By William B. Quandt
In September 1978, William Quandt, a member of the White residence nationwide protection Council employees, spent 13 momentous days at Camp David, the presidential retreat in Maryland, the place 3 international leaders have been retaining mystery negotiations. whilst U.S. President Jimmy Carter, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, and Israeli major Minister Menachem commence emerged on September 17, they introduced a huge accomplishment: the 1st peace contract among Israel and considered one of its Arab neighbors.
Praised through a few for laying the rules for peace among Egypt and Israel, the accords have additionally been criticized for failing to accomplish a finished payment, together with a answer of the Palestinian query. yet supporters and critics alike realize the significance of what occurred at Camp David, and either teams recognize the very important position performed by means of the USA in attaining an agreement.
There are few eyewitness money owed of the Camp David negotiations. Of the 3 leaders current, basically Jimmy Carter wrote in particular of the talks in Keeping religion: Memoirs of a President (1982). Neither Sadat nor start ever wrote approximately Camp David.
Quandt's publication is not just an eyewitness account yet a scholar's reconstruction of the development, with insights into the folk, politics, and guidelines. His Camp David has supplied a complete and lasting advisor to the tricky negotiations surrounding the talks, together with the fraught situation major as much as the conferences on the presidential retreat and the accord that will result in Sadat and start together receiving the 1978 Nobel Peace Prize.
Praise for Camp David: Peacemaking and Politics "The such a lot authoritative account of an important old occasion, written with scrupulous scholarship by means of a key behind-the-scenes participant." Zbigniew Brzezinski, Adviser to the President for nationwide defense Affairs, 197781
"An very good piece of work... will signify an immense contribution to the acade
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Camp David: Peacemaking and Politics (A Brookings Classic) by William B. Quandt