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Book Review: Great Negotiations- Agreements that Changed the Modern World

Pin It Now! Great NegotiationsFredrik Stanton's Great Negotiations: Agreements that Changed the Modern World has done an fabulous job in giving a back-stage view of the interactions between the principal players of eight very important negotiations, namely:

* Franklin at the French Court in 1778:

* The Louisiana Purchase, 1803

* The Congress of Vienna 1814-1815

* The Portsmouth Treaty, 1905

* The Paris Peace Conference, 1919

* The Egyptian-Israeli Armistice Agreement, 1949

* The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962

* The Reykjavik Summit, 1986

Stanton's introduction begins: "Words as much as weapons, shape history. Whether to avert, assist, or secure the resolution of a conflict, in the modern age, diplomacy has had great triumphs and bitter failures."

Great Negotiations is an extremely well researched and well written book. It contains letters, diaries, and transcripts. I was excited to read this book but I expected it to be a collection of dry facts, but to my surprise it's not. Each negotiation is full of details that continually build the suspense. This book would make a great gift for anyone who enjoys history!

“I received a copy of this book to review and received no other form of compensation. My opinions are strictly my own.”


akritical said...

Thank you for your review. It's good to know it's not another boring list of facts but an interesting read.

MrsAshley said...

Yes, I was quite surprised. :)

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