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The Politics of Diplomacy; Revolution, War and Peace by  Baker A. III with Thomas M. Defrank James - First Edition - 1995 - from Montgomery Rare Books & Manuscripts and

The Politics of Diplomacy; Revolution, War and Peace

by James, Baker A. III with Thomas M. Defrank

Condition: Fine/very good

Naperville: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1995. First Edition. Half black cloth with dark gray paper over boards and gilt titling on spine and authors signature in gilt on front cover. Fine/very good. SIGNED "Jim Baker" on Specially Autographed bookplate for Freightliner Corporation / February 27, 1997. 6" x 9.25", pp. xvi 1-687 with 40 pages of black and white photographs. Book has only one blemish, pencil price notation by previous bookseller otherwise fine and square. DJ has s 1/4' tear at bottom right front and another at bottom of rear flap, now appropriately protected in mylar cover. James Addison Baker III (Apr 28, 1930) was the US Secretary of State ('89 - '92), Secretary of the Treasury ('85 - ''88) and a total of six years as White House Chief of Staff under two different presidents. Early in his legal career he became a close friend of George H. W. Bush and from there entered the elite world of National politics, although he never achieved an elected position. As Secretary of State, he helped oversee U.S. foreign policy during the end of the Cold War and dissolution of the Soviet Union, as well as during the Gulf War. He continued to serve in advisory, consulting and think tank capacity following his exit from D.C. politics. "Historically, until its invasion of Kuwait, Iraq had been a showcase Soviet client state. Five months later, that client was being pounded by the largest Western air offensive since World War II - and its former patron was a diplomatic party to the onslaught. This specter was bound to have been chilling to other Soviet client states, who no doubt wondered about the durability and credibility of their association with Moscow." (p 401).
  • Bookseller: Montgomery Rare Books & Manuscripts US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 755
  • Title: The Politics of Diplomacy; Revolution, War and Peace
  • Author: James, Baker A. III with Thomas M. Defrank
  • Format/binding: Half black cloth with dark gray paper over boards and gilt titling on spine and authors signature in gilt on front cover
  • Book condition: Used - Fine
  • Jacket condition: very good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
  • Place: Naperville
  • Date published: 1995


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