Kissinger: 1923-1968: The Idealist
Combine careful and extensive scholarship, clear writing, and a magnificent subject and you get Niall Ferguson on Kissinger, a genuinely educational read. -George P. Schultz, 60th U.S. Secretary of State When an accomplished historian writes about one of the world s great diplomats, the results are sure to be a masterpiece -- and that is exactly how to describe Niall Ferguson s epic on Henry Kissinger. -James A. Baker, III, 61st U.S. Secretary of State
This is a terrific biography, and a must read for understanding the evolution of one of the most important and compelling architects of American foreign policy of our age. -Condoleezza Rice, Former Secretary of State and Denning Professor in Global Business and the Economy at the Stanford Graduate School of Business
With all that s been written about Kissinger over so many years, you might think that there d be little new to say. Think again. Niall Ferguson's "Kissinger: The Idealist" shifts the trajectory of Kissinger studies fundamentally. Always thorough, often surprising, at times deeply moving, this is an extraordinary biography of the most significant scholar-statesman-strategist of our time, by one of our most accomplished historians. Not to be missed. -John Lewis Gaddis, Yale University
Ferguson s biography will be a classic. This is a story of an influential, complex, and shrewd historical figure set in the context of the drama of America and the world in the mid-20th Century. Ferguson s research is fresh and revealing, his writing is pleasure to read, and his insights are sharp and thought-provoking. -Robert B. Zoellick, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State, Former President of the World Bank, and U.S. Trade Representative
"Fresh and imaginative, this carefully researched biography reads like a novel. Under Niall Ferguson s skilled pen, Kissinger the public colossus becomes Henry the boy and man. A wonderful read! -Joseph S. Nye, Jr., Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor and author of"Is the American Century Over?"
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