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The Resource The politics of diplomacy : revolution, war, and peace, 1989-1992, James A. Baker, III with Thomas M. DeFrank

The politics of diplomacy : revolution, war, and peace, 1989-1992, James A. Baker, III with Thomas M. DeFrank

Label
The politics of diplomacy : revolution, war, and peace, 1989-1992
Title
The politics of diplomacy
Title remainder
revolution, war, and peace, 1989-1992
Statement of responsibility
James A. Baker, III with Thomas M. DeFrank
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
By any reckoning, James Baker's years as Secretary of State contained some of the most pivotal events of the second half of the twentieth century, and few men played as critical a role in so many of them as Baker himself. In this candid, revealing account, Baker uses his unique perspective to take us inside those events and the personalities involved in them: the collapse of Communism, the Berlin Wall, and the Soviet Union itself; the reunification of Germany; the end of conflict in Central America; the repression in Tiananmen Square; the invasion of Panama; the birth of freedom in South Africa; the remarkable negotiations behind the coalition-building of the Gulf War; and the even more remarkable talks that led Israelis and Arabs to sit down at the same table for the first time after decades of bloody conflict. In the process, Baker gives us unparalleled insights into the sometimes delicate, sometimes rough-and-tumble art - and politics - of diplomacy, and intimate portraits of the leaders whose styles he came to know so well, individuals such as Gorbachev, Yeltsin, Thatcher, Mitterrand, Kohl, Shamir, Mubarak, Assad, Kings Fahd and Hussein, Genscher, Li Peng, the staunchly humanistic Shevardnadze, and Baker's friend and mentor, President George Bush. In all, this is a stunning work, an invaluable addition to the leading chronicles of our time
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1930-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Baker, James Addison
Dewey number
327.73/009/048
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E881
LC item number
.B35 1995
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
DeFrank, Thomas M
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Baker, James Addison
  • Baker, James Addison
  • Statesmen
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Statesmen
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The politics of diplomacy : revolution, war, and peace, 1989-1992, James A. Baker, III with Thomas M. DeFrank
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The day the Cold War ended -- Three decades of friendship -- The world on eve of a revolution -- Rebuilding bipartisanship: lancing the central American boil -- The Soviet Union: Gorbachev, Shevardnadze, and the new thinking -- A Europe whole and free -- China: a great leap backward -- The Middle East: first encounters with the Quagmire -- The spirit of Jackson Hole -- The fall of the wall -- Panama: the day of the dictator is over -- The arithmetric of unification -- Africa: the end of apartheid -- Spring of Tumult: German unification, Lithuanian independence, and the Soviet upheaval -- Prelude to an invasion -- Building the coalition -- All necessary means -- Forging consensus at home
  • The last, best chance for peace -- The sheild becomes a sword -- Passing the brink -- Gorbachev's gambit -- A postwar vision for the Mideast -- Saddam stays in power -- Prelude to a Mideast conference: the dead cat on the doorstep -- From Berlin to the Balkans -- Breakthrough for peace -- The empire shaken -- Settlements, loan guarantees, and the politics of peace -- Into the dustbin -- with a whimper, not a bang -- Entering a new era -- Supporting freedom in the new independent states -- Humanitarian nightmare in Bosnia -- From the Cold War to democratic peace
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 687 pages, [40] pages of plates
Isbn
9780399140877
Lccn
95012465
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)32349299
  • (OCoLC)ocm32349299
  • 164904
Label
The politics of diplomacy : revolution, war, and peace, 1989-1992, James A. Baker, III with Thomas M. DeFrank
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The day the Cold War ended -- Three decades of friendship -- The world on eve of a revolution -- Rebuilding bipartisanship: lancing the central American boil -- The Soviet Union: Gorbachev, Shevardnadze, and the new thinking -- A Europe whole and free -- China: a great leap backward -- The Middle East: first encounters with the Quagmire -- The spirit of Jackson Hole -- The fall of the wall -- Panama: the day of the dictator is over -- The arithmetric of unification -- Africa: the end of apartheid -- Spring of Tumult: German unification, Lithuanian independence, and the Soviet upheaval -- Prelude to an invasion -- Building the coalition -- All necessary means -- Forging consensus at home
  • The last, best chance for peace -- The sheild becomes a sword -- Passing the brink -- Gorbachev's gambit -- A postwar vision for the Mideast -- Saddam stays in power -- Prelude to a Mideast conference: the dead cat on the doorstep -- From Berlin to the Balkans -- Breakthrough for peace -- The empire shaken -- Settlements, loan guarantees, and the politics of peace -- Into the dustbin -- with a whimper, not a bang -- Entering a new era -- Supporting freedom in the new independent states -- Humanitarian nightmare in Bosnia -- From the Cold War to democratic peace
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 687 pages, [40] pages of plates
Isbn
9780399140877
Lccn
95012465
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)32349299
  • (OCoLC)ocm32349299
  • 164904

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