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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (951 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Christopher Hitchens Narrator: Simon Prebble Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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“If the courts and lawyers of this country will not do their duty, we shall watch as the victims and survivors of this man pursue justice and vindication in their own dignified and painstaking way, and at their own expense, and we shall be put to shame.”

Forget Pinochet, Milosevic, Hussein, Kim Jong-il, or Gaddafi. America need look no further than its own lauded leaders for a war criminal whose offenses rival those of the most heinous dictators in recent history: Henry Kissinger.

Employing evidence based on firsthand testimony, unpublished documents, and new information uncovered by the Freedom of Information Act and using only what would hold up in international courts of law, The Trial of Henry Kissinger outlines atrocities authorized by the former Secretary of State in Indochina, Bangladesh, Chile, Cyprus, East Timor, and in the plight of the Iraqi Kurds, “including conspiracy to commit murder, kidnap, and torture.”

With the precision and tenacity of a prosecutor, Hitchens offers an unrepentant portrait of a felonious diplomat who “maintained that laws were like cobwebs,” and implores governments around the world, including our own, to bring him swiftly to justice.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Kissinger’s possible culpability has been overlooked for so long that Hitchens’ stylish summation may be precisely what’s required to bring resolution to a chapter in American foreign policy…Leftists will delight in his skewering of Kissinger.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Hitchens is a brilliant polemicist and a tireless reporter. Both sets of skills are on display throughout this book as he presents damning documentary evidence against Kissinger in case after case.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • “A disturbing glimpse into the dark side of American power, whose consequences in remote corners of the globe are all too often ignored. Its countless victims have found an impassioned and skillful advocate in Christopher Hitchens.”

    Sunday Times (London)

  • “An eloquent and devastating indictment of Henry Kissinger’s involvement in the war in Indochina, genocide in East Timor, and many other acts of indiscriminate murder.”

    Village Voice

  • “Hitchens has clearly hit a nerve.”

    Raleigh News and Observer

  • “Hitchens’ examination of Kissinger’s career as a cabinet member and a national security advisor present never-before-disclosed acts of a vigorous mover and shaker.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “Intriguing…Recommended for political science and international relations collections.”

    Library Journal

  • “This book is so studiedly defamatory that if Kissinger values his reputation, he really must sue.”

    Literary Review

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by T-bone | 2/10/2014

    " This gave me a few more good reasons to loath Kissinger and for that I thank it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Eric Kaun | 2/5/2014

    " I'm always impressed by solid journalism and rhetoric, but this concise, well-deserved evisceration of a loathsome war criminal is especially rich and rewarding. "Enjoyable" isn't the word, but it's an excellent survey of the machinations behind U.S. foreign policy in the early 1970s, making it more shameful that no charges have been brought (to the best of my knowledge) against this villain. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jim | 1/31/2014

    " Insightful look at Kissinger's role in the darker side of American foreign policy. If ever someone deserved the contempt of those genuinely believing in the American way of life, he does. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Manheim Wagner | 1/7/2014

    " Brilliant! Using international law and the precedents set at Nuremberg, Hitchens presents a well researched indictment of a war criminal. More importantly, Hithcens does not use any speculative evidence and only uses evidence that has been proven. Simply put, this book should be mandatory reading for every high school student in the United States! "

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