BAKER III, JAMES A.; DEFRANK, THOMAS M.
Title The Politics Of Diplomacy: Revolution, War & Peace, 1989-1992.
Edition First Edition (Unstated).
Publisher G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York: 1995.
0399140875 / 9780399140877
Seller ID 31497X1
By any reckoning, James Baker's years as Secretary of State contained some of the most pivotal events of the second half of the twentieth century, and few men played as critical a role in so many of them as Baker himself. In this candid, revealing account, Baker uses his unique perspective to take us inside those events and the personalities involved in them: the collapse of Communism, the Berlin Wall, and the Soviet Union itself; the reunification of Germany; the end of conflict in Central America; the repression in Tiananmen Square; the invasion of Panama; the birth of freedom in South Africa; the remarkable negotiations behind the coalition-building of the Gulf War; and the even more remarkable talks that led Israelis and Arabs to sit down at the same table for the first time after decades of bloody conflict. Includes an Index.
(Key Words: Autobiography, James Baker, United Nations, Brent Scowcroft, Mikhail Gorbachev, Congress, Communism, Berlin Wall, Tiananmen Square, Coalition-Building, Gulf War ).