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Henry Kissinger

Full Name: Henry Kissinger
Gender: Male
Hometown: Fürth, Bavaria
Born: 1923-05-27
Number of Works: 27
Henry Alfred Kissinger (born Heinz Alfred Kissinger) is a German-born American bureaucrat, diplomat, and 1973 Nobel Peace Prize laureate. He served as National Security Advisor and later concurrently as Secretary of State in the Richard Nixon administration. Kissinger emerged unscathed from the Watergate scandal, and maintained his powerful position when Gerald Ford became President.

A proponent of Realpolitik, Kissinger played a dominant role in United States foreign policy between 1969 and 1977. During this period, he pioneered the policy of détente.

During his time in the Nixon and Ford administrations he cut a flamboyant figure, appearing at social occasions with many celebrities. His foreign policy record made him a nemesis to the anti-war left and the anti-communist right alike.


ISBN: 0671510991, 9780671510992
Keywords: diplomacy
Pages: 912
Published: 1994
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 1594202710, 9781594202711
Keywords: china
Pages: 608
Published: 2011
  • Rating: 80%

In this sweeping and insightful history, Henry Kissinger turns for the first time at book-length to a country he has known intimately for decades, and whose modern relations with the West he helped shape. Drawing on historical records as well as his conversations with Chinese leaders over the past forty years, Kissinger examines how China has approached diplomacy, strategy, and negotiation throughout its history, and reflects on the consequences for the global balance of power in the 21st century. Since no other country can claim a more powerful link to its ancient past and classical principl
ISBN: 0684855682, 9780684855684
Keywords: diplomacy, century, policy, foreign, need, america
Pages: 352
Published: 2001
  • Rating: 60%

Dr. Kissinger weighs in on foreign affairs, stating that the U.S. needs to establish a coherent policy structure and outlining what he feels it should comprise. Kissinger recommends a policy that balances America's status as the world's lone superpower with the need for a new world order in the new century. Among the topics touched on by the noted foreign policy expert: European strategic doctrine, America's geopolitical objectives in Asia, profound transition in the Middle East, the politics of globalization, and interventionism.
ISBN: 0718118685, 9780718118686
Keywords: years, house
Pages: 1521
Published: 1979
  • Rating: 80%

In this first volume of his memoirs, Dr Kissinger covers his first four years (1969-1973) as Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs - and President Nixon's closest adviser on foreign policy. It is undoubtedly the most significant book to come out of the Nixon Administration. Among the countless great and critical moments Dr Kissinger recalls are his first meeting with Nixon, his secret trip to China, the first SALT negotiation, the Jordan crisis of 1970, the India-Pakistan war of 1971, and the historic summit meetings in Peking and Moscow. He covers the major controversies ov
ISBN: 0684855720, 9780684855721
Keywords: renewal, years
Pages: 1152
Published: 1982
  • Rating: 80%

Perhaps the best-known American diplomatist of this century, Henry Kissinger is a major figure in world history, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, and arguably one of the most brilliant minds ever placed at the service of American foreign policy, as well as one of the shrewdest, best-informed, and most articulate figures ever to occupy a position of power in Washington. The third and final volume of his memoirs completes a major work of contemporary history. It is at once an historical document and a narrative of almost Shakespearean intensity, full of startling insights, unusual (and often uns
ISBN: 1842120875, 9781842120873
Keywords: restored, world
Pages: 356
Published: 1973
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 0517639114, 9780517639115
Keywords: upheaval, years
Pages: Unknown
Published: 1987
  • Rating: 80%

In Years of Upheaval Henry Kissinger recalls the turbulent years of the second Administration of Richard Nixon, which began on 20 January 1973. Two momentous events and their consequences dominate this account: the Watergate scandal, and the 1973 October war in the Middle East. The books opens at the Western White House on a summer afternoon in August of that year, when Dr Kissinger is told by the President during a poolside conversation that he is to become Secretary of State. The memories that follow are a rich compendium of his experiences in the months before and after appointment: an eeri