Kissinger by Walter Isaacson


Review: Walter Isaacson is a master of the biography. He wrote Steve Job’s biography. If you like that, you’ll love this!

Just finished reading the biography of Henry Kissinger, who was in charge of American foreign policy under Richard Nixon. Kissinger architected the first meeting with Mao, the thawing of relations between the US and China, and the policy of detente.

Kissinger was a complex, troubled man, who was both brilliant, paranoid and devious. The author, Isaacson, did an amazing job at capturing Kissinger’s personality and explaining the complex political environment he operated in.

This is a MUST READ for anyone who loves biographies or is interested in foreign policy.

Rating: ★★★★★

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