هي هي لا تتغير تريد أن تصلح العالم عن طريق تدميره الوحيد الذي يستحق الشكر هو المترجم
ما #حبيت
Moujahed Dkmak
مذكرات فيها الكثير من الملاحظات الهامة، ولكن اسلوب روايتها يبعث على الملل الشديد، ولكن قمنا بإلغاء كافة التفاصيل الغير هامة، كالحديث عن شجاعة (إجرام) الصهاينة في حروبهم او حبهم لإسرائيل وتفانيهم في القتال فداء لها، او الحديث عن ركوب السيارات والطائرات وغيرها من التفاصيل التي يمكن إختصارها او حصرها، لوفرت علينا المثير من الصفحات ولربما بلغت المذكرات خمسمئة صفحة فقط.

هناك الكثير من المعلومات الفريدة والجميلة، خاصة عن حرب فيتنام والمفاوضات العربية الصهيونية، طريقة حديثه عن الصهاينة تدل على انحيازه ا
Feb 01, 2007 is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
This is currently my bathroom book. I've not read much of it yet, but I'm hoping it's as good as Diplomacy.
Marie Martin
King Hussein is portrayed very well.
Slow read.
If I ever finish this there will be fireworks going off over my house.
Dec 28, 2014 rated it liked it
Brilliant ....bastard
Sep 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"The task for the United States therefore is not only to reconcile its power and its morality but to temper its faith with wisdom". Oh how we need to to think that way as never before. Where is our wisdom.

I have spent the past 2 months reading the three memoirs of Henry Kissinger. I am so glad I did. There is a lot to disagree and debate about, but one must ask themselves how wise are we today. Today foreign policy is just another division of our country instead of an adventure to shape futures
Nov 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: history
I have to admit, the bastard can write. It's frankly a gift that we have such a clear-sighted and readable account of what went on in the mind of one of the most consequential (for good and for very bad) statesmen of the 20th century. While it didn't make me come out on Kissinger's side, it did bring home that he was very often the voice of reason in a truly scary White House. That the roots of Reagan/Bush-style neoconservatism were already present in the Nixon and Ford administrations is very c ...more
Brendan Coke
Mar 09, 2020 rated it liked it
A Real Master Of The (Technical) Written Word. Nevertheless Memoirs Often Selective And At Times (Terribly) Obtuse.
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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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