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Jim Himes's Top Book Recommendations

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From America's "secret diplomatic weapon" (The Atlantic), comes a memoir of service for five Presidents and ten Secretaries of State, an impassioned argument for renewing diplomacy as the tool of first resort in American statecraft.

Ambassador William J. Burns is the most distinguished and admired American diplomat of his generation. Over the course of four decades, he played a central role in the most consequential diplomatic episodes of his time--from the bloodless end of the Cold War to post-Cold War relations with Putin's Russia, from post-9/11 tumult in the...
Recommended by Jim Himes, Michael Mcfaul, and 2 others.

Jim HimesThis is enormously disappointing. Bill Burns may very well be the least “crazy” person in Washington. His book “The Back Channel” is a must read for those interested in foreign policy. (Source)

Michael McfaulWant to read the best book on diplomacy published in a long while, get Bill Burn's Back Channel. (Source)

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