Our Man EBOOK Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century

Our Man
Auteur: George Packer
Uitgever: Vintage Digital
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  • 9781473545793
  • mei 2019
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George Packer

George Packer is buitenlandcorrespondent
voor The New
Yorker en auteur van onder
andere The Unwinding: An Inner
History of the New America,
waarvoor hij in 2013 de National
Book Award won.

Samenvatting

From one of America's greatest non-fiction writers, an epic saga of the rise and fall of American power, from Vietnam to Afghanistan, told through the life of one man.


**WINNER OF THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BIOGRAPHY PRIZE 2019**

**FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDS 2020**


Richard Holbrooke was one of the most legendary and complicated figures in recent American history. Brilliant, utterly self-absorbed, and possessed of almost inhuman energy and appetites, he was both admired and detested. 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. 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. But his sharp elbows and tireless self-promotion ensured that he never rose to the highest levels in government that he so desperately coveted.


Holbrooke's story is the story of the rise and fall 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. Drawing on Holbrooke's diaries and papers, George Packer's narrative 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.


A GUARDIAN, FINANCIAL TIMES, SPECTATOR BOOK OF THE YEAR

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