RUSI International

RUSI International

May 11, 2011 21:45 ET

RUSI International 'Book of the Year 2011'

Frederick Kempe, 'Berlin 1961-Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the Most Dangerous Place on Earth'

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - May 11, 2011) - The Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI) International is proud to announce the winner of this year's 'Book of the Year' award for original global security and geopolitical studies.

The 2011 'RUSI International Book of the Year' award goes to Frederick Kempe's 'Berlin 1961'.

This is an important book, cleverly written and of impeccable scholarship, that not only draws vital lessons, but also provides for deeper understanding of the complex modern realities and significant upcoming trends. It has also received deserved praise, including from Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski – 'History at its best,' Dr. Henry Kissinger – 'A gripping, well-researched, and thought-provoking book with many lessons for today,' Senator Chuck Hagel – 'An important achievement, with an application for today's dangerous global uncertainties and dilemmas,' Gen. Brent Scowcroft – 'Captures the drama [with] the 'You are there' storytelling skills of a journalist and the analytical skills of the political scientist.'

The RUSI International selection panel headed by Dr. Alexander Mirtchev, Prof. Michael Clarke, Vice Admiral Rory McLean CB OBE, and Lord Truscott of St James's, City of Westminster, UK House of Lords – extend their heartfelt congratulations to the author.

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