America's Metternich

TITLE: KISSINGER: A BIOGRAPHY

AUTHOR: WALTER ISAACSON

PUBLISHER: SIMON & SCHUSTER; 893 PAGES; $30

THE BOTTOM LINE: An engrossing critical portrait of the former Secretary of State deftly analyzes the impact of the man's flaws on U.S. policy.

When Henry Kissinger returned to Germany in 1945 as a U.S. Army sergeant, he discovered a friend from Furth who had survived the concentration camps. He watched over him during his recovery, and when he left to live with an aunt in the U.S., Kissinger tried to prepare her. The survivors, he wrote, "had seen man from the most evil side. Who can...

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