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Om Tchaikovsky 19
"Readers will discover the failures of Kissingers policy of detente in the early 1970s, the mistaken departure from Carters balanced policy toward China and the USSR, and the near-collapse of the embassy due to intelligence failures"-Foreign Service Journal. "Obers book recounts it all, along with the personalities and events of the time now mostly forgotten: dissidents and refuseniks, Victor and Jennifer Louis, Nina and Ed Stevens, U.S.-Soviet summits, microwaves, bugged buildings and typewriters, fires, spy dust and spy mania . . . Its all there, the pageant of U.S. Embassy Moscow 1970-90, a place so unlike todays walled air- conditioned, high-rise embassy fortress a block away as to beggar the imagination."-Richard Gilbert, AmericanDiplomacy. org"You have wonderfully captured the way things were in the Soviet Union in the 1970s and 80s. I dont know anyone who has done it better."-Donald Connery, former Time-Life correspondent, Moscow. "Together with much wisdom about American diplomacy, this rich memoir provides keen insight into Russian thinking and behavior"-George Feifer, "The Girl from Petrovka".