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Author: Henry Kissinger; Clare Boothe Luce
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, ©1979.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Dr. Kissinger recalls ... his first meeting with Nixon, his secret trip to China, the first SALT negotiation, the Jordan crisis of 1970, the India-Pakistan war of 1971 ... the historic summit meetings in Peking and Moscow ... events in Laos, the overthrow of Cambodia's Prince Sihanouk, his secret talks with the North Vietnamese in Paris, his "peace is at hand" news conference ... the Christmas bombing of 1972 ...  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Autobiographie 1968-1972
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Authors' autographs (Provenance)
Limitation statements (Publishing)
Slipcases (Binding)
Biographies
Named Person: Richard M Nixon; Henry Kissinger; Richard M Nixon; Henry Kissinger; Henry Kissinger; Henry Kissinger; Richard M Nixon; Henry Kissinger
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Kissinger; Clare Boothe Luce
ISBN: 0316496618 9780316496612
OCLC Number: 5574262
Description: xxiv, 1521 pages, [24] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Beginnings. An invitation : Nelson Rockefeller ; The phone call ; Meeting Richard Nixon ; Encounters at the Pierre Hotel --
Period of innocence: the transition : Getting acquainted ; The uneasy team ; Getting organized ; Turning to substance --
The convictions of an apprentice statesman : An historian's perspective ; The American experience ; Problems of a new equilibrium --
pt. 2. 1969: The start of the journey. European journey : Nixon visits Europe ; Malaise of the Western Alliance ; London and the "special relationship" ; Bonn and Berlin and the enigma of Germany ; Rome interlude ; The colossus of de Gaulle --
Opening moves with Moscow : Introduction to Anatoly Dobrynin ; The enduring philosophical problem of US-Soviet relations ; Reflections during the transition period ; Public and congressional attitudes: a spring flurry ; The channel ; Preparing for SALT ; East-West trade ; Eastern Europe: Nixon's visit to Romania ; Conclusion --
First steps toward China : First signals ; The Ussuri River clashes ; Rumors of war ; Triangular politics --
Defense policy and strategy : Defense and the strategic balance ; The defense debate ; Antiballistic missiles (ABM) ; Multiple independently targetable reentry vehicles (MIRV) ; The attack on the defense budget ; Strategic doctrine ; Tactical nuclear weapons ; One and a half wars ; The Nixon doctrine --
The agony of Vietnam : My exposure to the quagmire ; What we found ; North Vietnamese attacks and Cambodian bombing ; Diplomacy for a peace settlement ; The Vance mission ; Return to the treadmill ; The beginning of troop withdrawals ; A secret meeting with Xuan Thuy ; Another reassessment ; The unpacifiable doves ; Groping for a strategy --
Early tests in Asia : The EC-121 shootdown ; The US-Japanese alliance ; The Okinawa negotiation ; The textile fiasco --
Words and shadows: evolution of Middle East strategy : Initiatives galore ; Middle East visitors ; Diplomacy: ever-new proposals ; Yet another initiative ; Golda Meir ; The Rogers plan ; The evolving strategy --
The uneasy alliance: Europe and the United States : Dilemmas of Europe's success ; Consultations ; De Gaulle's departure and European unity ; The common defense ; The American perception ; East-West relations in Europe ; Berlin and Brandt's Ostpolitik ; European security conference ; European leaders visit Washington: 1970 ; Second thoughts about the Common Market --
pt. 3. 1970-1971: From turmoil to hope. The war widens : Return to secret negotiations ; Special Adviser Le Duc Tho and the first round of talks ; Laos interlude ; The overthrow of Sihanouk ; The April 20 troop withdrawal announcement ; The attack on North Vietnamese sanctuaries ; The elusive Communist headquarters and other battles ; The domestic travail ; The balance sheet --
The Soviet riddle: Europe, SALT, and a summit : Hot and cold ; The riddle of Soviet conduct ; Ostpolitik ; SALT and the defense debate ; Pursuing a Moscow summit --
Middle East 1970 : The Kosygin letter ; Soviet soldiers and missiles appear in Egypt ; An American diplomatic initiative ; Cease-fire and standstill ; Israel bows out of negotiations --
The autumn of crises: Jordan : Crisis in Jordan ; Iraqi-Jordanian showdown ; Hijacking crisis ; Showdown with the guerrillas ; The Syrian invasion --
The autumn of crises: Soviet submarine base at Cienfuegos : A message from Moscow ; A flotilla heads for Cienfuegos ; The showdown ; Resolution of the crisis --
The autumn of crises: Chile : Salvador Allende ; Influence and intervention: the 40 committee ; The Chilean election of 1970 ; The coup that never was ; Allende inaugurated --
An invitation to Peking : The end of the Warsaw Channel ; Triangular relationships ; The Pakistani Channel ; Ping-pong diplomacy ; Plans and aberrations --
The journey to Peking : "Polo I": prelude ; The Middle Kingdom: first meeting with Chou En-lai ; The announcement that shook the world ; "The China card" ; China at the United Nations ; "Polo II" ; The United Nations --
US-Soviet relations: breakthrough on two fronts : The Polish riots ; The channel becomes operational ; The SALT negotiations and the May 20 agreement ; The Berlin negotiation ; The summit finally --
The tilt: the India-Pakistan crisis of 1971 : Origins of tragedy ; Two cyclones ; Military crackdown ; The crisis accelerates ; The Soviet-Indian friendship treaty ; Contacts with the Bangladesh exiles ; Mrs. Gandhi comes to Washington ; War between India and Pakistan ; The war spreads ; Climax: a fateful decision ; The aftermath --
Crisis in the alliance: the Mansfield Amendment and the economic confrontation : Mediterranean journey ; De Gaulle's funeral and Heath's visit ; The Mansfield Amendment: the old guard steps into the breach ; The economic crisis: the second "Nixon shock" ; High-level consultations: the final round --
Vietnam 1970-71: forcing Hanoi's hand : Madame Binh's eight points ; The setting of a strategy ; The Laos operation ; Lam Son ; The military operation ; The marches on Washington ; The negotiations are resumed ; The South Vietnamese presidential election ; Revealing the secret talks --
pt. 4. 1972: From war to peace. Nixon's trip to China : The Haig mission ; Arrival: the handshake ; Mao Tse-tung ; Walks, talks, and toasts ; The Shanghai communiqué ; Assessments --
Hanoi throws the dice: the Vietnam spring offensive : Invasion ; The buildup ; Diplomatic maneuvers ; What strategy? --
The secret trip to Moscow : Preparing the summit ; Leonid Brezhnev ; Conversations with Brezhnev and Gromyko ; A disagreement with the President --
The showdown: mining of North Vietnamese harbors : Preparing for decision ; The May 2 secret meeting ; The mining of North Vietnam ; The summit in the balance ; Postlude --
The Moscow Summit : Richard Nixon in the Kremlin ; Greetings and meetings ; The Soviet power structure: Kosygin and Podgorny ; Round one on SALT: Brezhnev and Nixon ; Confrontation at the Dacha ; The SALT negotiations conclude ; Gromyko and the Middle East ; What did the summit accomplish? --
Summit aftermath : A visit to the Shah of Iran ; Return through Warsaw ; The Soviet grain deal ; European attitudes --
Sadat expels the Soviets : The death of Nasser ; The idea of an interim settlement ; The phantom memorandum ; Becoming involved ; Backchannel explorations ; Egypt opens a secret channel to the United States --
From stalemate to breakthrough : Hanoi's discomfiture ; Testing the stalemate ; A visit to Saigon ; Interlude: Meetings of September 15 and 27 ; The breakthrough: the October 8 meeting --
The troubled road to peace : Interlude in Paris ; Consultation with Thieu ; First rumblings ; Showdown with Thieu ; The journey home --
"Peace is at hand" : Hanoi goes public ; Election interlude ; Haig visits Saigon again ; The meetings with Le Duc Tho resume ; The December talks: breakdown of the negotiation ; The Christmas bombing ; Negotiations resume ; The January round ; Thieu relents --
Peace at last.
Responsibility: Henry Kissinger.

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"Dr. Kissinger recalls ... his first meeting with Nixon, his secret trip to China, the first SALT negotiation, the Jordan crisis of 1970, the India-Pakistan war of 1971 ... the historic summit meetings in Peking and Moscow ... events in Laos, the overthrow of Cambodia's Prince Sihanouk, his secret talks with the North Vietnamese in Paris, his "peace is at hand" news conference ... the Christmas bombing of 1972 ... Middle East conflicts, Sadat's break with the Soviets, the election of Salvador Allende in Chile, issues of defense strategy, and relations with Europe and Japan."

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