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The Resource Our man : Richard Holbrooke and the end of the American century, George Packer

Our man : Richard Holbrooke and the end of the American century, George Packer

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Our man : Richard Holbrooke and the end of the American century
Title
Our man
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Richard Holbrooke and the end of the American century
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George Packer
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eng
Summary
From the award-winning author of The Unwinding-the vividly told saga of the ambition, idealism, and hubris of one of the most legendary and complicated figures in recent American history, set amid the rise and fall of U.S. power from Vietnam to Afghanistan Richard Holbrooke was brilliant, utterly self-absorbed, and possessed of almost inhuman energy and appetites. Admired and detested, he was the force behind the Dayton Accords that ended the Balkan wars, America's greatest diplomatic achievement in the post-Cold War era. His power lay in an utter belief in himself and his idea of a muscular, generous foreign policy. From his days as a young adviser in Vietnam to his last efforts to end the war in Afghanistan, Holbrooke embodied the postwar American impulse to take the lead on the global stage. But his sharp elbows and tireless self-promotion ensured that he never rose to the highest levels in government that he so desperately coveted. His story is thus the story of America during its era of supremacy: its strength, drive, and sense of possibility, as well as its penchant for overreach and heedless self-confidence. In Our Man, drawn from Holbrooke's diaries and papers, we are given a nonfiction narrative that is both intimate and epic in its revelatory portrait of this extraordinary and deeply flawed man and the elite spheres of society and government he inhabited
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RECBC
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1960-
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Packer, George
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Narrated by Joe Barrett
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1950-
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Barrett, Joe
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  • Holbrooke, Richard C
  • Diplomats
  • Ambassadors
  • Statesmen
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Our man : Richard Holbrooke and the end of the American century, George Packer
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https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100087&titleID=4097970
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  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local libraries
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (20 hr., 11 min.)
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online
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9780525637844
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unknown
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Z100140639
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unknown
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access
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
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a2806627-b5d0-4adb-a896-20da02d35aec
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(OCoLC)1103211723
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Label
Our man : Richard Holbrooke and the end of the American century, George Packer
Link
https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100087&titleID=4097970
Publication
Note
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local libraries
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (20 hr., 11 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780525637844
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Publisher number
Z100140639
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
a2806627-b5d0-4adb-a896-20da02d35aec
System control number
(OCoLC)1103211723
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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