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The Resource Kissinger, Volume I, 1923-1968 : the idealist, Niall Ferguson

Kissinger, Volume I, 1923-1968 : the idealist, Niall Ferguson

Label
Kissinger, Volume I, 1923-1968 : the idealist
Title
Kissinger
Title number
Volume I
Title part
1923-1968 : the idealist
Statement of responsibility
Niall Ferguson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A definitive portrait of the American statesman, based on unprecedented access to his private papers, challenges common misconceptions to trace Kissinger's beliefs to philosophical idealism
  • No American statesman has been as revered or as reviled as Henry Kissinger. Once hailed as "Super K"--the "indispensable man" whose advice has been sought by every president from Kennedy to Obama--he has also been hounded by conspiracy theorists for evidence of Machiavellian malfeasance. Yet as Niall Ferguson shows in this magisterial two-volume biography, drawing not only on Kissinger's hitherto closed private papers but also on documents from more than a hundred archives around the world, the idea of Kissinger as the ruthless arch-realist is based on a profound misunderstanding. The first half of Kissinger's life is usually skimmed over as a quintessential tale of American ascent: the Jewish refugee from Hitler's Germany who made it to the White House. But in this first of two volumes, Ferguson shows that what Kissinger achieved before his appointment as Richard Nixon's national security adviser was astonishing in its own right. This is the story of one of the most important strategic thinkers America has ever produced. It is also a political Bildungsroman, explaining how "Dr. Strangelove" ended up as consigliere to a politician he had always abhorred. The essential account of an extraordinary life, it recasts the Cold War world.--Adapted from book jacket
Summary
A definitive portrait of the American statesman, based on unprecedented access to his private papers, challenges common misconceptions to trace Kissinger's beliefs to philosophical idealism
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10443360
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Ferguson, Niall
Dewey number
973.924/092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Kissinger, Henry
  • Statesmen
  • United States
  • Kissinger, Henry
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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the idealist, 1923-1968
Label
Kissinger, Volume I, 1923-1968 : the idealist, Niall Ferguson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 925-945) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Book I. Heimat ; Escape ; Fürth on the Hudson ; An unexpected private ; The living and the dead ; In the ruins of the Reich -- Book II. The idealist ; Psychological warfare ; Doctor Kissinger ; Strangelove? ; Boswash -- Book III. The intellectual and the policy maker ; Flexible responses ; Facts of life ; Crisis -- Book IV. The road to Vietnam ; The unquiet American ; Dirt against the wind -- Book V. The anti-Bismarck ; Waiting for Hanoi ; 1968 ; The unlikely combination -- Epilogue: A Bildungsroman
Control code
ocn900623979
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xix, 986 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781594206535
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)900623979
Label
Kissinger, Volume I, 1923-1968 : the idealist, Niall Ferguson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 925-945) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Book I. Heimat ; Escape ; Fürth on the Hudson ; An unexpected private ; The living and the dead ; In the ruins of the Reich -- Book II. The idealist ; Psychological warfare ; Doctor Kissinger ; Strangelove? ; Boswash -- Book III. The intellectual and the policy maker ; Flexible responses ; Facts of life ; Crisis -- Book IV. The road to Vietnam ; The unquiet American ; Dirt against the wind -- Book V. The anti-Bismarck ; Waiting for Hanoi ; 1968 ; The unlikely combination -- Epilogue: A Bildungsroman
Control code
ocn900623979
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xix, 986 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781594206535
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)900623979

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