White House Years : The First Volume of His Classic Memoirs

Description

This monumental work, covering Kissinger's first four years (1969-1973) as Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and President Nixon's closest advisor on foreign policy, is one of the most significant books to come out of the Nixon administration. Among the countless moments Kissinger recalls in White House Years are his first meeting with Nixon, his secret trip to China, the first SALT negotiations, the Jordan crisis of 1970, the India-Pakistan war of 1971, and the historic summit meetings in Moscow and Beijing in 1972. He offers insights into the Middle East conflicts, Anwar Sadat's break with the Soviet Union, the election of Salvador Allende in Chile, issues of defense strategy, and relations with Europe and Japan. Other highlights are his relationship with Nixon, brilliant portraits of major foreign leaders, and his views on handling crises and the art of diplomacy. Few men have wielded as much influence on American foreign policy as Henry Kissinger. White House Years, his own record, makes an invaluable and lasting contribution to the history of this crucial time.

Details

Author(s)
Henry Kissinger
Format
Paperback | 1552 pages
Dimensions
152 x 229 x 66.04mm | 1,723.65g
Publication date
12 May 2011
Publisher
Simon & Schuster Ltd
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
black & white halftones
ISBN10
0857207091
ISBN13
9780857207098
Bestsellers rank
278,594