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Nixon and Kissinger Robert Dallek

Nixon and Kissinger

Robert Dallek

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ISBN : 9781616830625
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752 pages
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With his JFK biography, An Unfinished Life, Dallek cemented a reputation as a great historian. Now he offers a portrait of a pair of leaders who dominated the world stage, changing the course of history.Decades after working side-by-side in theMoreWith his JFK biography, An Unfinished Life, Dallek cemented a reputation as a great historian. Now he offers a portrait of a pair of leaders who dominated the world stage, changing the course of history.Decades after working side-by-side in the White House, Richard Nixon & Henry Kissinger remain two of the most contradictory & powerful men in America in the 20th century. While their personalities could hardly have been more different, they were magnetically drawn together. Both were ambitious, self-made men, driven by their own inner demons, often ruthless in pursuit of their goals. At the height of power, their rivalry & collaboration led to policies defining the Nixon presidency.Utilizing declassified archives, Dallek uncovers details about their personal relationship & how they struggled to outdo each other in foreign affairs. He also analyzes their dealings with power brokers at home & abroad--including Vietnam, the China opening, detente with the USSR, the Yom Kippur War, Allendes overthrow & war between India & Pakistan--while recognizing how both men plotted to distract the public from scandal. He details Nixons erratic behavior during Watergate & how Kissinger helped use national security to prevent impeachment.1 Brethren of a kindNixonKissinger19682 The limits of powerThe Nixon-Kissinger White HouseHope & illusionThe politics of foreign policyTroubles galoreCrisis managersWinter of discontent3 The best of timesThe road to détenteDétente in Asia: gains & lossesThe warriors as peacemakersTainted victories4 The worst of timesNew miseriesIn the shadow of WatergateThe Nixon-Kissinger presidencyThe end of a presidency