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The world bestseller "BERLIN 1961: Kennedy, Khrushchev and the most dangerous place on Earth" was translated and published in Kazakh

Today the book by famous American journalist and political scientist Frederick Kemp "BERLIN 1961: Kennedy, Khrushchev and the most dangerous place on Earth" translated and published in the Kazakh language was presented to the audience.

Translation of the book, which describes one of the most interesting, complex and critical stages in modern world history - the period of юconfrontation between the USSR and the West, which lasted three decades, will contribute to the formation of a quality intellectual base in the Kazakh language.

The author worked simultaneously in three ways: as a journalist, political scientist, and a historian. The book was based on declassified American, Soviet, and German documents that created the most complete picture of those events and people stood behind the construction of the Berlin Wall - the canonical barrier that symbolized the "cold war".

The work of F. Kemp demonstrates both the challenges that leading countries face in making important decisions for world history, and the influence that the personal qualities of leaders have on the development of events in the world.

The presentation of the book took place within the framework of the International Specialized Exhibition EXPO-2017, which gives new opportunities for Kazakhstan and supports the intention of the AIFC to become the regional financial hub. The translated book of an American journalist and political scientist fits perfectly into the concept of translating the 100 best books and textbooks of the world into the Kazakh language, which is planned within the framework of modernization of public consciousness.

Representatives of state bodies, diplomats, political scientists and journalists attended the presentation of the book.

The event ended with an autograph session of the author.

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Frederic Kemp is an American journalist and political scientist. He has 25 years of experience in the influential newspaper "Wall Street Journal", where he won national and international recognition, acting as a reporter and editor. As a reporter, he highlighted number of historical events in Eastern Europe, the United States, Afghanistan, Iraq and Lebanon, as well as the US invasion of Panama, the unification of Germany and the collapse of Soviet communism.

Since 2007, he has being a President and Chief Executive Officer of the Atlantic Council, an analytical centre for foreign policy and public policy based in Washington, DC.

Under his leadership, the Atlantic Council has achieved significant growth by expanding its staff and influence in such areas as international security, business and economy, energy and the environment, as well as global issues of transatlantic interest from Asia to Africa.