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The definitive biography of Henry Kissinger -- at least for those who neither revere nor revile himOver the past six decades, Henry Kissinger has been America's most consistently praised -- and reviled -- public figure. He was hailed as a "miracle worker" for his peacemaking in the Middle East, pursuit of dtente with the Soviet Union, negotiation of an end to the Vietnam War, and secret plan to open the United States to China. He was assailed from the left and from the right for his indifference to human rights, complicity in the pointless sacrifice of American and Vietnamese lives, and reliance on deception and intrigue. Was he a brilliant master strategist -- "the 20th century's greatest 19th century statesman" -- or a cold-blooded monster who eroded America's moral standing for the sake of self-promotionIn this masterfully researched biography, the renowned diplomatic historian Thomas Schwartz offers an authoritative, and fair-minded, answer to this question.

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