The Back Channel: A Memoir of American Diplomacy and the Case for Its Renewal by William J. Burns

Written by one of the great statesmen of our time, Burns – who retired from public service in 2014 as Deputy Secretary of State after 34 years as a diplomat – provides a clear-eyed, first person account of the highs and lows of American foreign policy in recent decades. Read this book to understand how we as a nation stand in the world now, how we got to this point, and what our future diplomatic ties could entail.

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