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1983

by Taylor Downing & Ben Onwukwe Hachette Book Group (May 01, 2018)

A riveting, real-life thriller about 1983--the year tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union nearly brought the world to the point of nuclear ArmageddonThe year 1983 was an extremely dangerous...


Backstabbing for Beginners

by Michael Soussan & Maxwell Hamilton Hachette Original (September 20, 2016)

The year is 1997, Michael Soussan, a fresh-faced young graduate takes up a new job at the UN's Oil-for-Food Program, the largest humanitarian operation in the organization's history. His mission is to help Iraqi...


Dealing with China

by Henry M. Paulson & Kevin Stillwell Hachette Book Group (April 14, 2015)

Hank Paulson, the former United States treasury secretary and CEO of Goldman Sachs, takes the reader behind closed doors to witness the creation and evolution of China's state-controlled capitalism.

When Hu Jintao,...


The Imperial Cruise

by James Bradley & Richard Poe Hachette Book Group (November 01, 2009)

In 1905, President Teddy Roosevelt dispatched Secretary of War William Taft, his gun toting daughter Alice, and a gaggle of congressmen on a mission to Japan, the Philippines, China, and Korea. There, they would...


To Build a Better World

by Philip Zelikow & Condoleezza Rice Twelve (September 09, 2019)

A deeply researched international history and "exemplary study" (New York Times Book Review) of how a divided world ended and our present world was fashioned, as the world drifts toward another great time of...


Leap of Faith

by Michael J. Mazarr PublicAffairs (March 18, 2019)

The dramatic insider account of why we invaded Iraq, the motivations that drove it, and the frustrations of those who tried and failed to stop it, leading to the most costly misadventure in US history.

A single...


The Empty Throne

by Ivo H. Daalder & James M. Lindsay PublicAffairs (October 15, 2018)

American diplomacy is in shambles, but beneath the daily chaos is an erosion of the postwar order that is even more dangerous.

America emerged from the catastrophe of World War II convinced that global engagement...


Not for the Faint of Heart

by Ambassador Wendy R. Sherman PublicAffairs (September 03, 2018)

Distinguished diplomat Ambassador Wendy Sherman brings readers inside the negotiating room to show how to put diplomatic values like courage, power, and persistence to work in their own lives.

Few people have...


The Virtue of Nationalism

by Yoram Hazony Basic Books (September 03, 2018)

A leading conservative thinker argues that a nationalist order is the only realistic safeguard of liberty in the world today

Nationalism is the issue of our age. From Donald Trump's "America First" politics...


Reckless

by Robert K. Brigham PublicAffairs (September 03, 2018)

Henry Kissinger's role in the Vietnam War prolonged the American tragedy and doomed the government of South Vietnam

The American war in Vietnam was concluded in 1973 after eight years of fighting, bloodshed,...


The Snow Leopard Project

by alex Dehgan PublicAffairs (January 21, 2019)

The remarkable story of the heroic effort to save and preserve Afghanistan's wildlife-and a culture that derives immense pride and a sense of national identity from its natural landscape.

Postwar Afghanistan...


1983

by Taylor Downing Da Capo Press (April 23, 2018)

A riveting, real-life thriller about 1983--the year tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union nearly brought the world to the point of nuclear Armageddon

The year 1983 was an extremely dangerous...


The Pivot

by Kurt Campbell Twelve (June 06, 2016)

From former assistant secretary of state Kurt M. Campbell comes the definitive analysis and explanation of the new major shift in American foreign policy, its interests and assets, to Asia.

There is a quiet...


The Grand Chessboard

by Zbigniew Brzezinski Basic Books (December 05, 2016)

Bestselling author and eminent foreign policy scholar Zbigniew Brzezinski's classic book on American's strategic mission in the modern world

In The Grand Chessboard, renowned geostrategist Zbigniew Brzezinski...


The Big Stick

by Eliot A. Cohen Basic Books (January 02, 2017)

"Speak softly and carry a big stick" Theodore Roosevelt famously said in 1901, when the United States was emerging as a great power. It was the right sentiment, perhaps, in an age of imperial rivalry but today...


Peace on Our Terms

by Mona L. Siegel & Janet Metzger Blackstone Publishing (April 07, 2020)

In the watershed year of 1919, world leaders met in Paris, promising to build a new international order rooted in democracy and social justice. Female activists demanded that statesmen live up to their word....


Protocol

by Capricia Penavic Marshall & Courtney Patterson HarperAudio (June 23, 2020)

President Obama's former United States chief of protocol looks at why diplomacy and etiquette matter--from the international stage to everyday life.

History often appears to consist of big gestures and dramatic...


In the Cauldron

by Lew Paper & Robertson Dean Blackstone Publishing (February 04, 2020)

This is not just another book about Pearl Harbor. It is the story of Joseph Grew, America's ambassador to Japan, and his frantic effort in the months before the Pearl Harbor attack to orchestrate an agreement...


Hanoi's War

by Lien-Hang T. Nguyen & Hillary Huber Blackstone Publishing (October 23, 2012)

While most historians of the Vietnam War focus on the origins of US involvement and the Americanization of the conflict, Lien-Hang T. Nguyen examines the international context in which North Vietnamese leaders...


Potsdam

by Michael Neiberg & Arthur Morey Blackstone Publishing (May 05, 2015)

After Germany's defeat in World War II, Europe lay in tatters. Millions of refugees were dispersed across the continent. Food and fuel were scarce. Britain was bankrupt, while Germany had been reduced to rubble....


The Much Too Promised Land

by Aaron David Miller & William Hughes Blackstone Publishing (March 25, 2008)

For nearly twenty years, Aaron David Miller has played a central role in US efforts to broker Arab-Israeli peace. His position as an advisor to presidents, secretaries of state, and national security advisors...


The Big Stick

by Eliot A. Cohen & Bill Thatcher Blackstone Publishing (December 27, 2016)

"Speak softly and carry a big stick" Theodore Roosevelt famously said in 1901, when the United States was emerging as a great power. It was the right sentiment, perhaps, in an age of imperial rivalry. But today...


Dinner with Churchill

by Cita Stelzer & Davina Porter Blackstone Publishing (January 16, 2013)

A friend once said of Churchill: "He is a man of simple tastes; he is quite easily satisfied with the best of everything." But dinners for Churchill were about more than good food, excellent champagnes, and...


Magnificent Delusions

by Husain Haqqani & Ralph Lister Blackstone Publishing (November 05, 2013)

A character-drivenhistory that describes the bizarrely ill-suited alliance between America andPakistan, written by a uniquely insightful participant: Pakistan's formerambassador to the US

The relationship between...


The Hundred-Year Marathon

by Michael Pillsbury & Malcolm Hillgartner Blackstone Publishing (April 01, 2015)

One of the US government's leading China experts reveals the hidden strategy fueling that country's rise--and how Americans have been seduced into helping China overtake us as the world's leading superpower....


The Rise of Nuclear Iran

by Dore Gold & Tom Weiner Blackstone Publishing (September 10, 2009)

Former UN Ambassador Dore Gold shows why engaging Iran through diplomacy is not only futile but also could be deadly.

In the West, liberal politicians and pundits are calling for renewed diplomatic engagement...


K Blows Top

by Peter Carlson & Malcolm Hillgartner Blackstone Publishing (June 02, 2009)

Khrushchev’s 1959 trip across America was one of the strangest exercises in international diplomacy ever conducted—“a surreal extravaganza,” as one historian called it. Khrushchev told jokes, threw tantrums,...


To Build a Better World

by Philip Zelikow, Condoleezza Rice & Arthur Morey 12/Twelve (October 08, 2019)

A deeply researched international history and analysis of how a divided world ended and our present world was fashioned, as the world drifts toward another great time of choosing.

Two of America's leading scholar-diplomats,...