The Resource Our Man : Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century, George Packer, (electronic resource)

Our Man : Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century, George Packer, (electronic resource)

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Our Man : Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century
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Our Man
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Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century
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George Packer
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eng
Summary
From the award-winning author of The Unwinding--the vividly told saga of the ambition, idealism, and hubris of one of the most legendary and complicated figures in recent American history, set amid the rise and fall of U.S. power from Vietnam to Afghanistan"I doubt that any novel, not even one co-written by Graham Greene and F. Scott Fitzgerald, could have captured Holbrooke fully, and I certainly thought that no biography ever would. But now one has. George Packer's Our Man portrays Holbrooke in all his endearing and self-willed glory.... Both a sweeping diplomatic history and a Shakespearean tragicomedy."--Walter Isaacson, The New York Times Book ReviewRichard Holbrooke was brilliant, utterly self-absorbed, and possessed of almost inhuman energy and appetites. Admired and detested, he was the force behind the Dayton Accords that ended the Balkan wars, America's greatest diplomatic achievement in the post-Cold War era. His power lay in an utter belief in himself and his idea of a muscular, generous foreign policy. From his days as a young adviser in Vietnam to his last efforts to end the war in Afghanistan, Holbrooke embodied the postwar American impulse to take the lead on the global stage. But his sharp elbows and tireless self-promotion ensured that he never rose to the highest levels in government that he so desperately coveted. His story is thus the story of America during its era of supremacy: its strength, drive, and sense of possibility, as well as its penchant for overreach and heedless self-confidence. In Our Man, drawn from Holbrooke's diaries and papers, we are given a nonfiction narrative that is both intimate and epic in its revelatory portrait of this extraordinary and deeply flawed man and the elite spheres of society and government he inhabited
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1960-
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Packer, George
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320.092
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E840.8.H64
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Read by Joe Barrett
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Barrett, Joe
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  • Holbrooke, Richard C
  • Diplomats
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Our Man : Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century, George Packer, (electronic resource)
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 sound file (20 hr., 22 min., 46 sec.))
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9780525637837
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Our Man : Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century, George Packer, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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unknown
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unknown
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online resource
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  • cr
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spoken word
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  • spw
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rdacontent
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 sound file (20 hr., 22 min., 46 sec.))
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unknown
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online
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not applicable
Isbn
9780525637837
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not applicable
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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digital.
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not applicable
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sound
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digital recording
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other
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(OCoLC)1100586093
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