Kissinger : A Biography

Kissinger : A Biography

Audiobook CD - 2013
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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.
Publisher: [Ashland, Or.] : Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2013
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781482911794
Branch Call Number: COMP DISC 973.924 KISSI ISAAC
Characteristics: 28 sound discs (approximately 34 1/2 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
digital,1.4 m/s
Notes: Title from container
Compact disc
Duration: approximately 34:30:00
"Tracks Every 3 Minutes."


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Dec 15, 2013

For a different perspective on Heinz Alfred Kissinger, b.1923 see: The Trial of Henry Kissinger
Christopher Eric Hitchens,1949-2011. Published by Verso 2001 ... ISBN: 1859846319
Two copies formerly in the Edmonton Public Library catalogued 973.924 KIS HIT, but now deleted.

Dec 15, 2013

A puff piece is a puff piece is a puff piece. Does the author mention that Kissinger, when studying on Harvard's campus in search of tenure, would turn in his competiton to the FBI as "communisty sympathisizers"? Does the author mention that Kissinger was President Johnson's defense advisor (during the Vietnam War buildup), than fortuitously (for Kissinger, that is) national securty advisor to Nixon, a continuation of the war advisor Kissinger? Does the author mention the bloody hands of Kissinger in the overthrow of Salvador Allende in Chile, with the ensuing disappearance of thousands of innocents? Does the author mention that Kissinger is one of the directors, along with David Rockefeller and Richard Perle of "American Friends of Bilderberg, Inc." (the American Bilderberger chapter)? Does the athor mention that Kissinger has well served his money lord, David Rockefeller? Kissinger & Associates have since gone on to other bloody endeavors.....


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