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To End a War "Signed"

Holbrooke, Richard

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ISBN 10: 037550057X / ISBN 13: 9780375500572
Editorial: U.S.A.: Random House, 1998
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
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Random House, 1998. Book Condition: Fine. Hand Signed by the author on the front free end paper. 4th Printing, Summary: In Selecting To End a War as one of the 11 Best Books of the Year, The New York Times wrote: "Diplomacy is the grungiest job. But it must be satisfying because this enthralling book is also a heartfelt call to America to use its power when societies break down and to become a steady global force resisting human rights abuses everywhere. It is filled with anecdotes and sharp pictures of the wily Balkan leaders Holbrooke had to deal with, as well as with shrewd and seldom flattering analyses of the personalities and motivations of timid American and NATO military commanders. His recreation of battles over principle and tactics with Western generals and State Department and White House officials are dramatic and his description of a rudderless Administration during the early days of his efforts is astonishingly candid, and convincing. His combativeness may offend the pinstripe set, but it is wonderfully refreshing on the page. It is a very rare book on diplomacy that makes you feel you were in the midst of it, and excited to be there." --The New York Times Book Review MORE PRAISE FOR To End A War: "One of the most important and readable diplomatic memoirs of recent times. His account should restore some respect to the much maligned art of diplomacy." --The Washington Post "A compelling account of a life-and-death negotiation -- the personal dynamics, the theatrical gestures, the unexpected snags, the leaks. A classic exercise in lock-up, great power diplomacy. To End a War is a riveting book." --Time "Holbrooke is brilliant, forceful, determined, focused. In his intuitive feel for the realities of power diplomacy and his strategic vision, he is the heir to Henry Kissinger in American diplomacy." --The New York Post "Of all the many excellent books that have been written on Bosnia, To End A War may turn out to be the most important. Holbrooke has written a superb book, one that is clear and honest. Bosnia needed a Holbrooke; perhaps more importantly, so did Washington, if it was to redeem its besmirched honor." --Michael Elliott, Newsweek "Easily the best book of recent years on how to carry off a diplomatic negotiation. We can only hope that the White House, Congress and the public are listening, and that generations of Americans will read Holbrooke's book." --The Philadelphia Inquirer "A natural writer, Holbrooke uses poetic license to dramatize events into an absorbing read. We have him bluffing, shouting at, or cursing Balkan politicians, negotiating deals of great consequence on the fly, stitching things together as he goes along." --The Boston Globe "A roller-coaster ride, from the driver's seat. The going is rambunctious and fascinating." --Foreign Affairs "A bravura performance, fascinating, informative and powerfully argued." --The New Republic "Richard Holbrooke is the Quentin Tarantino of diplomacy. peppered with amusing anecdotes and shrewd insights." --The Economist "To End a War should be read by anyone who still believes that the relationship between the United States military and its political overseers is healthy." --Thomas E. Ricks, The Washington Monthly "The first detailed insider account of foreign policy battles in the Clinton Presidency. An unsettling, prophetic book." --Jim Hoagland, The Washington Post "Riveting and forthright. Holbrooke's memoir is both highly literate and informed, as well as notably readable. It is steeped in the tradition of diplomatic memoirs by eminent diplomat authors such as Henry Kissinger and Harold Nicolson." --Kirkus. N° de ref. de la librería 0000915

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Título: To End a War "Signed"

Editorial: U.S.A.: Random House

Año de publicación: 1998

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Edición: Illustrated Edition

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Book by Holbrooke Richard

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The former assistant secretary of state and architect of the Dayton peace accords recounts his efforts to bring the war in Bosnia to an end, tracing the perilous diplomatic negotiations that finally brought peace to the Balkans. 40,000 first printing. Tour.

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