Playing God by Charles L. Mee Jr. Diplomacy
Used (good condition)
Savoy, IL, USA
Detailed item info
Height: 10 in.
Width: 6.5 in.
Thickness: 1 in.
Weight: 20 oz.
Recounts pivotal moments of diplomacy in which encounters between great leaders changed the future of the world
The author of Genius of the People recounts vivid narratives of pivotal moments of diplomacy in which encounters between the world's great leaders changed the future of the world.
PLAYING GOD Seven Fateful Moments When Great Men Met To Change The World by Charles L. Mee, Jr. This hardcover book with dustjacket has a complete numberline of 10-1 indicating it is a first edition first printing. It is in very good condition. The dustjacket shows slight wear. It has no tears and is not price clipped. The interior is bright, intact and unmarked. 269 pages.
Throughout time, leaders at the pinnacle of power--popes and kings, presidents and prime ministers, even czars and generals--have subscribed to the belief that they can change the course of history, not by the force of arms, but through charm, skillful negotiation, honesty, deceit, and all the other arts of peaceful human exchange.
Mee examines the uses of summitry, from the directness of Pope Leo's confrontation with Attila the Hun outside Rome to the theater of Henry VIII and Francis I's meeting on the Field of the Cloth of Gold; from the surprise encounter between Cortes and Moctezuma to the intricacies negotiated by Metternich and Talleyrand at the Congress of Vienna; from the ironies of Wilson, Clemenceau and LLoyd George's summit at the Paris Peace Conference to the unintended consequences of Chruchill, Stalin and Roosevelt's gathering at Yalta; and finally to Gorbachev's desperate appeal to the G7 nations in London to be included in their powerful club.
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