Title: White House Years
Author: Kissinger, Henry
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company, New York
Publication Date: 1979
Edition: First Edition
Book Condition: NF
D-j Condition: VG
Comments: D-j has shelf wear. Front board has a couple of small marks.
Synopsis: In this first volume of his memoirs, Dr. Kissinger covers his first four years (1969-1973) as Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs – and President Nixon’s closest adviser on foreign policy. It is undoubtedly the most significant book to come out of the Nixon Administration. Among the countless great and critical moments Dr. Kissinger recalls are his first meeting with Nixon, his secret trip to China, the first SALT negotiation, the Jordan crisis of 1970, the India-Pakistan war of 1971, and the historic summit meetings in Peking and Moscow. He covers the major controversies over Indochina policy during that period, including events in Laos, the overthrow of Cambodia’s Prince Sihanouk, his secret talks with the North Vietnamese in Paris, his ‘Peace is at hand’ press conference, and the breakdown of the talks that led to the ‘Christmas bombing’ of 1972. He offers his insight s into the Middle East conflicts, Sadat’s break with the Soviets, the election of Salvador Allende in Chile, issues of defense strategy, and relations with Europe and Japan.Other highlights are his relationship with Nixon, brilliant portraits of major foreign leaders, and his views as to the handling of crises and the art of diplomacy. Few men have wielded as much influence in the arena of American foreign policy as Henry Kissinger. This record makes an invaluable and lasting contribution to the history of this crucial time.