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Our Man

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*Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Biography*
*Winner of the Los Angeles Times Prize for Biography*
*Winner of the 2019 Hitchens Prize*

"Portrays Holbrooke in all of his endearing and exasperating self-willed glory...Both a sweeping diplomatic history and a Shakespearean tragicomedy... If you could read one book to comprehend American's foreign policy and its quixotic forays into quicksands over the past 50 years, this would be it."--Walter Isaacson, The New York Times Book Review


"By the end of the second page, maybe the third, you will be hooked...There never was a diplomat-activist quite like [Holbrooke], and there seldom has been a book quite like this -- sweeping and sentimental, beguiling and brutal, catty and critical, much like the man himself."--David M. Shribman, The Boston Globe

Richard Holbrooke was brilliant, utterly self-absorbed, and possessed of almost inhuman energy and appetites. Admired and detested, 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. From his days as a young adviser in Vietnam to his last efforts to end the war in Afghanistan, Holbrooke embodied the postwar American impulse to take the lead on the global stage. But his sharp elbows and tireless self-promotion ensured that he never rose to the highest levels in government that he so desperately coveted. His story is thus the story 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. In Our Man, drawn from Holbrooke's diaries and papers, we are given a nonfiction narrative that 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.

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Editura Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Dimensiuni 131 x 203 x 35
Data Publicarii 26/05/2020
Descriere RO * Finalist pentru Premiul Pulitzer pentru Biografie ** Castigator al Premiului Los Angeles Times pentru Biografie ** Castigator al Premiului Hitchens din 2019 * „Infatiseaza Holbrooke in toata gloria sa de sine indragita si exasperanta ... Amandoua o istorie diplomatica cuprinzatoare si o tragicomedie shakespeariana ... Daca ati putea citi o carte pentru a intelege politica externa a americanului si incursiunile sale quixotice in nisipurile miscatoare din ultimii 50 de ani, acesta ar fi acesta. "- Walter Isaacson, The New York Times Book Review" By the la sfarsitul celei de-a doua pagini, poate a treia, veti fi inselat ... Nu a existat niciodata un diplomat-activist ca [Holbrooke] si rareori a existat o carte de genul asta - cuprinzatoare si sentimentala, inselatoare si brutala, crunt si critic, la fel ca omul insusi. "- David M.
Aceasta este o carte in limba engleza. Descrierea cartii (tradusa din engleza cu Google Translate) este in limba romana din motive legale.
* Finalist pentru Premiul Pulitzer pentru Biografie ** Castigator al Premiului Los Angeles Times pentru Biografie ** Castigator al Premiului Hitchens din 2019 * „Infatiseaza Holbrooke in toata gloria sa de sine indragita si exasperanta ... Amandoua o istorie diplomatica cuprinzatoare si o tragicomedie shakespeariana ... Daca ati putea citi o carte pentru a intelege politica externa a americanului si incursiunile sale quixotice in nisipurile miscatoare din ultimii 50 de ani, acesta ar fi acesta. "- Walter Isaacson, The New York Times Book Review" By the la sfarsitul celei de-a doua pagini, poate a treia, veti fi inselat ... Nu a existat niciodata un diplomat-activist ca [Holbrooke] si rareori a existat o carte de genul asta - cuprinzatoare si sentimentala, inselatoare si brutala, crunt si critic, la fel ca omul insusi. "- David M.
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