The Last American Diplomat: John D Negroponte and the Changing Face of US Diplomacy (International Library of Twentieth Century History)

By: George W. Liebmann (Author)

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Can John D. Negroponte be described as "The Last American Diplomat?" In a career spanning 50 years of unprecedented American global power, he was the last of a dying breed of patrician diplomats - devoted to public service, a self-effacing, and ultimate insider, whose prime duty was to advise, guide, and warn. Negroponte served as US ambassador to Honduras, Mexico, the Philippines and Iraq; he was US Permanent Representative to the UN, Director of National Intelligence and Deputy Secretary of State to George W. Bush. His was a high-flying and seemingly conventional career but one full of surprises. He opposed Kissinger in Vietnam, argued against direct military action against Marxists in Central America and warned that the Iraq War could be another "Vietnam." George W. Liebmann's incisive account of Negroponte's life and career is based on personal and shared experience, as well as thorough research and interviews with Negroponte and other leading actors. It will provide fascinating reading for students and researchers interested in the inside-story of American diplomacy, revealing personal and policy struggles, and the underlying fissures present even in the world's last remaining superpower.

Title: The Last American Diplomat: John D Negroponte and the Changing Face of US Diplomacy (International Library of Twentieth Century History)

Author Name: George W. Liebmann (Author)

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Publisher: USA, I. B. Tauris: 2012

ISBN Number: 1848858698

ISBN Number 13: 9781848858695

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Good

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Description: Good Condition cover has some bending and shelfwear. The Last American Diplomat: John D Negroponte and the Changing Face of US Diplomacy (International Library of Twentieth Century History) George W. Liebmann (Author) Product Details Series: International Library of Twentieth Century History (Book 45) Hardcover: 384 pages Publisher: I. B. Tauris (March 13, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 1848858698 ISBN-13: 9781848858695 Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 6.1 x 9.1 inches

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