At the Highest Levels, by Michael R. Beschloss and Strobe Talbott
In 1989 the historian Michael Beschloss and the journalist Strobe Talbott
quietly asked a large number of American and Soviet officials if they would speak with us on a regular basis about what was happening within and between their two governments; many consented, on the condition that we not identify them as sources.
The result, At the Highest Levels, is less a book than a compilation of memos on conversations. It may also be an unprecedented triumph of tattletaling. And since President Clinton has appointed one of the authors, Strobe Talbott, as his super-envoy to Eurasia, it may be, as well, a guide to future U.S. policy. But this does not make it history.
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