Search Results: "Henry Kissinger"


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KISSINGER by Walter Isaacson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 16, 1992

"An evenhanded, warts-and-all portrait of a larger-than-life individual who has left his mark behind."
A critical but resolutely objective and utterly fascinating biography of the guileful, egocentric geopolitical scientist who became America's most celebrated secretary of state. Read full book review >

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KISSINGER by Niall Ferguson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"A massive, occasionally bloated (will the next volume also run over 1,000 pages?) study of the formation of the young Kissinger, before the idealist became a realist with his selection by President Richard Nixon as national security adviser in 1968."
Exhaustive account of the first half of Kissinger's life as a "tale of an education through experience." Read full book review >

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KISSINGER by Alistair Horne
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2009

"Occasionally distracting footnotes aside, an admiring treatment of Kissinger and an intriguing examination of the fraught Nixon/Kissinger relationship."
Inquisitive look at a year in the life of Henry Kissinger, who said, "I was the glue that held it together in 1973—and I'm not being boastful." Read full book review >

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DIPLOMACY by Henry Kissinger
NON-FICTION
Released: April 18, 1994

"Profound and important."
The Nobel laureate and former national security advisor and secretary of state (Years of Upheaval, 1982, etc.) presents an engrossing and monumental (in every sense) historical survey of diplomacy from the 17th century to the present. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 30, 1980

"But it will do, as the title suggests, for the record."
As if he knew something we didn't, former Secretary of State Kissinger has chosen to come out with a collection of "statements"—interviews and speeches—from his recent years out of office. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1985

"But until the next issue of Foreign Affairs arrives, this collection will substitute quite well."
A collection of diplomatic opinions from this latter-day Metternich, culled from lectures, essays, and interviews during the period 1982-1984. Read full book review >

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WHITE HOUSE YEARS by Henry Kissinger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 23, 1979

"For those not snowed by the erudition and charm, then, this is a fundamentally important book."
The long-awaited first installment of Henry's History has finally arrived and, advertising hype aside, it is an event. Read full book review >

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YEARS OF RENEWAL by Henry Kissinger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1999

"A brilliant, masterly, even seminal book."
With this volume Kissinger concludes what may be the greatest memoir ever written by an American statesman (White House Years, 1979; Years of Upheaval, 1982). Read full book review >

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YEARS OF UPHEAVAL by Henry Kissinger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 25, 1982

"Myth-making and self-justifying on a grand scale—but with fewer momentous happenings than in volume one."
Part two of the Kissinger memoirs begins with his appointment as Secretary of State, in September 1973, and ends with Nixon's resignation, in August 1974. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 26, 1965

"For the astute in international affairs this is a provocative study by Harvard's military analyst."
This is the first of the twelve volume AtLantic Policy Studies being sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 14, 2001

"Richly opinionated and controversial: a strong addition to the contemporary debate over America's direction in the new century."
The question is rhetorical: this is Henry ("Have foreign policy, will travel") Kissinger, after all. Here, he takes America to task for its lack of vision in foreign policy, and maps the playing field for diplomatic consideration. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1974

"The significance of these speeches for an understanding of Kissinger's tenure may change with time, but at the moment, just six months after his departure, they already form an illuminating counterpoint to his actions."
When the second edition of this book appeared in 1974 (it was first published in 1969), Henry Kissinger had only recently become Secretary of State. Read full book review >