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Richard Holbrooke, 1941 - 2010


Perhaps best known for orchestrating the 1995 Dayton Accords between Bosnia and Herzegovina, Richard Holbrooke lived a very interesting life:
A tall, stocky man with a mop of graying hair and twinkling blue eyes, Holbrooke was a throwback to a time when diplomacy was glamorous — a dashing world of whispered confidences at elegant receptions, of Soviet-U.S. intrigue in shadowy locales, a world before WikiLeaks and when foreign policy was mostly insulated from rank partisanship.
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