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Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century

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Binding Hardcover
Language English
Number Of Pages 608
Author George Packer
Publisher Knopf
Isbn-10 0307958027
Isbn-13 9780307958020
Dimension 16.76*4.8*24.13

Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century

George Packer's Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century

"Portrays Holbrooke in all of his endearing and exasperating self-willed glory...Both a sweeping diplomatic History and a Shakespearean tragicomedy... If you could read one book to comprehend American's foreign policy and its quixotic forays into quicksands over the past 50 years, this would be it."--Walter Isaacson, The New York Times Book Review"By the end of the second page, maybe the third, you will be hooked...There never was a diplomat-activist quite like [Holbrooke], and there seldom has been a book quite like this -- sweeping and sentimental, beguiling and brutal, catty and critical, much like the man himself."--David M. Shribman, The Boston GlobeRichard Holbrooke was brilliant, utterly self-absorbed, and possessed of almost inhuman energy and appetites. Admired and detested, he was the force behind the Dayton Accords that ended the Balkan wars, America's greatest diplomatic achievement in the post-Cold War era. His power lay in an utter belief in himself and his idea of a muscular, generous foreign policy. From his days as a young adviser in Vietnam to his last efforts to end the war in Afghanistan, Holbrooke embodied the postwar American impulse to take the lead on the global stage. But his sharp elbows and tireless self-promotion ensured that he never rose to the highest Levels in Government that he so desperately coveted. His story is thus the story of America during its era of supremacy: its strength, drive, and sense of possibility, as well as its penchant for overreach and heedless self-confidence. In Our Man, drawn from Holbrooke's Diaries and papers, we are given a nonfiction narrative that is both intimate and epic in its revelatory portrait of this extraordinary and deeply flawed man and the elite spheres of society and Government he inhabited.
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This book has been written by George Packer, who has written books like Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century,The Unwinding,Photographs of Arthur Rothstein: The Library of Congress (Fields of Vision),The Assassins' Gate: America in Iraq,The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America. The books are written in Biographies & Autobiographies,Economics,Photography,International Relations & Globalization,Political Ideologies category. This book is read by people who are interested in reading books in category : Biographies & Autobiographies. So, if you want to explore books similar to This book, you must read and buy this book.

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