Dr. Kissinger stands as a premier Secretary of State in the previous century. The work begins with his early years at Harvard; wherein, he was denied tenure initially. Dr. Kissinger worked for 4 Administrations. He argued very strenuously with the Vietnamese, Chinese and the Soviets. After a short period in government, he emerged as an interesting diplomatic figure. He quickly rose to be Secretary of State, although he was anti-Nixon originally. The former President sought to hire him immediately and to bring him to the center of power as soon as possible. The Kissinger diplomacy required high intellect, strategy and patience in its implementation. His performance was a virtuoso balancing act. Occasionally, he would sacrifice form in order to gain substance in a negotiation. Initially, Harvard denied him tenure because they believed that he had greater designs in the area of government service. By late 1957, Dr. Kissinger returned to Harvard to secure a tenured position. The Kissinger technique was to pose a "spectrum of possibilities" in order to confound the Soviets in the foreign policy arena. His approach to the NSC was to combind the best of the departments of State and Defense. The Secretary disliked too many small details in favor of studying the "big picture". Conceptually, he envisioned strategies more in the Kennedy style than the Eisenhower paper trail. Dr. Kissinger concerned himself with the important details of "verification" in the SALT treaties. He found in President Nixon- a willingness to accept re-unification of Vietnam in exchange for a verifiable peace. In the later part of 1971, he visited Peking to pave the way for a visit by President Nixon in May of 1972. The famous visit accomplished a normalization of relations with China.By January of 1974, Dr. Kissinger bartered a disengagement of Egyptian and Israeli forces from the Suez Canal. He continued to influence public policy long after his tenure as the Secretary of State. This work attests to a solid career in public service with many diplomatic achievements and honoraria to attest to his many accomplishments.