The Politics of Diplomacy
- Narrated by: James A. Baker III
- Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 09-11-09
- Language: English
- Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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But as the title indicates, this is also the story of the rough-and-tumble politics of diplomacy and the personalities who have shaped the world at the end of the century: Gorbachev, Yeltsin, Thatcher, Mitterrand, Kohl, Shamir, Mubarak, Assad, Kings Fahd, and Hussein, and Baker's friend, President George Bush.
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By William on 03-25-13
A fascinating first hand account of recent history
Would you listen to The Politics of Diplomacy again? Why?
Yes, and I have. Secretary Baker was Americas chief diplomat during a very pivotal time in recent American diplomatic history. It is very interesting to hear Secretary Baker's discussion of the Soviet Coup, Iraq War (Desert Shield/Storm) and efforts at Middle East peace.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Secretary Baker... as the story revolved around him... lol It was interesting to get a more personal take on Mr. Gorbachev and Mr. Sheverdnadze, as well as a personal account from that critical period.
Have you listened to any of James A. Baker’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
I have seen several interviews... he strikes me as a very thoughtful man with some a keen sense of insight. This book ranks on par with the others.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
I would not say an 'extreme' reaction... I have listened to it twice, and find the account to be very interesting. I expect to listen to it again at some point in the future.
Any additional comments?
The only reason that I gave this four stars instead of five, is that it could have been organized a bit better (perhaps more chronlogically). It seems to start with Iraq, and then return to it a second time.
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