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World Transformed : Vintage - George Bush

World Transformed

Vintage

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Published: 7th September 1999
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"The most important book yet written about the end of the Cold War."
-"The New York Tmes Book Review"
"Among the finest expositions of modern American foreign policy. . . . An excellent book."
-Eugene V. Rostow, "The Wall Street Journal"
It was a pivotal administration in the history of American foreign policy--for during George Bush's presidency a series of international events took place that had a profound impact on the course of America and on the future of world diplomacy.
In A World Transformed, Mr. Bush and his national security advisor, Brent Scowcroft, provide a fascinating account of a president and an administration faced with unprecedented obstacles and unrivaled opportunities as they forged a foreign policy at the end of the Cold War. Solidarity comes to power in Poland. East and West Germans dance on the wall that separated them for half a century. And on Christmas Day, 1991, the hammer-and-sickle flag descends from the Kremlin for the last time.
It is also a candid analysis of a new chapter in foreign affairs, when the United States led an international alliance to confront the threat presented by Saddam Hussein and presented a dynamic response to the Tiananmen crisis. Balanced and intelligent, A World Transformed offers a landmark treatise on American foreign policy and international diplomacy from two of its principal architects.
"Reveals not only a wealth of detail about the main lines of foreign policy at the highest level during a most portentous period of our history, but also of the truly admirable characters of the men who made it."
-"The Philadelphia Inquirer"
"In a strong new book, the ex-president recalls
dangerous days. . . . It should leave little doubt how lucky we were that we had such a seasoned hand on the tiller at a time when foreign policy really counted."
-Michael R. Beschloss, "Newsweek"

"In a strong new book, the ex-president recalls dangerous days...It should leave little doubt how lucky we were that we had such a seasoned hand on the tiller at a time when foreign policy really counted." --Michael R. Beschloss, Newsweek "Among the finest expositions of modern American foreign policy since the time of Harry Truman...An excellent book...unique in form...[dealing with] potentially explosive crises. Any one of them, if badly managed, could have precipitated a third world war in a nuclear setting." --Eugene V. Rostow, Wall Street Journal

"It reveals a wealth of detail about the main lines of U.S. foreign policy at the highest level during a most portentous period of our history...There is much high drama here [and] plenty even for experts to learn." --Adam Garfinkle, Philadelphia Inquirer

"A memorable memoir...A compelling look at some very important historical developments...Remarkably candid as well as occasionally self-critical...Supplemented with a series of revealing and heretofore unpublished excerpts from Bush's White House diaries." --Richard S. Dunham, Business Week

"The most important book yet written about the end of the Cold War...Remarkably frank, intelligent and also readable, indeed at times gripping." --Fareed Zakaria, New York Times Book Review

From the Hardcover edition.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Past and Prologuep. 3
From Theory to Practicep. 29
Leading the Alliancep. 57
Untying a Knotp. 86
Radishesp. 112
Hope and Revolutionp. 132
Ends and Beginningsp. 152
A German Questionp. 182
A Careful Dancep. 205
Toward Common Groundp. 230
The Face of a New Europep. 259
Summit and Solutionsp. 279
This Will Not Standp. 302
Shield and Swordp. 334
A Delicate Balancep. 357
Holding the Coursep. 388
Through a Cacophonyp. 416
Desert Stormp. 450
After the Stormp. 488
A House Dividesp. 493
Coupp. 518
Withering into Historyp. 536
Postscriptp. 563
Indexp. 567
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780679752592
ISBN-10: 0679752595
Series: Vintage
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 590
Published: 7th September 1999
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.5 x 13.5  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Number: 1