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quarta-feira, 30 de janeiro de 2019

A diplomacia americana e seu passado menos triste - William Burns

A MEMOIR OF AMERICAN DIPLOMACY AND THE CASE FOR ITS RENEWAL
The Back Channel
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From America’s “secret diplomatic weapon” (The Atlantic)—a man who served five presidents and ten secretaries of state—comes an impassioned argument for the enduring value of diplomacy in an increasingly volatile world.
AVAILABLE MARCH 12, 2019
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Advance Praise
“Bill Burns is simply one of the finest U.S. diplomats of the last half century. The Back Channel demonstrates his rare and precious combination of strategic insight and policy action.”
James A. Baker III

The Back Channel shows how diplomacy works, why it matters, and why its recent demise is so tragic.”
Walter Isaacson, author of Leonardo da Vinci

“A smart, plainspoken account of America’s changing role in the world and the power and purpose of American diplomacy at its best.”
Hillary Clinton

The Back Channel is an incisive and sorely needed case for the revitalization of diplomacy.”
Henry Kissinger

The Back Channel is a masterfully written memoir from one of America’s most accomplished and respected diplomats.”
Madeleine K. Albright

The Back Channel brings all the behind-the-scenes efforts into the light, and brings readers into the room to share the journey of a talented, tough-minded diplomat.”
John Kerry

The Back Channel deserves to be widely read—it’s a great book filled with fascinating stories and the kind of wisdom that is sorely needed these days.”
George P. Shultz

“The best diplomatic memoir of the post-Cold War period.”
John Lewis Gaddis, Robert A. Lovett Professor of Military and Naval History, Yale University

“Burns’s compelling, fast-paced, and witty narrative is necessary reading for America’s next generation of diplomats.”
Condoleezza Rice
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