PRAISE FOR THE KISSINGER TRANSCRIPTS
"The Kissinger Transcripts is among the most important Cold War records to emerge thus far. In these pages we see the bare knuckles of Triangular Diplomacy, the mercurial Mao, the blustery Brezhnev, and the multiple personalities of Henry Kissinger, all of them analyzed in expert commentary by William Burr of the National Security Archive."
PATRICK E. TYLER, FORMER NEW YORK TIMES BEIJING BUREAU CHIEF
"After two decades of involuntary reliance on the protagonists' sometimes self-serving memoirs [here] finally are the primary-source documents that may enable a fresh and more rigorous assessment of those tumultuous years and crucial decisions. The Kissinger Transcripts provides a fly-on-the-wall vantage point as Kissinger converses with Chinese and Soviet leaders from Mao to Brezhnev on topics ranging from the complexities of détente, the U.S.-Soviet-Chinese Triangular relationship, and nuclear arms control."
JAMES G. HERSHBERG, AUTHOR OF JAMES O. CONANT: HARVARD TO HIROSHIMA AND THE MAKING OF THE NUCLEAR ACE
"The Kissinger Transcripts provides a unique and fascinating look into Henry Kissinger's personal conduct of diplomatic negotiations and diplomatic maneuver in his contacts with the leaders of China and the Soviet Union. These near-verbatim transcripts provide an unvarnished and candid record [and] the personalities and proclivities of Kissinger's Chinese and Soviet partners come through fully. The Kissinger Transcripts is not only an important book, but a really good read."
RAYMOND L. GARTHOFF, FORMER AMBASSADOR TO BULGARIA, MEMBER OF THE U.S.SALT DELEGATION 1969-1973, AUTHOR OF DÉTENTE AND CONFRONTATION: AMERICAN-SOVIET RELATIONS FROM NIXON TO REAGAN
"In this volume of fresh documents and astute commentary on United States relations with the Soviet Union and China in the 1970s, William Burr has made a significant contribution to our understanding of the Cold War. The book demonstrates clearly the enormous benefits rendered the scholarly community by the National Security Archive, where Burr labors and where his obvious talents for persistent inquiry and careful analysis have been nurtured."
NANCY B. TUCKER, PROFESSOR OF HISTORY, GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY, AUTHOR OF TAIWAN, HONG KONG, AND THE UNITED STATES, AND EDITOR, WITH WILLIAM COHEN, OF LYNDON JOHNSON CONFRONTS THE WORLD, AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY, 1963-1968
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