Kissinger: A Biography und über 1,5 Millionen weitere Bücher verfügbar für Amazon Kindle. Erfahren Sie mehr

Neu kaufen

oder
Loggen Sie sich ein, um 1-Click® einzuschalten.
oder
Mit kostenloser Probeteilnahme bei Amazon Prime. Melden Sie sich während des Bestellvorgangs an.
Gebraucht kaufen
Gebraucht - Gut Informationen anzeigen
Preis: EUR 13,90

oder
 
   
Jetzt eintauschen
und EUR 3,73 Gutschein erhalten
Eintausch
Alle Angebote
Möchten Sie verkaufen? Hier verkaufen
Der Artikel ist in folgender Variante leider nicht verfügbar
Keine Abbildung vorhanden für
Farbe:
Keine Abbildung vorhanden

 
Beginnen Sie mit dem Lesen von Kissinger: A Biography auf Ihrem Kindle in weniger als einer Minute.

Sie haben keinen Kindle? Hier kaufen oder eine gratis Kindle Lese-App herunterladen.

Kissinger: A Biography [Englisch] [Taschenbuch]

Walter Isaacson
4.2 von 5 Sternen  Alle Rezensionen anzeigen (4 Kundenrezensionen)
Statt: EUR 16,00
Jetzt: EUR 15,95 kostenlose Lieferung. Siehe Details.
  Alle Preisangaben inkl. MwSt.
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Nur noch 10 auf Lager (mehr ist unterwegs).
Verkauf und Versand durch Amazon. Geschenkverpackung verfügbar.
Lieferung bis Freitag, 1. August: Wählen Sie an der Kasse Morning-Express. Siehe Details.

Weitere Ausgaben

Amazon-Preis Neu ab Gebraucht ab
Kindle Edition EUR 11,44  
Gebundene Ausgabe --  
Taschenbuch EUR 15,95  
Audio CD, Audiobook EUR 35,35  

Kurzbeschreibung

27. September 2005
By the time Henry Kissinger was made secretary of state in 1973, he had become, according to the Gallup Poll, the most admired person in America and one of the most unlikely celebrities ever to capture the world's imagination. Yet Kissinger was also reviled by large segments of the American public, ranging from liberal intellectuals to conservative activists. Kissinger explores the relationship between this complex man's personality and the foreign policy he pursued. Drawing on extensive interviews with Kissinger as well as 150 other sources, including U.S. presidents and his business clients, this first full-length biography makes use of many of Kissinger's private papers and classified memos to tell his uniquely American story. The result is an intimate narrative, filled with surprising revelations, that takes this grandly colorful statesman from his childhood as a persecuted Jew in Nazi Germany, through his tortured relationship with Richard Nixon, to his later years as a globe-trotting business consultant.

Hinweise und Aktionen

  • Amazon Trade-In: Tauschen Sie Ihre gebrauchten Bücher gegen einen Amazon.de Gutschein ein - wir übernehmen die Versandkosten. Mehr erfahren


Wird oft zusammen gekauft

Kissinger: A Biography + Einstein: His Life and Universe + Benjamin Franklin: An American Life
Preis für alle drei: EUR 42,70

Die ausgewählten Artikel zusammen kaufen

Kunden, die diesen Artikel gekauft haben, kauften auch


Produktinformation

  • Taschenbuch: 896 Seiten
  • Verlag: Simon & Schuster; Auflage: Reissue (27. September 2005)
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ISBN-10: 0743286979
  • ISBN-13: 978-0743286978
  • Größe und/oder Gewicht: 23,4 x 15,7 x 4,1 cm
  • Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 4.2 von 5 Sternen  Alle Rezensionen anzeigen (4 Kundenrezensionen)
  • Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 67.321 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)

Mehr über den Autor

Entdecken Sie Bücher, lesen Sie über Autoren und mehr

Produktbeschreibungen

Pressestimmen

"Endlessly fascinating...A brilliant and disturbing study of power."
-- The New York Times

"Confirms Kissinger's place as one of the great international players, and takes him down a peg as well....Kissinger will rave about the parts he likes and rage about the rest....This makes for compulsive reading."
-- Peter Jennings, ABC News

"Wonderful, entertaining, definitive biography."
-- Los Angeles Times Book Review

"Meticulously researched, intelligent and fair...a book full of insights."
-- The Washington Post

"A solidly researched, richly textured, and extremely readable account of a man in dramatic times who seemed bigger than life."
-- The Boston Sunday Globe

Synopsis

This biography of Henry Kissinger, America's most controversial Secretary of State, draws on 150 interviews - including more than 24 extensive sessions with Kissinger - this biography takes Kissinger from his childhood as a presecuted Jew in Nazi Germany through to his career as Secretary of State and his present job as a globe-trotting business consultant. Interviews with Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, H.R. Haldeman, Russian diplomats, cabinet colleagues, disillusioned aides, political adversaries and childhood friends and business colleagues are included. -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.

Welche anderen Artikel kaufen Kunden, nachdem sie diesen Artikel angesehen haben?


In diesem Buch (Mehr dazu)
Ausgewählte Seiten ansehen
Buchdeckel | Copyright | Inhaltsverzeichnis | Auszug | Stichwortverzeichnis
Hier reinlesen und suchen:

Kundenrezensionen

3 Sterne
0
2 Sterne
0
1 Sterne
0
4.2 von 5 Sternen
4.2 von 5 Sternen
Die hilfreichsten Kundenrezensionen
5 von 5 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich
4.0 von 5 Sternen Gelungene Biographie 19. August 1999
Von Ein Kunde
Format:Gebundene Ausgabe
Das Buch "Kissinger" von Walter Isaacson ist eine außerordentlich gelungene Biographie eines großen Staatsmannes und Menschen. Isaacson zeichnet die verschiedenen Stationen des ereignisreichen Lebensweges von Kissinger auf und schafft es dabei den komplizierten und z.T. widersprüchlichen Charakter Kissingers in vielen Details in der Tiefe herauszuarbeiten. Höhepunkt bildet dabei das schwierige Verhältnis des Außenministers Kissinger zu seinem Präsidenten und seiner Arbeit als amerikanischer Außenminister. Die durchaus eigenständige, eventuell auch nebulöse Außenpolitik Kissingers im komplizierten Wechselspiel der Mächte des kalten Krieges wird herausgearbeitet. Ebenso werden aber auch die Details eines selbständigen, durchaus auch schwierigen Seiten der Charakters von Henry Kissinger beleuchtet, der wie wenige Staatsmänner zuvor die Außenpolitik seines Landes geprägt hat. Dieses Buch ist zu empfehlen für alle, die sich mit durchaus noch aktueller Zeitgeschichte beschäftigen und über den globalen Blick hinaus auch die Tiefen der einzelnen Charaktere begreifen wollen, die im Rahmen der globalen Politik durchaus unsere Kultur und Politik und somit unser aller Leben mit beeinflußt haben. Henry Kissinger ist mit Sicherheit eine der wenigen Personen, die diesem Kreis zuzurechnen ist. (Dies ist eine Amazon.de an der Uni-Studentenrezension.)
War diese Rezension für Sie hilfreich?
4 von 4 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich
5.0 von 5 Sternen Eine Biographie zum Frühstück 16. August 2010
Format:Gebundene Ausgabe
Die Biographie von Walter Isaacson über Henry A. Kissinger - ehemals Aussenminister und nationaler Sicherheitsberater in der Zeit von Nixon und Ford - hat unter der Sekundärliteratur zu Kissinger immer noch eine Sonderstellung. Auch wenn sie 1992 verfasst wurde und somit nur die ersten beiden Memoiren des berühmten Diplomaten deutscher Herkunft thematisiert, so ist die Analyse zur Persönlichkeit Kissinger und dem Bezug zur Macht oder US-Aussenpolitik zeitlos. Die 1999 erschienen Memoiren "Jahre der Erneuerung" von Kissinger geben zwar bezüglich Chile (1973, Allende), Naher Osten und Vietnampolitik der USA etwas andere Schwerpunkte her - doch die unmittelbar nach den 70er Jahren erschienen ersten Memoiren sind dermassen tiefgründig analysiert worden von Isaacson, dass die immer noch hinzukommenden Publikationen Kissingers nicht markant vom evozierten Bild in der Biographie abweichen. Erst nach dem Ableben des Diplomaten und dem Zugang zu mehr Archiven wäre es möglich, dass Isaacson revidiert werden müsste - doch bis dahin geht es noch eine geraume Zeit.
War diese Rezension für Sie hilfreich?
3 von 3 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich
4.0 von 5 Sternen Kritische und gut lesbare Biographie 23. November 1999
Von Ein Kunde
Format:Gebundene Ausgabe
Henry Kissinger ist zweifellos eine der einflussreichsten Persoenlichkeiten der internationalen politischen Szenen der Nachkriegszeit. Die Biographie von Walter Isaacson zeichnet ein lebhaftes und spannendes Bild des bewegten Lebens des gebuertigen Deutschen. Hoch anzurechnen ist dem Autor, das er immer eine kritische Distanz zu dem oft nicht gerade kleinen Ego des Havard Studenten, Professors und amerikanischen Aussenministers bewahrt. Sowohl sein persoenliches Verhalten, als auch seine politische Erfolge und Misserfolge, werden immer mit dem noetigen Abstand und einer angenehmen Ausgewogenheit behandelt. Bei alle dem bleibt das Buch immer spannend und interessant zu lesen, da grosse Politik und persoenliches Leben im richtigen verhaeltnis zu einander stehen. (Dies ist eine Amazon.de an der Uni-Studentenrezension.)
War diese Rezension für Sie hilfreich?
4.0 von 5 Sternen Naja 18. Mai 2014
Von Christian
Format:Gebundene Ausgabe|Verifizierter Kauf
Vielleicht liegt es an den Übersetzer, aber ich finde es etwas zäh. Sehr konzentriertes Lesen ist notwendig im Gegensatz zu seinem Werk über Steven Jobs.
Ich lese zur Zeit Einstein nebenbei im Original und finde es trotz AE leichter zu lesen.
Fazit: Buch wahrscheinlich i.O., Übersetzung eher misslungen, hier wurde eine bessere Übersetzung vielleicht dem Werke gut tun.
War diese Rezension für Sie hilfreich?
Die hilfreichsten Kundenrezensionen auf Amazon.com (beta)
Amazon.com: 4.5 von 5 Sternen  44 Rezensionen
78 von 81 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich
5.0 von 5 Sternen An uncompromising look at an important statesman 7. Dezember 1999
Von James Schoonmaker - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format:Taschenbuch
As Walter Isaacson will tell you, Kissinger is the sort of man who will draw polar reactions from people-- you either love him or hate him. This makes it difficult to write an objective biography of him while still providing useful commentary. Isaacson succeeds brilliantly. Although he is very penetrating in analyzing Kissinger's techniques and views as National Security Advisor and later as Secretary of State, he stops short of giving us his views on whether they were good and bad, focusing instead on whether or not they worked, and what reaction they provoked. This leaves the reader to form their own opinion on whether or not Kissinger was justified in his actions, or if his policies were the best ones. This is as it should be-- Kissinger is too complex a subject and too emotional a topic to be fed someone else's reaction to his actions. Isaacson points out the successes of Kissinger's noted duplicity and his pragmatic, sometimes ruthless, worldview, as well as the negative reactions it often drew, but leaves the reader to decide their own opinion. What Isaacson does is provides an excellent insight into Kissinger's complex personality, as well as an analysis of his foreign policy, the effects of his personality on his policy, and the options available to him. I have never seen a better guide to Kissinger and his policies.
29 von 30 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich
5.0 von 5 Sternen Extraordinary Biography 15. Januar 2007
Von JoeV - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format:Gebundene Ausgabe
This book has sat on my shelf unread for years - I think because I'm somewhat leery of "contemporary" biographies. Just another error in judgment on my part - this is an excellent book. (A back cover review describes it as "riveting" and that's not far off - I found it difficult to put this book down.)

It's all here - the chronology - Kissinger's family's escape from Nazi tyranny, Kissinger's time in the armed services, Harvard, Rockefeller - with the bulk of the book, (understandably so), covering Kissinger's life and times in the Nixon administration - including the bizarre relationship that only these two men could have had.

As for concerns about objectivity, the author addresses this in his introduction - how can a reader not come to this book without preconceived notions/opinions on such controversial/polarizing topics as Watergate, the Vietnam War, détente, etc. - I found the writing to be fair as well as extremely engaging.

Concerning "gossipy" issues - the subject's thin skin, temper tantrums, zeal for secrecy, back-biting, etc. - and "real-politik" issues - China, the USSR, the Paris Peace Talks - All deftly covered in this book combining anecdotes, news reports, analysis, and behind the scenes sources. Kissinger's place in history is up for time to tell - this biography's place is secure. If you're debating about reading this book - don't - pick it up and start it - you won't be disappointed.
23 von 25 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich
5.0 von 5 Sternen Engrossing, entertaining, disturbing 28. Februar 2005
Von T. Graczewski - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format:Taschenbuch
It's impossible to write a completely objective biography on a contempory and highly controversial figure - but Walter Isaacson has come decently close with "Kissinger."

This massive best-seller is a wild, often uproarious and always entertaining read. Isaacson traces Kissinger from his turbulent childhood in Nazi Germany, his formative years in the US Army during the Second World War and his storied tenure as a Harvard underclassman, graduate student and imperious young professor. He presents Kissinger as undeniably brilliant yet completely insecure, callous and driven by unbridled ambition. His ultimate success as an academic, a bureaucrat and a statesman were all attributable to an uncommon mix of exceptional talent, incredible hard-work and constant manipulation.

Isaacson highlights Kissinger's academic focus on 19th century European diplomacy and attempts to show how the method and practice of Napoleonic era foreign secretaries such as Metternich directly influenced his behavior as National Security Advisor and Secretary of State. His attempts to centralize power and decision-making across all facets of foreign policy result in some of the most entertaining pieces of the biography: Kissinger's bizarre relationship with his boss, Richard Nixon. For instance, Isaacson tells how Kissinger always did his best to keep Nixon away from direct meetings with foreign leaders and diplomats, citing the president's "Walter Mitty tendencies" - as if the chief executive's desire to play an intimate role in his administration's foreign policy were ominous signs of delusions of grandeur. He also describes how the totalitarian leadership in the Soviet Union and North Vietnam were often befuddled by the incessant use of back-channel contacts and covert diplomatic horse-trading proposed by Kissinger and the Nixon White House. Finally, Isaacson's description of a maudlin Nixon begging Kissinger to kneel and pray with him in the White House on the eve of his resignation is simply unforgettable.

In the end, the best description of Kissinger is the one Isaacson writes in the final pages of his biography: "...[Kissinger's] mixture of brilliance and abrasiveness, ego and insecurity, charm and furtiveness, humor and ambition had made him, for better and for worse, one of the premier stars of his era."
10 von 11 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich
4.0 von 5 Sternen A Decent Biography 5. Februar 2004
Von John Jefferson - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format:Gebundene Ausgabe
Walter Isaacson simply set out to chronicle and highlight to the life and times of Henry Kissinger. What resulted was one of the most comprehensive, insightful, and nonpartisan biographies of the field. Isaacson draws extensively from Kissinger's own memoirs, Years of Upheaval, White House Years, and Years of Renewal, as well as other works written by Kissinger. However, Isaacson also uses other secondary sources written by authors sympathetic and unsympathetic to the former Secretary of State. Yet Isaacson doesn't narrow his focus to any particular period of time in Kissinger's life or career. He details Kissinger's experiences as a university student at Harvard, as a professor there, then as a prominent government figure, then into a full blown public position as National Security Advisor and then Secretary of State. Isaacson does not shy away from controversial topics in or facets of Kissinger's life. He mentions Kissinger's standing as a jet-setter, courting the heads of state and traveling the world, solving, or working to solve, major world problems such as the Vietnam war, the Yom Kippur War, problems with the Soviet Union, and many more. Part of what makes Isaacson's biography a work of quality is his attention to the lesser known events in which Kissinger was a major player. It is up to the reader to judge whether or not Kissinger is biased, manipulative, or any of the other range of qualities, positive or negative, on which Isaacson sheds light. Isaacson, although judgmental at times, simply provides enough material or direction for any reader to make such a choice. It is more than likely that Kissinger is a polarizing figure of such magnitude that any author or biographer simply cannot resist the temptation to judge. Isaacson's work remains, in spite of any judging, a must-have resource for any reader set on inquiring into Kissinger's life and career. It is a very thorough introductory survey of Kissinger despite any shortcomings.
8 von 8 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich
5.0 von 5 Sternen Henry Kissinger--A Fair Biography 21. Mai 2007
Von Steven A. Peterson - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format:Taschenbuch|Verifizierter Kauf
Walter Isaacson, who has written esteemed biographies of Benjamin Franklin, The Wise Men, and Einstein, tackles the complex character of Henry Kissinger, academic, diplomat, and consultant. Kissinger is a difficult character to pin down, as Isaacson notes. He was devious, self-promoting, self-deprecating, intelligent, ambitious, and successful. The author interviewed over 150 people--including Kissinger himself--to gather information for this lengthy volume (767 pages of text).

At the outset, Isaacson says (page 9): "Three decades after he left office, Henry Kissinger continues to exert a fascinating hold on the public imagination as well as intellectual sway over the nation's foreign policy conversation." He was a well-known apostle of "Realpolitik," emphasizing doing what had to be done to advance the national interest, balancing power with power, concerned more with accomplishing things than getting caught up in ideology and morality. Again, a realist as opposed to an idealist. And this is the tension that is described throughout the course of this powerful volume (page 15): ". . .Kissinger had an instinctive feel. . .for power and for creating a new global balance that could help America cope with its withdrawal syndrome after Vietnam. But it was not matched by a similar feel for the strength to be derived from the openness of America's democratic system or for the moral values that are the true source of its global influence."

The book begins with a brief early biography of Kissinger, including the misery he experienced after the Nazis came to power and the departure of his immediate family from Germany when they came to understand how inhospitable that country was becoming for Jews. The book also notes that many of his relatives died during World War II, part of the Holocaust. There follows the tale of his adolescence, his military service, his graduate study, and his promising academic career.

But the major portion of this book focuses on his role as National Security Advisor and then Secretary of State under Richard Nixon's presidency and Secretary of State under Gerald Ford. There is a relatively brief discussion in several chapters of his life after Nixon-Ford, as consultant, commentator, intellectual-without-portfolio.

After having worked with Nelson Rockefeller as an advisor, it is somewhat surprising that he ended up serving one of Rocky's antagonists, Richard Nixon. The book traces the odd relationship between Nixon and Kissinger. Sometimes hard-edged and combative, sometimes oddly supportive of one another. The secretive Nixon and Kissinger as lone cowboy accomplished a great deal in foreign policy; however, their penchant for secrecy also created problems of its own. Kissinger could be viewed is devious (for telling different people things in such a way as for each to think that Kissinger was on his/her side), but he also earned the trust of many leaders as he invented "shuttle diplomacy." Leaders might become exasperated with his style and his deviousness, but he was effective in a number of key instances. Examples worth exploring and reflecting upon in the book include the negotiations with North Vietnam to extricate the United States from a quagmire of its own making; the effort to end the Yom Kippur War in a manner that would stabilize the Middle East; the opening to China; détente with the Soviet Union.

This is a biography that is worth investing time and energy into. It portrays Kissinger, warts and all, in a manner that illuminates this complicated individual. On some pages, one will think of railing against him; on other pages, one may well feel admiration for his strengths and accomplishments.
Waren diese Rezensionen hilfreich?   Wir wollen von Ihnen hören.
Kundenrezensionen suchen
Nur in den Rezensionen zu diesem Produkt suchen

Kunden diskutieren

Das Forum zu diesem Produkt
Diskussion Antworten Jüngster Beitrag
Noch keine Diskussionen

Fragen stellen, Meinungen austauschen, Einblicke gewinnen
Neue Diskussion starten
Thema:
Erster Beitrag:
Eingabe des Log-ins
 

Kundendiskussionen durchsuchen
Alle Amazon-Diskussionen durchsuchen
   


Ähnliche Artikel finden


Ihr Kommentar