Kissinger: A Biography
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Isaacson, W. (2013). Kissinger: A Biography. Unabridged Blackstone Publishing.

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Isaacson, Walter. 2013. Kissinger: A Biography. Blackstone Publishing.

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Isaacson, Walter, Kissinger: A Biography. Blackstone Publishing, 2013.

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Isaacson, Walter. Kissinger: A Biography. Unabridged Blackstone Publishing, 2013.

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        Walter Isaacson, the CEO of the Aspen Institute, has been chairman of CNN and the editor of Time magazine. He is the chairman of the board of Teach for America, an organization that recruits recent college graduates to teach in underprivileged communities; he was also appointed by President Barack Obama to serve as the chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, which oversees Voice of America, Radio Free Europe, and other international broadcasts of the United States. He is the author of Steve Jobs, Einstein: His Life and Universe, Benjamin Franklin: An American Life, and Kissinger: A Biography. Isaacson currently lives with his wife and daughter in Washington, DC.

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By the time Henry Kissinger was made secretary of state in 1973, he had become, according to a Gallup poll, the most admired person in America and one of the most unlikely celebrities ever to capture the world's imagination. Yet Kissinger was also reviled by large segments of the American public, ranging from liberal intellectuals to conservative activists. Kissinger explores the relationship between this complex man's personality and the foreign policy he pursued. Drawing on extensive interviews with Kissinger as well as 150 other sources, including US presidents and his business clients, this first full-length biography makes use of many of Kissinger's private papers and classified memos to tell his uniquely American story. The result is an intimate narrative, filled with surprising revelations, that follows this grandly colorful statesman from his childhood as a persecuted Jew in Nazi Germany, through his tortured relationship with Richard Nixon, to his later years as a globe-trotting business consultant.

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      • content: "In its range and research, it is the book to end all books on Mr. Kissinger. For his aficionados, it makes compulsive reading; for students of his years of influence on United States foreign policy, it is compulsory."
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      • content: This biography of Henry Kissinger is enhanced by Malcolm Hillgartner's outstanding narration. His delivery is lively, and he's a great storyteller--no half-bored professor intoning a history lecture here. While his pretty well-done imitations of Kissinger and President Nixon are distracting at first, they soon blend into the narration. The lengthy book presents a full portrait of Kissinger in all his egotistical, power-grubbing, brilliant complexity. It covers everything from his German childhood to his family's flight from the Nazis, his college years, and his rise to power as a controversial secretary of state in the Nixon and Ford administrations. G.S.D. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine
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        August 31, 1992
        The fullest account of Kissinger's life and career to date, other than for his memoirs, this massive biography provides plenty of ammunition for the former Secretary of State's supporters and detractors. Growing up in Nazi Germany as an Orthodox Jew, Kissinger faced beatings and virulent anti-Semitism, and in Isaacson's view these burdened him with lifelong feelings of insecurity and distrust, as well as a yearning for stability and order. Isaacson, assistant managing editor of Time , sees Kissinger as the foremost American negotiator of this century, but one whose furtive, conspiratorial, at times deceitful personality shaped his conservative realpolitik and diplomatic maneuvering. He maintains that Kissinger's foreign policy, rooted in stealth and surprise, mirrored and reinforced the darker side of his increasingly jealous patron, President Nixon, and goes on to reveal how Chief of Staff Alexander Haig undercut his rival. He also pierces the secretive world of Kissinger's lucrative, globetrotting post-White House career as a business consultant. A spooky, engrossing portrait of the only European-style realist ever to guide U.S. foreign policy. Photos. First serial to Vanity Fair; BOMC main selection; QPB and History Book Club alternates; Reader's Digest Condensed Book selection; author tour.

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        October 4, 1993
        The fullest account of Kissinger's life and career to date, other than his memoirs, this spooky, engrossing portrait--a BOMC main selection in cloth--provides plenty of ammunition for the former Secretary of State's supporters and detractors both. Photos. QPB alternate.

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