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The Russia Hand: A Memoir of Presidential Diplomacy

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Review of ‘The Russia Hand: A Memoir of Presidential Diplomacy’

When Bill Clinton assumed the presidency in 1993, he hoped to focus on the U.S. economy. Instead, momentous events in Moscow almost immediately thrust him into an unexpected role. "By the spring of his first year in office," Strobe Talbott writes, "Clinton had become the U.S. government's principal Russian hand, and so he remained for…

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