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Kissinger 1923-1968: The Idealist



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Author: Ferguson, Niall
ISBN: 9780141022000
Publisher: Penguin UK
Year First Published: 2016
Pages: 1008
Dimensions: 195mm x 127mm x 48mm
Format: Paperback / softback

No American statesman has been as revered and as reviled as Henry Kissinger. Hailed by some as the “indispensable man”, whose advice has been sought by every president from John F. Kennedy to George W. Bush, Kissinger has also attracted immense hostility from critics who have cast him as an amoral Machiavellian – the ultimate cold-blooded “realist”.In this remarkable book, the first of two volumes, Niall Ferguson has created an extraordinary panorama of Kissinger’s world, and a paradigm-shifting reappraisal of the man. Drawing not only on Kissinger’s hitherto closed private papers but also on documents from more than a hundred archives around the world, this biography is Niall Ferguson’s masterpiece. Like his classic two-volume history of the House of Rothschild, Kissinger sheds dazzling new light on an entire era.