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Reminiscences of William Averell Harriman : oral history, 1969.

Creator: Harriman, W. Averell 1891-1986.
Project: International negotiations project.
(see all project interviews)
Phys. Desc. :Transcript 353 leaves. Miscellaneous papers relating to oral history.
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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