Kirkpatrick Mission Diplomacy Wo Apology America at the United Nations 1981 to 85 by Allan Gerson
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Kirkpatrick Mission Diplomacy Wo Apology America at the United Nations 1981 to 85
By Allan Gerson

Kirkpatrick Mission Diplomacy Wo Apology America at the United Nations 1981 to 85

By (author) See other recent books by Allan Gerson
Format: Hardback

Normal Price: $108.00
Your Price: $97.20 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $10.80! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $4.86 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available, ships in 8-11 days



Kirkpatrick Mission Diplomacy Wo Apology America at the United Nations 1981 to 85 by Allan Gerson

Book Description

The author, legal counsel to Jeanne Kirkpatrick during her years at the UN, argues that she played a crucial part in re-establishing the USA's prestige in world affairs, and in frustrating Soviet expansionism, thereby contributing to the liberation of Eastern Europe.

Buy Kirkpatrick Mission Diplomacy Wo Apology America at the United Nations 1981 to 85 book by Allan Gerson from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780029116111
ISBN-10: 0029116112
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 27mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: The Free Press
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 1-Mar-1991
Country of Publication: United States

Books By Author Allan Gerson

Israel by Allan Gerson Israel, Paperback (September 1978)

Synthesizing primary and technical data, this book focuses on the legal and political aspects of Israeli administration in the West Bank and the international attempt to resolve the dispute over the territories.

» View all books by Allan Gerson

Reviews

US Kirkus Review » A firsthand account of the perils of American diplomacy at the UN during Jeane Kirkpatrick's tenure, written from Gerson's position as her expert in international law. Gerson's first "unofficial" assignment - to find a legal pretext for preventing an increase in the number of PLO observers at the UN - proved a lesson in behind-the-scenes politics, revealing hostility and poor communication between Kirkpatrick and her own boss, Secretary of State Haig, and widely diverging views among Kirkpatrick's advisers. For Gerson, the dismal state of affairs at the UN overshadowed any dissension in the ranks, however, and he represents this period as the nadir of American influence, when the US and Israel alone faced the mob-mannered diplomacy of the General Assembly and Security Council. Individual disasters appear as a series of case studies - the Falklands/Malvinas conflict, KAL-007, Grenada, the loss to Nicaragua in the International Court - but the primary emphasis remains on the Middle East, from the first debates on PLO observers to terrorist acts by both Arabs and Israelis, leading to Israel's invasion of Lebanon and the ensuing crisis in 1982. Unfortunately, here these moments of crisis often have the trappings of tawdry melodrama, with Kirkpatrick efficient and imperious, and Gerson either gravely analytical or boyishly breathless as the pair holds forth against un-American activity. Loosely joined, dulled by a siege mentality, and overstuffed with excerpts from UN meetings - but nevertheless an informed view of the neoconservative mind-set in American diplomatic circles during Reagan's first term. (Kirkus Reviews)


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Kirkpatrick Mission Diplomacy Wo Apology America at the United Nations 1981 to 85 book by Allan Gerson and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Allan Gerson close
Israel by Allan Gerson
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close