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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
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the award-winning author of The Unwinding--the vividly told saga of the ambition, idealism, and hubris of one of the most legendary and complicated figures in recent American history, set amid the rise and fall of U.S. power from Vietnam to Afghanistan. Richard Holbrooke was brilliant, wholly 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"--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Packer, George
Dewey number
  • 320.092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
E840.8.H64
LC item number
P33 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Holbrooke, Richard C
  • Diplomats
  • Ambassadors
  • Statesmen
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Diplomacy
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Political
Label
Our man : Richard Holbrooke and the end of the American century, George Packer
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Borzoi book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [561]-588)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
Dreams so far away -- Vietnam : how can we lose when we're so sincere? -- How does he do it? -- Swallow hard -- Since I am now hopeless -- Bosnia : they'll come for me -- We are close to our dreams -- You're either going to win or fall -- Afghanistan : everything is different--and everything is the same
Control code
1043052821
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
592 pages
Isbn
9780307958020
Lccn
2018030382
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
Our man : Richard Holbrooke and the end of the American century, George Packer
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Borzoi book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [561]-588)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
Dreams so far away -- Vietnam : how can we lose when we're so sincere? -- How does he do it? -- Swallow hard -- Since I am now hopeless -- Bosnia : they'll come for me -- We are close to our dreams -- You're either going to win or fall -- Afghanistan : everything is different--and everything is the same
Control code
1043052821
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
592 pages
Isbn
9780307958020
Lccn
2018030382
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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