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In Confidence Moscow's Ambassador to Six Cold War Presidents

Author: Anatoly Dobrynin
Publisher: Seattle University of Washington Press 2016
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Cover -- IN CONFIDENCE -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- CONTENTS -- ACKNOWLEDGMENTS -- INTRODUCTION -- BEFORE WASHINGTON -- I. My Diplomatic Career Begins -- From Engineering to Diplomacy -- Diplomacy from Litvinov: Table Manners from Princess Volkonsky -- My Apprenticeship at the Ministry -- II. My First Look at the United States -- Learning the Diplomatic Ropes -- Across the Country with Molotov -- Back to
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anatoly Dobrynin
ISBN: 9780295980812 0295980818
OCLC Number: 1031485901
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Cover -- IN CONFIDENCE -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- CONTENTS -- ACKNOWLEDGMENTS -- INTRODUCTION -- BEFORE WASHINGTON -- I. My Diplomatic Career Begins -- From Engineering to Diplomacy -- Diplomacy from Litvinov: Table Manners from Princess Volkonsky -- My Apprenticeship at the Ministry -- II. My First Look at the United States -- Learning the Diplomatic Ropes -- Across the Country with Molotov -- Back to Moscow as Molotov's Assistant -- A Tour at the United Nations -- III. Summits: The View from the Other Side of the Peak -- The Geneva Summit: Eisenhower and Khrushchev

The Collapse of the Paris Summit -- Khrushchev and Kennedy at Vienna -- Surprise: I Am Appointed Ambassador to the United States -- WASHINGTON -- THE KENNEDY PRESIDENCY, 1961-1963 -- I. Finding My Way Around Washington -- Instructions from Moscow -- The Confidential Channel -- An Ambassador's Life -- Meeting President Kennedy and the Washington Establishment -- The Diplomatic Stalemate over Germany and Berlin -- Cuba Looms -- II. The Cuban Crisis -- Khrushchev Offers Nuclear Missiles to Cuba: Castro Accepts -- Soviet Embassies Are Left Out of the Loop

The Crisis Erupts: In the Center of the Settlement -- A Timely Question and Answer Break the Deadlock -- After the Crisis: Lessons and Footnotes -- III. Learning to Live Together -- Setting Up the "Hot Line"--The Old Problems Reappear -- Negotiations on the Nuclear Test Ban -- My Last Meeting with fohn F. Kennedy -- President Kennedy's Assassination -- The Kennedy Era Reconsidered -- THE JOHNSON PRESIDENCY, 1963-1969 -- I. Getting to Know the New President -- Johnson's Foreign Policy -- My First Meeting Alone with Johnson -- Life as a Soviet Diplomat -- II. Moscow and Vietnam

A Palace Coup in Moscow -- Johnson's Triumphant Election -- Brezhnev versus Kosygin. Vietnam Escalates -- The War Party in Washington -- Our Own Vietnam Syndrome -- III. Trying to Juggle Peace and War -- Johnson Stakes His Presidency on Ending the War -- Moscow's Concern about Vietnam -- Mixed Results in Disarmament -- McNamara, Nuclear Strategy, and the ABM -- IV. Soviet Policy Seeks a Steady Course -- Kosygin Tries to Mediate in Vietnam -- The Politburo Outlines the Basis of Soviet Foreign Policy -- The Six-Day War -- The Glassboro Summit -- V. The Fall of Lyndon Johnson

Vietnam Becomes "Johnson's War"--The Resignation Gambit Fails -- Humphrey Declines Moscow's Secret Offer to Help His Election -- Johnson Seeks a Summit to the Bitter End: It Dies in Prague -- The Invasion in Czechoslovakia -- Johnson Presses for a Summit to the Bitter End -- THE NIXON PRESIDENCY, 1969-1974 -- I. Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger -- Soviet-American Relations in the 1970s -- Enter Nixon and Kissinger -- Negotiating with the Nixon Administration -- Washington and Moscow in 1970: A Year of Drift and Doubt -- II. Summit Foothills -- Gromyko and Andropov Want to Drive a Hard Bargain

SALT, ABM, and the Summit

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"A fascinating read . . . an essential source for historians trying to come to terms with the late Soviet period". -- Foreign Affairs

 
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