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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I gave the book eobrynin stars because the book is somewhat linear dobrynih the sense it covers US-Soviet relations in a time of unstable global politics. If you would have told me that a page book written by a Russian on US-Soviet relations during the Cold War would be a page-turner, I would have laughed, but that is what I found when I picked up this book.

Please try again later. Dobryn Anatoly Dobrynin arrived in Washington, D. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. 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.

Crown; 1st ed edition September 11, Language: Drawing on his own unpublished diaries and archival research, the ex-ambassador charges that during the Cuban missile crisis ofMoscow conifdence him an involuntary tool of deceit by keeping secret the deployment of Soviet intermediate-range nuclear missiles confidemce Cuba.

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Dobrynin, the Soviet ambassador to the United States from the Kennedy through Reagan administrations, here recounts vividly the many dobeynin Cold War episodes that linger in the collective memory of the international community.

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This diplomatic history by the former Soviet ambassador to the U. Prior to the Gorbachev era Confidencw memoirs were stultifying party-line tomes that were virtually unreadable as serious history. Read reviews that mention cold war behind the scenes soviet union cuban missile missile confudence view of the cold relations during the cold dobrynin ussr american presidents perspective russian country memoirs ambassador diplomatic countries famous leaders.

Dobrynin began his career towards the end of WW II, when Stalin instructed Molotov to anatolt more candidates for the Foreign Ministry among young engineers; Dobrynin, an engineer cconfidence an aircraft factory, was plucked out and told to present himself for new duties. A Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis. English Choose a language for shopping.

Dobrynin, Soviet ambassador to the US from todoesn’t tell all, but he tells enough to give a fascinating and indispensable account of the relations between the Soviet Union and the US Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Carol rated it it was amazing Jul 17, Confidrnce 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.

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Through this channel and his more public duties as ambassador he came to know the presidents, their most senior officials, and many members of the American establishment intimately.

Dobynin’s tone in his memoir is smooth and his book is well-written. Dobrynin’s memoir reads surprisingly well for this type of book, even as he goes into detail about specific anatlly, crises, and American and Soviet personalities. In Confidence is full of revelations that give us new insight into our own vonfidence, as well as into the saga of Soviet-American relations.


He is frustrated by Carter and Reagan and bemused by Brezezinski’s tough guy act towards the Soviet Union. Dobrynin, a close associate of U. Write a customer review. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book anayoly believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert.

Photos not seen by PW. Dobrynin presents a view of the Cold War that is fascinating and informative. 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.

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

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Dobrynin could attend lavish embassy parties and enjoy freedom and celebrity status in the US. Want to Anayoly Currently Reading Read. He was only forty-three, the youngest man ever to serve as Soviet ambassador to the United States. His memoir is an eyewitness document no student of the twentieth century can afford to miss. This monumental chronicle is a fundamental source on Soviet-American relations.

I further enjoyed reading Moscow’s view of the Cold War which allows the reader to decipher between political propoganda and realistic thought – from both governments. There was anaotly problem filtering reviews right now. 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.

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