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The Resource Outpost : life on the frontlines of American diplomac, a memoir, Christopher R. Hill

Outpost : life on the frontlines of American diplomac, a memoir, Christopher R. Hill

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Outpost : life on the frontlines of American diplomac, a memoir
Title
Outpost
Title remainder
life on the frontlines of American diplomac, a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Christopher R. Hill
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"An "inside the room" memoir from one of our most distinguished ambassadors who--in a career of service to the country--was sent to some of the most dangerous outposts of American diplomacy. From the wars in the Balkans to the brutality of North Korea to the endless war in Iraq, this is the real life of an American diplomat. Hill was on the front lines in the Balkans at the breakup of Yugoslavia. He takes us from one-on-one meetings with the dictator Milosevic, to Bosnia and Kosovo, to the Dayton conference, where a truce was brokered. Hill draws upon lessons learned as a Peace Corps volunteer in Cameroon early on in his career and details his prodigious experience as a US ambassador. He was the first American Ambassador to Macedonia; Ambassador to Poland, where he also served in the depth of the cold war; Ambassador to South Korea and chief disarmament negotiator in North Korea; and Hillary Clinton's hand-picked Ambassador to Iraq. Hill's account is an adventure story of danger, loss of comrades, high stakes negotiations, and imperfect options. There are fascinating portraits of war criminals (Mladic, Karadzic), of presidents and vice presidents (Clinton, Bush and Cheney, and Obama), of Secretaries of State (Madeleine Albright, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, and Hillary Clinton), of Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, and of Ambassadors Richard Holbrooke and Lawrence Eagleburger. Hill writes bluntly about the bureaucratic warfare in DC and expresses strong criticism of America's aggressive interventions and wars of choice"--
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Biography type
individual biography
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TOH
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1952-
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Hill, Christopher R.
Dewey number
  • 327.2092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
E840.8.H536
LC item number
A3 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Hill, Christopher R.
  • Diplomats
  • United States
  • United States
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Outpost : life on the frontlines of American diplomac, a memoir, Christopher R. Hill
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn892074187
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
431 p.
Isbn
9781451685930
Isbn Type
(trade paper)
Lccn
2014021055
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)892074187
Label
Outpost : life on the frontlines of American diplomac, a memoir, Christopher R. Hill
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn892074187
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
431 p.
Isbn
9781451685930
Isbn Type
(trade paper)
Lccn
2014021055
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)892074187

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