Crisis The Anatomy of Two Major Foreign Policy Crises

ISBN-10: 0743249119

ISBN-13: 9780743249119

Edition: 2004

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By drawing upon hitherto unpublished transcripts of his telephone conversations during the Yom Kippur War (1973) and the last days of the Vietnam War (1975), Henry Kissinger reveals what goes on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 unique in that they moved so fast that much of the work on them had to be handled by telephone. The longer of the two sections deals in detail with the Yom Kippur War and is full of revelations, as well as great relevancy, in Kissinger's conversations with Golda Meir, the Israeli Prime Minister; Simcha Dinitz, the Israeli Ambassador to the U.S.; Mohamed el-Zayyat; the Egyptian Foreign Minister; Anatoly Dobrynin, the Soviet Ambassador to the U.S.; Kurt Waldheim, the Secretary General of the U.N.; and a host of others. The section on the end of the Vietnam War is a tragic drama, as Kissinger tries to help his president and a divided nation through the final moments of a lost war. This is a book that presents perhaps the best record of the inner workings of diplomacy at the superheated pace and tension of real crisis. Book jacket.
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Book details

List price: $32.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 8/2/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger is the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the Medal of Liberty. He is the bestselling author of numerous books, including Years of Renewal and Diplomacy. Dr. Kissinger is currently the chair of Kissinger Associates, Inc., an international consulting firm. Born in Germany and a U.S. citizen since 1943, he lives in New York.

Introduction
The Middle East War of 1973
Setting a Strategy
U.N. Minuet
October 7, 1973
October 8, 1973
October 9, 1973: A New Situation: The Israeli Crisis, the Airlift, and Cease-fire Diplomacy
October 10, 1973
October 11, 1973
October 12, 1973
October 13, 1973
October 14, 1973
October 15-16, 1973
October 17, 1973
October 18, 1973
October 19, 1973
October 20-22, 1973
October 23-27, 1973: The U.S. Alert and the End of the Crisis
The Last Month of Indochina
The Beginning of the End
Sihanouk Interlude
Implementation of Evacuation
Acknowledgments
Index
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