Reminiscences of Richard Townsend Davies : oral history, 1980.
|Creator: ||Davies, Richard T. 1920-2005.||Project: ||Individual interviews oral history collection. |
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|Phys. Desc. :||Transcript: 514 leaves. Tape: 10 reels. Miscellaneous papers relating to oral history.|
|Location: ||Columbia Center for Oral History|
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Early Foreign Service assignments: Warsaw, 1947-49, Moscow, 1952-53, Kabul, 1955-58; Public Affairs officer, State Department, 1958-61: Nixon's trip to Eastern Europe, Khrushchev's trip to America; director, Soviet and Eastern Europe Section, United States Information Agency, 1965-68: trade fairs and uses of propaganda; Ambassador, Poland 1972-76; disagreement with George Keenan's containment policy and attempt to publishe controversial article, "After Containment, What?", 1952; John F. Kennedy and creation of Operation Center; role of Robert F. Kennedy in Bay of Pigs and Cuban Missile Crisis; Nixon-Kissinger Soviet policy: Soviet Jewry, aborted defection of Simas Kudirka; impressions of George Keenan, Angus Ward, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Nikita Khrushchev, Henry Kissinger, Llewellyn Thompson.
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