August 31, 2015

Greg Grandin spoke about his book, Kissinger's Shadow, at Politics & Prose on Monday, August 31, 2015.

A professor of history at NYU, Grandin is the author of several books on the Americas, ranging from The Guatemala Reader to bestsellers including The Empire of Necessity and Fordlandia, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. Widening his scope to consider global foreign policy, Grandin draws on newly declassified documents and on Kissinger’s writings to show that the former Secretary of State has been the pivotal influence in determining how the U.S. understands its role in the world. Grandin traces our recent military actions, for instance, back to Kissinger’s belief that past mistakes should not inhibit bold new actions.

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ISBN: 9781627794497
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Published: Metropolitan Books - August 25th, 2015

June 26, 2015

Michael B. Oren spoke about his book, Ally, at Politics & Prose on Friday, June 26, 2015.

Born in America, Oren served as Israel’s ambassador to the U.S. from 2009 to 2013, and his third book looks at both his personal relationship to the two countries he knows intimately, and at the nations’ history with each other. Formed during the Truman administration, the U.S.-Israeli alliance has endured through decades of change and tension, and Oren’s account adds valuable insight to the record as he discusses events including the Palestine peace process and Arab Spring, as well as pivotal figures such as Netanyahu and Abbas, Obama and Hillary Clinton.

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$30.00
ISBN: 9780812996418
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Published: Random House - June 23rd, 2015

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$18.00
ISBN: 9780812986426
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - September 20th, 2016

April 6, 2015

Christopher Hill spoke about his book, Outpost, at Politics & Prose on Monday, April 6, 2015.

Now Dean of the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies, Hill spent thirty-three years at the State Department, earning accolades for his service as ambassador to Iraq, Poland, The Republic of Korea, and Macedonia. His memoir recounts many headline events, including an IED attack on his motorcade, outlines intricate discussions at negotiating tables, and offers frank assessments of people Hill has known and worked with, from war criminals to Mother Teresa to Richard Holbrooke.

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$18.00
ISBN: 9781451685930
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 27th, 2015

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