Robert Dallek is the author of An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963 and Nixon and Kissinger, among other books. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic Monthly, and Vanity Fair. He lives in Washington, D.C.
"An excellent book." -- The New York Times Book Review "A perceptive work... Veteran historian Dallek delivers a shrewd analysis of why world leaders failed to deliver a better world." -- Publishers Weekly "Bound to provoke debate, Dallek's tome should engage the readership for world politics." -- Booklist "Robert Dallek brings to this majestic work a profound understanding of history, a deep engagement in foreign policy, and a lifetime of studying leadership. This seminal work deserves widespread attention." -- Doris Kearns Goodwin