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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Aug 09, Will James added it. Vasile Baltac rated it really liked it Nov 25, Because there is no real narrative linkage to this book, I found that it was easy to pick up and put down again. Write a customer review. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Whilst some of his analysis of some of the major events of the s, 70s and 80s are only skin deep such as the Soviet invasion of AfghanistanDobrynin more than makes up for it with his own personal take on the policies and personalities that dominated both American and Soviet foreign rel An truly fantastic insight into the highest levels of the Cold War.

David rated it really liked it Apr 29, His total access to both superpowers’ most important policymakers gives him a unique perspective, and given so little of the top Soviet leaders’ autobiographies Krushchev being a strong exceptionthis is probably the best insider view the West will ever see. I enjoyed reading the Moscow perspective of our presidents and their staff from a source who could easily compare them all.


This monumental chronicle is a fundamental source on Soviet-American relations. Anatoly Dobrynin arrived in Washington, D. Get to Know Us. Read reviews that mention cold war behind the scenes soviet union cuban missile missile crisis view of the cold relations during the cold dobrynin ussr american presidents perspective russian country memoirs ambassador diplomatic countries famous leaders.

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Paperbackpages. By his flexibility, his ability to improvise, and his readiness to provide as well as seek out information, he soon established a remarkable rapport with a series of presidents and their advisors.

Crown; 1st ed edition September 11, Language: I felt to truly understand the negotiations and stretegies, one needed to better understand the strategies each country had with other states the book does do that to a small degreeqnatoly I suppose that is not the point of the book and would have deviated from Dobrynin’s first hand accounts.

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Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. Dobrynin makes no bones about being a communist and finds it difficult to understand the revulsion inspired by the Soviet Union’s record, but his candor, his extraordinary ability, and his sharp perceptions make this book an entertaining and important one.


Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. He met 6 presidents and can discuss them with first hand knowledge of their style and also their reactions they caused in Moscow.

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Published February 1st by University of Washington Press first published An interesting perspective on the Cold War. He is frustrated by Carter and Reagan and bemused by Brezezinski’s tough guy act towards the Soviet Union.

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

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. One person found this helpful. Across the Country with Molotov. Vu K rated it liked it Jun 25, This is why – despite all the anecdotes and bon mots – the most disturbing implication of Dobrynin’s memoirs for me is that intelligent, cultured people like Dobrynin allow themselves to ammorally deny the humanity of others in the name of self-serving ambition.

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