America and Russia in a Changing World by W. Averell Harriman

1st Edition

Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket: Good. 1971. Doubleday, Garden City. 1st Edition. Stock Image.

Dust Jacket dirty and a bit scuffed, else would be in good+ condition. Interior clean and unmarked.

Drawing on his experience as a United States Ambassador to Russia, and on his many years as America's most distinguished roving ambassador, Averell Harriman tells of the many diplomatic conferences he has attended - most recently the Paris Peace Talks - and his personal relations with Soviet leaders. He explains why the course of American diplomacy plains since World War II has been a history of both brilliance and incompetence in dealing with the Communist world. Here he shows - from the inside - the intricacies of dissonant peace conferences and tells why he believes that some acclaimed American figures have been diplomatic bunglers while others were and still are heroes. Probing deeply into the fundamental issues separating the two super-states, Governor Harriman's hopes for an American and Soviet re-alignment are tempered with a sensitive feeling for mankind's limitations. W. Averell Harriman was born in New York City and graduated from Yale University. He was the chief executive officer of both the Union Pacific and Illinois Central Railroads. Ambassador to the Soviet Union under Roosevelt and Ambassador to Great Britain and Secretary of commerce under Truman. After serving as Governor of New York State, he was named Ambassador-at-large Affairs by John F. Kennedy, who often remarked that the Governor had held more important posts than anyone since John Quincy Adams. Lyndon Johnson appointed him Chief Delegate to the Paris Peace Talks in 1968.