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Reminiscences of William Averell Harriman, 1969

Creator: Harriman, W. Averell 1891-1986
Project: International negotiations project.
(see all project interviews)
Phys. Desc. :transcript: 353 pages
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Government official

Scope and Contents

Extensive discussion of process of international negotiations with illustrations from his diplomatic career, especially the test ban agreement, World War II conferences, Vietnam peace talks; effects of national and world opinion; roles of the military, Congress, and the press; choice of negotiating personnel, training for professional diplomats; assessment of the use of the Presidency in international affairs, 1933-1969; "Good officer" experiences: Iran oil concession case and India-Pakistan disputes. Many vignettes of international leaders


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