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The Resource Our man : Richard Holbrooke and the end of the American century, George Packer

Our man : Richard Holbrooke and the end of the American century, George Packer

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Our man : Richard Holbrooke and the end of the American century
Title
Our man
Title remainder
Richard Holbrooke and the end of the American century
Statement of responsibility
George Packer
Title variation
Richard Holbrooke and the end of the American century
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Richard Holbrooke was one of the most legendary and complicated figures in recent American history. Brilliant, utterly self-absorbed, and possessed of almost inhuman energy and appetites, he was both admired and detested. From his days as a young adviser in Vietnam to his last efforts to end the war in Afghanistan, Holbrooke embodied the post-war American impulse to take the lead on the global stage. He was the force behind the Dayton Accords that ended the Balkan wars, America's greatest diplomatic achievement in the post-Cold War era. His power lay in an utter belief in himself and his idea of a muscular, generous foreign policy. But his sharp elbows and tireless self-promotion ensured that he never rose to the highest levels in government that he so desperately coveted. Holbrooke's story is the story of the rise and fall of America during its era of supremacy - its strength, drive, and sense of possibility, as well as its penchant for overreach and heedless self-confidence. Drawing on Holbrooke's diaries and papers, George Packer's narrative is both intimate and epic in its revelatory portrait of this extraordinary and deeply flawed man, and the elite spheres of society and government he inhabited
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Packer, George
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Holbrooke, Richard C
  • Diplomats
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Our man : Richard Holbrooke and the end of the American century, George Packer
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065399259
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
592 pages
Isbn
9781910702925
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1105932395
Label
Our man : Richard Holbrooke and the end of the American century, George Packer
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065399259
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
592 pages
Isbn
9781910702925
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1105932395

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