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Outpost : life on the frontlines of American diplomacy, a memoir

Author: Christopher R Hill
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"An "inside the room" memoir from one of our most distinguished ambassadors who--in a career of service to the country--was sent to some of the most dangerous outposts of American diplomacy. From the wars in the Balkans to the brutality of North Korea to the endless war in Iraq, this is the real life of an American diplomat. Hill was on the front lines in the Balkans at the breakup of Yugoslavia. He takes us from  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Christopher R Hill; Christopher R Hill; Christopher R Hill
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher R Hill
ISBN: 9781451685916 1451685912 9781451685930 1451685939
OCLC Number: 893202611
Description: viii, 431 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Early diplomatic lessons --
Peace Corps --
First mentor --
A force of nature --
Frasure --
A peace shuttle --
Unfinished business --
On to Geneva --
"Your beautiful country" --
Kosovo : "Where it began and where it will end" --
Unfinished peace --
The safe room --
Patterns of cooperation --
Calling an audible --
Plastic tulips --
Heart of darkness --
Showing up --
Breakfast with Cheney --
"That's verifiable" --
Global service --
Taking the Fifth --
The longest day --
Winding down the war.
Responsibility: Christopher R. Hill.

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"An "inside the room" memoir from one of our most distinguished ambassadors who--in a career of service to the country--was sent to some of the most dangerous outposts of American diplomacy. From the wars in the Balkans to the brutality of North Korea to the endless war in Iraq, this is the real life of an American diplomat. Hill was on the front lines in the Balkans at the breakup of Yugoslavia. He takes us from one-on-one meetings with the dictator Milosevic, to Bosnia and Kosovo, to the Dayton conference, where a truce was brokered. Hill draws upon lessons learned as a Peace Corps volunteer in Cameroon early on in his career and details his prodigious experience as a US ambassador. He was the first American Ambassador to Macedonia; Ambassador to Poland, where he also served in the depth of the cold war; Ambassador to South Korea and chief disarmament negotiator in North Korea; and Hillary Clinton's hand-picked Ambassador to Iraq. Hill's account is an adventure story of danger, loss of comrades, high stakes negotiations, and imperfect options. There are fascinating portraits of war criminals (Mladic, Karadzic), of presidents and vice presidents (Clinton, Bush and Cheney, and Obama), of Secretaries of State (Madeleine Albright, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, and Hillary Clinton), of Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, and of Ambassadors Richard Holbrooke and Lawrence Eagleburger. Hill writes bluntly about the bureaucratic warfare in DC and expresses strong criticism of America's aggressive interventions and wars of choice"--

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