A Moment of Crisis: Jimmy Carter, the Power of a Peacemaker, and North Korea's Nuclear Ambitions

A Moment of Crisis: Jimmy Carter, the Power of a Peacemaker, and North Korea's Nuclear Ambitions

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In A Moment of Crisis, Marion V. Creekmore, Jr. tells the story of Jimmy Carter's dramatic intervention in the 1994 North Korean nuclear crisis and shows how Carter prevented what he had determined was an almost certain war. Writing with the cooperation of President Carter, and drawing on a large amount of primary source material that has never been used before, Creekmore, who accompanied Carter into North Korea, delivers a gripping narrative of the former President on one of his most remarkable missions, a clear-eyed investigation into the controversies and successes of the mission and others like it, and an illuminating look at how to best handle North Korea and other "rogue regimes." This is essential reading for anyone interested in diplomacy of the highest order, how Jimmy Carter has accomplished the extraordinary achievements of his post-Presidency, the circumstances that can lead to war, and the resolve that it takes to avoid it.

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ISBN-13: 9781586484149
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Publication date: 08/28/2006
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Marion V. Creekmore, Jr. is Distinguished Visiting Professor of History and Political Science at Emory University and previously its Vice Provost for International Affairs and the Carter Center's Program Director. A retired career diplomat, Creekmore served as U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives and Deputy Chief of Mission in India; he held several Deputy Assistant Secretary positions in Washington. Dr. Creekmore and his wife, Linda, live in Atlanta.

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A Moment of Crisis: Jimmy Carter, the Power of a Peacemaker, and North Korea's Nuclear Ambitions 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
carterchristian1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It was a controversial trip to North Korea, a former president meeting with a sitting head of state. The bias is in favor ot Carter. It is an important book on the busy years of Carter's post White House years that continues today,but should be read with some additional background information