William J. Burns - The Back Channel: A Memoir of American Diplomacy and the Case for Its Renewal — in conversation with Evan Osnos

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Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

President of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Burns has one of the most impressive records of any career diplomat. During his thirty-plus-years in the U.S. Foreign Service, he worked under five presidents, serving as ambassador to Jordan and Russia as well as undersecretary of state and assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern Affairs. His memoir, which draws on newly declassified material, is an invaluable inside look at American diplomacy from the end of the Cold War to the secret nuclear talks with Iran, offering a new perspective on a range of events and figures; Burns’s presentation of the “Perfect Storm” unleashed by the Iraq War alone is bound to reshape future discussions. Burns will be in conversation with Evan Osnos, author of the National Book Award winning Age of Ambition.

 

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Non Fiction
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$32.00
ISBN: 9780525508861
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Published: Random House - March 12th, 2019

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