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Years of Renewalby Henry Kissinger
About the Author
Henry A. Kissinger was sworn in on September 22, 1973, as the fifty-sixth Secretary of State, a position he held until January 20, 1977. He also served as Assistant to President for National Security Affairs from January 20, 1969, until November 3, 1975.
Among the awards Dr. Kissinger has received have been the Nobel Peace Prize in 1973, the Presidential Medal of Freedom (the nation's highest civilian award) in 1977, and the Medal of Liberty in 1986.
Dr. Kissinger was born in Fuerth, Germany, came to the United States in 1938, and was naturalized a United States citizen in 1943. He served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946. He graduated suma cum laude from Harvard College in 1950 and received M.A. and Ph.D degrees from Harvard University in 1952 and 1954.
From 1954 until 1969 he was a member of the faculty of Harvard University, in both the Department of Government and the Center International Affairs. He was Director of the Harvard International Seminar from 1952 to 1969.
At present, Dr. Kissinger is Chairman of Kissinger Associates, Inc., an international consulting firm.
Table of Contents
A Ford, not a Lincoln — The Nixon legacy. The man and the organization ; Controversy over dâetente ; Jackson, arms control, and Jewish emigration ; China and its leaders — Ford at the helm. The new presidency ; Cyprus, a case study in ethnic conflict — East-West relations. Ford inherits the debate over dâetente ; A visit with Brezhnev ; Vladivostok and the crisis in American-Soviet relations ; The intelligence investigations — Breakthrough in the Middle East. Ford and Middle East diplomacy ; One shuttle too many ; Sinai II and the road to peace — Collapse in Indochina, tragedy of the Kurds. Indochina tragedy-- the beginning of the end ; The collapse of Cambodia ; The end of Vietnam ; Anatomy of a crisis : the Mayaguez ; Tragedy of the Kurds — The Atlantic relationship. The restoration of western unity ; The European security conference ; The energy crisis — Latin America. Panama, Mexico, and the "New Dialogue" ; Brazil, Chile, and western hemisphere unity ; Cuban interlude — Relations with the communist world. Civil war in Angola ; Last visit to Moscow ; Preserving the Sino-American relationship. — Southern Africa. An African strategy ; First visit to Africa ; Toward majority rule in Southern Africa ; Breakthrough to majority rule — End of the Ford presidency. Civil War in Lebanon and Middle East peace ; Reflections.
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