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The Kirkpatrick Mission: Diplomacy Without Apology, America At The United Nations, 1981-1985
The Kirkpatrick Mission: Diplomacy Without Apology, America At The United Nations, 1981-1985
By Allan Gerson
The Free Press, 1991, 316 pp.

The author served as legal counsel and dedicated ideological admirer of Jeane J. Kirkpatrick during her tenure as U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations. The book is a crisp, feisty account of Ambassador Kirkpatrick's defense of American interests as she understood them and of her difficulties with the State Department. Informative on the Falklands war, policy toward Nicaragua, the Grenada intervention and other episodes.