Years of Upheaval


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In Years of Upheaval Henry Kissinger recalls the turbulent years of the second Administration of Richard Nixon, which began on 20 January 1973. Two momentous events and their consequences dominate this account: the Watergate scandal, and the 1973 October war in the Middle East. The books opens at the Western White House on a summer afternoon in August of that year, when Dr Kissinger is told by the President during a poolside conversation that he is to become Secretary of State. The memories that follow are a rich compendium ...

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May 16, 2019

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To understand foreign policy without having read and studied Henry Kissinger would be like celebrating Christmas without historical understanding of Jesus Christ. He is the Talleyrand of the 20th century. He was by far the most effective Secretary of State in my lifetime who settled many turbulent conflicts while he served in office under a President who was mired in controversy.

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