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[NEW ARRIVALS] Prisoner of the State, and more

Prisoner of the State: The Secret Journal of Premier Zhao Ziyang (Hardcover)

Author: Zhao Ziyang

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs

How often can you peek behind the curtains of one of the most secretive governments in the world? “Prisoner of the State” is the first book to give readers a front-row seat to the secret inner workings of China’s government. It is the story of Premier Zhao Ziyang, the man who brought liberal change to the nation and who, at the height of the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989, tried to stop the massacre and was dethroned for his efforts.

Kissinger: 1973, the Crucial Year (Hardcover)

Author: Alistair Horne

Genre: History

By any measure, 1973 was not an ordinary year. It should have been Kissinger’s year of triumph ? a time to bask in his hard-won achievements and build on his successes. Kissinger’s strategy of opening the door to China and detente with the Soviet Union had been judged an overwhelming success. After furthering his policy of realpolitik through backchannel diplomacy during Nixon’s first term, Kissinger was finally awarded the plum position of secretary of state. But then major events shattered whatever peace and calm America had attained in the early part of the decade: first came defeat in Vietnam, then Watergate, war in the Middle East, and finally an economic collapse caused by the Arab oil embargo. All of these momentous blows to the country’s security occurred on Henry Kissinger’s watch. Rather than progressing on all fronts, as he had expected, Kissinger would confront some of the most critical policy challenges of his career.

Provided by Tongbang Publications Import Inc. These new imports are available at major bookstores such as Youngpoong Bookstore and Bandi & Luni’s.
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