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The Resource Kissinger : 1973, the crucial year, Alistair Horne

Kissinger : 1973, the crucial year, Alistair Horne

Label
Kissinger : 1973, the crucial year
Title
Kissinger
Title remainder
1973, the crucial year
Statement of responsibility
Alistair Horne
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
1973 should have been Kissinger's year of triumph--a time to bask in his hard-won achievements and build on his successes. Kissinger's strategy of opening the door to China and dâetente with the Soviet Union had been judged an overwhelming success. Afterfurthering his policy of realpolitik through backchannel diplomacy during Nixon's first term, Kissinger was finally awarded the plum position of Secretary of State. But then major events shattered whatever peace and calm America had attained: defeat in Vietnam; then Watergate, culminating in Nixon's resignation; war in the Middle East; and finally an economic collapse caused by the Arab oil embargo. Rather than progressing on all fronts, as he had expected, Kissinger would confront some of the most critical policy challenges of his career. Based on full access to the subject and his papers, this is an intimate portrait of a man, a country, and a presidency at a critical point.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
303062
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1925-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Horne, Alistair
Dewey number
  • 973.924/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E840.8.K58
LC item number
H67 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kissinger, Henry
  • United States
  • Statesmen
  • Cabinet officers
Target audience
adult
Label
Kissinger : 1973, the crucial year, Alistair Horne
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
A very odd couple -- The black hole: Vietnam -- The opening to China -- A feather-brained crime -- The year of Europe -- Storm clouds over the Middle East -- Coming to grips with the Polar Bear -- A long hot summer -- To Secretary of State -- A dagger pointing at the heart of Antarctica -- The war of atonement -- The crisis: DEFCON 3 -- To Sadat -- On to China -- To Geneva and Shuttle -- The awful grace of God -- Aftermath
Control code
ocn209693043
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 457 p., [8] leaves of plates
Isbn
9780743272834
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2008052286
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)209693043
Label
Kissinger : 1973, the crucial year, Alistair Horne
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
A very odd couple -- The black hole: Vietnam -- The opening to China -- A feather-brained crime -- The year of Europe -- Storm clouds over the Middle East -- Coming to grips with the Polar Bear -- A long hot summer -- To Secretary of State -- A dagger pointing at the heart of Antarctica -- The war of atonement -- The crisis: DEFCON 3 -- To Sadat -- On to China -- To Geneva and Shuttle -- The awful grace of God -- Aftermath
Control code
ocn209693043
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 457 p., [8] leaves of plates
Isbn
9780743272834
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2008052286
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)209693043

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