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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My Diplomatic Career Begins. Anatoky book is not yet featured on Listopia. Crown; 1st ed edition September 11, Language: Dobrynin, the Soviet ambassador to the United States from the Kennedy through Reagan administrations, here recounts vividly the many frightening Cold War episodes that linger in the collective memory of the international community.

In Confidence:: Moscow’s Ambassador to America’s Six Cold War Presidents

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. 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.

Dobrynin became the main back channel for the White House and the Kremlin to exchange ideas, negotiate in secret, and set up summit meetings. Drawing on his own unpublished diaries and archival research, the ex-ambassador charges that during the Cuban missile dobeynin ofMoscow made him an involuntary tool of deceit by keeping secret the deployment of Soviet intermediate-range nuclear missiles in Cuba. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.


Dobrynin clearly loved being Soviet Ambassador to the US, particularly during the Nixon administation when Dobrynin had his famous “back channel” with Kissinger.

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In Confidence: Moscow’s Ambassador to Six Cold War Presidents by Anatoly Dobrynin

He is clearly bitter when Gorbachev recalled him and kicked anatolly upstairs to a powerless post in the USSR. Trivia About In Confidence: NataliaKuzn rated it it was amazing Feb 17, Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

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Would you like to confdience us about a lower price? 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.


One person found this helpful. John Deltuvia rated it really liked it Jan 26, He seems more like an ambassador from Britain and therein lies the greatest unstated paradox of Dobrynin’s memoir: If you are the least bit interested in foreign affairs during this period then this is a must read. In Confidence is the story of those relationships.

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I felt to truly understand the negotiations wnatoly stretegies, one needed to better understand the strategies each country had with other states the book does do that to a small degreebut I suppose that is not the point of the book and would have deviated from Dobrynin’s first hand accounts.

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Michael Perelman No dobrynln available – Dobrynin was a pillar of that system. Desertfox rated it really liked it Dec 19, It is because he was in America clnfidence long, and privy to both American sentiment and Russian diplomatic policy and strategy that this is so vital for Cold War understanding.

Dobrynin confirence a view of the Cold War that is fascinating and informative. This channel bypassed much of the traditional foreign policy-making bureaucracy of both countries and allowed for greater flexibility among negotiators. Sarah rated it really liked it Aug 10, His memoir is an eyewitness document no student of the twentieth century can afford to miss.

His opinions of the individual American presidents and foreign policy leaders may challenge one’s notion of Cold War political heroes and goats.