Our Man

ISBN: 9781784704216 Categorii: Diverse, Diverse. An apariție: 2020 Autor: George Packer Editură: Vintage Publishing Tip copertă: Paperback Număr pagini: 608 Stoc: Stoc limitat

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Richard Holbrooke was one of the most legendary and complicated figures in recent American history. Brilliant, utterly self-absorbed, and possessed of almost inhuman energy and appetites, he was both admired and detested. From his days as a young adviser in Vietnam to his last efforts to end the war in Afghanistan, Holbrooke embodied the postwar American impulse to take the lead on the global stage. 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. But his sharp elbows and tireless self-promotion ensured that he never rose to the highest levels in government that he so desperately coveted.

Holbrooke’s story is the story of the rise and fall of America during its era of supremacy: its strength, drive, and sense of possibility, as well as its penchant for overreach and heedless self-confidence. Drawing on Holbrooke’s diaries and papers, George Packer’s narrative is both intimate and epic in its revelatory portrait of this extraordinary and deeply flawed man, and the elite spheres of society and government he inhabited.

Limba
Engleza
Autor
George Packer
Data Publicarii
2020
Editura
Vintage Publishing
Inaltime
19.8
Latime
12.9
Tip Coperta
Paperback
Nr Pag
608
Subtitlu
Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century
Bic
1KBB, BGH
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