The Unquiet American: Richard Holbrooke in the World

November 6, 2012|
The Unquiet American: Richard Holbrooke in the World by Derek Chollet
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Richard Holbrooke, who died in December 2010, was a pivotal player in U.S. diplomacy for more than forty years. Most recently special envoy for Iraq and Afghanistan under President Obama, Holbrooke also served as assistant secretary of state for both Asia and Europe, and as ambassador to both Germany and the United Nations. He had a key role in brokering a peace agreement among warring factions in Bosnia that led to the Dayton Peace Accords in 1995.

Widely regarded to possess one of the most penetrating minds of any modern diplomat of any nation, Holbrooke was also well known for his outsized personality, and his capacity to charm and offend in equally colossal measures. In this book, the friends and colleagues who knew him best survey his accomplishments as a diplomat, activist, and author. Excerpts from Holbrooke''s own writings further illuminate each significant period of his career.

The Unquiet American is both a tribute to an exceptional public servant and a backstage history of the last half-century of American foreign policy.
Derek Chollet is counselor and senior advisor for security and defense policy at The German Marshall Fund of the United States, an advisor to Beacon Global Strategies, and an Adjunct Senior Research Scholar at Columbia University''s Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies. From 2012 - 2015, Chollet was the U.S. Assistant Secretary ...
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Title:The Unquiet American: Richard Holbrooke in the World
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:400 pages, 9.25 X 6 X 0.85 in
Shipping dimensions:400 pages, 9.25 X 6 X 0.85 in
Published:November 6, 2012
Publisher:Publicaffairs
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781610392150

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