IN CONFIDENCE: Moscow’s Ambassador to America’s Six Cold War Presidents. User Review – Kirkus. Dobrynin, Soviet ambassador to the US from to. Anatoly Dobrynin arrived in Washington in He was only forty-three, the youngest man ever to serve as Soviet ambassador to the United States. Amazingly. ANATOLY DOBRYNIN’S “In Confidence” is surely the most revealing account of the 40 years of the cold war to have come out of Russia. On the.

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Dobrynin blames Gorbachev for diplomatic blunders that led to the fall of the Soviet Union. His memoirs dobryniin include the Soviet reactions to many famous incidents, including the Cuban Missile Crisis and the shootdown of Korean Air Lines flight I dnf’d it since I had to return it to the library, but I will ultimately probably buy a copy of this book and finish it that way where I can leave it on my shelf for a year and pick it up pages at a time.

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Matthew DeMint rated it really liked it Aug 18, My Diplomatic Career Begins. He was only forty-three, the youngest man ever to serve as Soviet ambassador to the United States. You’re not going to get a lot of detail on the major events such as Cuba or Vietnam, but you do get to learn how the talks worked – or didn’t work – in the behind the scenes discussions between the two countries regarding said events. Ben rated it liked it Jun 05, Other editions – View all In Confidence: Because there is no real narrative linkage to this book, I found that it was easy to pick up and put down again.


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It is because he was in America so long, and privy to both American sentiment and Russian diplomatic policy and strategy that this is so vital for Cold War understanding. Share your thoughts with other customers. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

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Write a customer review. He is clearly bitter when Gorbachev recalled him and kicked him upstairs to a powerless post in the USSR. A Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Sarah rated it anatloy liked it Aug 10, Dobrynin writes vividly of Moscow from inside the Politburo, but In Confidence is mainly a story of Washington at the highest levels. Paradoxically, Dobrynin also credits Reagan for dpbrynin a dialogue with Moscow during his second term. Contents My Diplomatic Career Begins.


In moderate language, the diplomat who strove above all to maintain cordial relations between the two superpowers discusses the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Vietnam War, Afghanistan, and the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia. He represented the Soviet Union, not a democracy. Dobryn Anatoly Anayoly arrived in Washington, D. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Buy the selected items together This item: Anatoly Dobrynin gives an unrivaled account of his time as Soviet Ambassador to Washington from the Kennedy to the Reagan Administration.

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I gave the book 4 stars because the book is somewhat linear in the sense it covers US-Soviet relations in a time of confidenfe global politics. Dobrynin cojfidence Bobby Kennedy was an immature alarmist. The nation that he repesented was a closed society that erected the Berlin Wall, indoctrinated its citizens in Marxist dogma and abused psychology and any science to keep its citizens obediant. Mark Schrad rated it really liked it Aug 08, Dobrynin’s memoir reads surprisingly well for this type of book, even as he goes into detail about specific meetings, crises, and American and Soviet personalities.

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