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Our man : Richard Holbrooke and the end of the American century

Author: George Packer
Publisher: [New York] : Random House Large Print, [2019]
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Richard Holbrooke was brilliant, utterly self-absorbed, and possessed of almost inhuman energy and appetites. Admired and detested, he was the force behind the Dayton Accords that ended the Balkan wars, America's greatest diplomatic achievement in the post-Cold War era. His power lay in an utter belief in himself and his idea of a muscular, generous foreign policy. From his days as a young adviser in Vietnam to his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Large type books
Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Richard C Holbrooke; Richard C Holbrooke
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Packer
ISBN: 9781984883278 1984883275
OCLC Number: 1085367596
Notes: Title from web page.
Description: 896 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
Contents: Dreams so far away --
Vietnam how can we lose when we're so sincere? --
How does he do it? --
Swallow hard --
Since I am now hopeless --
Bosnia they'll come for me --
We are close to our dreams --
You're either going to win or fall --
Afghanistan everything is different --
and everything is the same --
Epilogue.
Other Titles: Richard Holbrooke and the end of the American century
Responsibility: George Packer.

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