HISTORICAL NOTES: How Kissinger Handled a War

Yet when he is out there on the stage, being cheered as a global lion-tamer, he cannot resist the temptation to join in the applause. Once at a large Washington dinner a man walked up to him and said, "Dr. Kissinger, I want to thank you for saving the world." "You 're welcome," he replied.

So concludes the introduction to Kissinger, a breezy, sometimes biting but largely admiring and affectionate portrait of the Secretary of State in action to be published August 23 by Little, Brown. Its authors are CBS Correspondents Marvin and...

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