Kirkpatrick Mission (Diplomacy Wo Apology Ame at the United Nations 1981 to 85

4 avg rating
( 1 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780029116111: Kirkpatrick Mission (Diplomacy Wo Apology Ame at the United Nations 1981 to 85

The author, legal counsel to Jeanne Kirkpatrick during her years at the UN, argues that she played a crucial part in re-establishing the USA's prestige in world affairs, and in frustrating Soviet expansionism, thereby contributing to the liberation of Eastern Europe.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From Kirkus Reviews:

A firsthand account of the perils of American diplomacy at the UN during Jeane Kirkpatrick's tenure, written from Gerson's position as her expert in international law. Gerson's first ``unofficial'' assignment--to find a legal pretext for preventing an increase in the number of PLO observers at the UN--proved a lesson in behind-the-scenes politics, revealing hostility and poor communication between Kirkpatrick and her own boss, Secretary of State Haig, and widely diverging views among Kirkpatrick's advisers. For Gerson, the dismal state of affairs at the UN overshadowed any dissension in the ranks, however, and he represents this period as the nadir of American influence, when the US and Israel alone faced the mob-mannered diplomacy of the General Assembly and Security Council. Individual disasters appear as a series of case studies--the Falklands/Malvinas conflict, KAL-007, Grenada, the loss to Nicaragua in the International Court--but the primary emphasis remains on the Middle East, from the first debates on PLO observers to terrorist acts by both Arabs and Israelis, leading to Israel's invasion of Lebanon and the ensuing crisis in 1982. Unfortunately, here these moments of crisis often have the trappings of tawdry melodrama, with Kirkpatrick efficient and imperious, and Gerson either gravely analytical or boyishly breathless as the pair holds forth against un-American activity. Loosely joined, dulled by a siege mentality, and overstuffed with excerpts from UN meetings--but nevertheless an informed view of the neoconservative mind-set in American diplomatic circles during Reagan's first term. -- Copyright 1991, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

From Publishers Weekly:

When Jeane Kirkpatrick made her ambassadorial debut as permanent U.S. representative to the United Nations in 1981, that organization was, in her words, doing its best to "ignore, deplore, despise and revile" the United States. Speaking out forcefully on behalf of U.S. interests during successive international crises, she became a controversial figure worldwide. At the same time, she had to struggle to maintain her independent authority outside the State Department chain of command. Gerson, who served as Kirkpatrick's legal counsel during her 1981-1985 tenure, describes how Kirkpatrick represented U.S. interests during Israel's invasion of Lebanon and the U.S. intervention in Grenada, and how she dealt with the effort of the radical Arab states to expel Israel from the United Nations. This study of the interplay between international law and domestic politics, and between personality and policy in shaping foreign relations is an important contribution to the literature of modern diplomacy.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Gerson
Published by Free Press (1991)
ISBN 10: 0029116112 ISBN 13: 9780029116111
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Free Press, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0029116112

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 33.25
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Gerson
Published by Simon and Schuster
ISBN 10: 0029116112 ISBN 13: 9780029116111
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Simon and Schuster. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0029116112

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 33.43
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Allan Gerson
Published by Simon and Schuster (1991)
ISBN 10: 0029116112 ISBN 13: 9780029116111
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Simon and Schuster, 1991. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days.THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IP-9780029116111

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 35.90
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Gerson
ISBN 10: 0029116112 ISBN 13: 9780029116111
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. This item is Print on Demand - Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # POD_9780029116111

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 40.89
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Gerson
Published by Free Press (2017)
ISBN 10: 0029116112 ISBN 13: 9780029116111
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Print on Demand
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Free Press, 2017. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # P110029116112

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 38.76
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Gerson, Allan
Published by Free Press (2016)
ISBN 10: 0029116112 ISBN 13: 9780029116111
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Free Press, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9780029116111_lsuk

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 41.03
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.93
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Allan Gerson
Published by Simon and Schuster (1991)
ISBN 10: 0029116112 ISBN 13: 9780029116111
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Simon and Schuster, 1991. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our US warehouse in 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND.Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IP-9780029116111

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 38.81
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.47
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Allan Gerson
Published by SIMON SCHUSTER, United States (1991)
ISBN 10: 0029116112 ISBN 13: 9780029116111
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description SIMON SCHUSTER, United States, 1991. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 236 x 152 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. The author, legal counsel to Jeanne Kirkpatrick during her years at the UN, argues that she played a crucial part in re-establishing the USA s prestige in world affairs, and in frustrating Soviet expansionism, thereby contributing to the liberation of Eastern Europe. Bookseller Inventory # APC9780029116111

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 52.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Gerson
Published by Free Press (2017)
ISBN 10: 0029116112 ISBN 13: 9780029116111
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 7
Print on Demand
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Free Press, 2017. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # 0029116112

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 49.84
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Gerson
Published by Free Press (1991)
ISBN 10: 0029116112 ISBN 13: 9780029116111
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Free Press, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # INGM9780029116111

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 49.70
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book