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Kissinger's year : 1973

Author: Alistair Horne
Publisher: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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1973 was a seminal year in world history. The outbreak of the Yom Kippur War took both Israel and the US by surprise, the Vietnam War finally ended, it was the year of detente with the Soviet Union, but the US executive was in a state of collapse following Watergate and the year ended with the Muslim initiated energy crisis.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Henry Kissinger; Henry Kissinger
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alistair Horne
ISBN: 9780297850915 0297850911 9780297859086 0297859080
OCLC Number: 463334700
Description: xvi, 457 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: A very odd couple --
The black hole: Vietnam --
The opening to China --
A feather-brained crime --
The year of Europe --
Storm clouds over the Middle East --
Coming to grips with the Polar Bear --
A long hot summer --
To Secretary of State --
A dagger pointing at the heart of Antarctica --
The war of atonement --
The crisis: DEFCON 3 --
To Sadat --
On to China --
To Geneva and Shuttle --
The awful grace of God --
Aftermath.
Responsibility: Alistair Horne.

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