In The Art of Diplomacy: How American Negotiators Reached Historic Agreements that Changed the World, diplomat and negotiator Stuart E. Eizenstat recounts America’s most significant and consequential negotiations over the past fifty years. Eizenstat discusses the events that led up to the negotiations, the drama that took place around the table, and draws lessons from successful and unsuccessful strategies and tactics. Based around interviews with over 60 key figures in American diplomacy, including former presidents and secretaries of state, and major political figures abroad, he provides an intimate view of diplomacy as today’s history.

Stuart E. Eizenstat has served as U.S. Ambassador to the European Union and Deputy Secretary of both Treasury and State. He is also the author of President Carter: The White House YearsThe Future of the Jews: How Global Forces are Impacting the Jewish People, Israel, and Its Relationship with the United States; and Imperfect Justice: Looted Assets, Slave Labor, and the Unfinished Business of World War II. He is an international lawyer in Washington D.C.