Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century
ISBN: 0307958027
EAN13: 9780307958020
Language: English
Publication Date: May 7, 2019
Pages: 480
Dimensions: 1.19" H x 9.25" L x 6.25" W
Weight: 1.71 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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*Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Biography*
*Winner of the Los Angeles Times Prize for Biography*
*Winner of the 2019 Hitchens Prize*

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 Globe

Richard 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, Read More chevron_right

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