When the World Seemed New

  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (ORM)
  • 2017
  • Elektronisk medie
  • English
  • Edition not defined
  • 9780544931848

';Engel's excellent history forms a standingif unspokenrebuke to the retrograde nationalism espoused by Donald J. Trump.'TheNew York Times Book Review The collapse of the Soviet Union was the greatest shock to international affairs since World War II. In that perilous moment, Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait and regimes throughout Eastern Europe and Asia teetered between democratic change and new authoritarian rule. President Bush faced a world in turmoil that might easily have tipped into an epic crisis. As presidential historian Jeffrey Engel reveals in this page-turning history, Bush rose to the occasion brilliantly. Using handwritten letters and direct conversationssome revealed here for the first timewith heads of state throughout Asia and Europe, Bush knew when to push, when to cajole, and when to be patient. Based on previously classified documents, and interviews with all the principals,When the World Seemed Newis a riveting, fly-on-the-wall account of a president with his calm hand on the tiller, guiding the nation from a moment of great peril to the pinnacle of global power. ';An absorbing book.'The Wall Street Journal ';By far the most comprehensiveand compellingaccount of these dramatic years thus far.'The National Interest ';Aremarkable book about a remarkable person.Southern Methodist University professor Jeffrey Engel describes in engrossing detail the patient and sophisticated strategy President George H.W. Bush pursued as the Cold War came to an end.'The Dallas Morning News