Fragments of Our Time

Memoirs of a Diplomat

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Pages: 432

Trim size: 6.120in x 9.250in



Pub Date: 08/01/2019

ISBN: 9-780-8203-5707-2

List Price: $36.95


Pub Date: 11/01/1998

ISBN: 9-780-8203-2016-8

List Price: $54.95

Fragments of Our Time

Memoirs of a Diplomat

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As a high-ranking American diplomat during the Cold War, Martin J. Hillenbrand was witness to some of the most exciting moments in twentieth-century history. Fragments of Our Time is a richly detailed, gracefully written account of a career that spanned seven presidencies and more than half a century.

After stints in Africa and Asia, the bulk of Hillenbrand's career was spent in Europe. He recounts with authority his experiences in postwar Germany, his involvement with the Cuban missile crisis, his appointment as the first American ambassador to Hungary, and his posts as assistant secretary of state for European affairs and ambassador to Germany. Hillenbrand writes with a keen wit and discerning eye of the people and events that shaped contemporary American foreign policy.

A gracefully written diplomatic memoir by an important player in German-American relations.

—Randall B. Woods, author of Dawning of the Cold War: The United States' Quest for Order

Adds considerably to our knowledge of twentieth-century U.S. foreign policy.

—Lloyd C. Gardner, author of A Covenant with Power: America and World Order from Wilson to Reagan

About the Author/Editor

MARTIN J. HILLENBRAND is the Dean Rusk Professor of International Relations emeritus and codirector emeritus of the Center for International Trade and Security at the University of Georgia.