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The Resource In the shadows of history : fifty years behind the scenes of Cold War diplomacy, Chester L. Cooper ; foreword by Robert McNamara

In the shadows of history : fifty years behind the scenes of Cold War diplomacy, Chester L. Cooper ; foreword by Robert McNamara

Label
In the shadows of history : fifty years behind the scenes of Cold War diplomacy
Title
In the shadows of history
Title remainder
fifty years behind the scenes of Cold War diplomacy
Statement of responsibility
Chester L. Cooper ; foreword by Robert McNamara
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the Shadows of History is Chester L. Cooper's memoir of his more than five decades in government service. He offers unique, behind-the-scenes insights into the personalities of many now historic individuals, including Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson; Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy; Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara; Secretaries of State Dean Rusk and John Foster Dulles; CIA Director Allen Dulles; Ambassador Averell Harriman; British leaders Anthony Eden and Harold Wilson; Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushechev; and North Vietnamese leader Ho Chi Minh. Readers will be taken behind the scenes of the United States' most dramatic postwar confrontations and will learn how close the calls really were and how brinkmanship worked at the highest diplomatic levels." "Cooper's reflections on the friendships, animosities, and enduring relationships within this vast network of government insiders reveal the human side of policy-making and offer important lessons for the future course of international relations." "Finally, threading its way through In the Shadows of History, hardly perceptible in the midst of the chaos and confusion of the post-World War II decades, is a love story that explains how Cooper was able to emerge intact from each turbulent event to serve our nation's statesmen during future diplomatic challenges."--Jacket
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cooper, Chester L
Dewey number
327.73/009/045
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E840.8.C669
LC item number
A3 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cooper, Chester L
  • United States
  • Politicians
  • Cold War
  • United States
Label
In the shadows of history : fifty years behind the scenes of Cold War diplomacy, Chester L. Cooper ; foreword by Robert McNamara
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In the beginning -- "This is the Army..." -- The volunteer -- Orah, here I come! -- Enter the albatross -- Geneva and Manila : sunny skies, gathering clouds -- Eden and Dulles : never the twain ... -- The jungle of Eden -- Much ado about Laos -- "The most dangerous moment of the Cold War" -- LBJ's "gray book" -- The ill-starred quest : a "classical Greek tragedy" -- On the street -- Looking back : what if ...? -- Beyond Vietnam -- The other bottle -- Winding down
Control code
58043519
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
359 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781591022947
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2005005104
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
In the shadows of history : fifty years behind the scenes of Cold War diplomacy, Chester L. Cooper ; foreword by Robert McNamara
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In the beginning -- "This is the Army..." -- The volunteer -- Orah, here I come! -- Enter the albatross -- Geneva and Manila : sunny skies, gathering clouds -- Eden and Dulles : never the twain ... -- The jungle of Eden -- Much ado about Laos -- "The most dangerous moment of the Cold War" -- LBJ's "gray book" -- The ill-starred quest : a "classical Greek tragedy" -- On the street -- Looking back : what if ...? -- Beyond Vietnam -- The other bottle -- Winding down
Control code
58043519
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
359 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781591022947
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2005005104
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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