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The Resource When the world seemed new : George H. W. Bush and the end of the Cold War, Jeffrey A. Engel

When the world seemed new : George H. W. Bush and the end of the Cold War, Jeffrey A. Engel

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When the world seemed new : George H. W. Bush and the end of the Cold War
Title
When the world seemed new
Title remainder
George H. W. Bush and the end of the Cold War
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey A. Engel
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Based on unprecedented access to previously classified documents and dozens of interviews with key policymakers, here is the untold story of how George H. W. Bush faced a critical turning point of history--the end of the Cold War. The end of the Cold War was the greatest shock to international affairs since World War II. In that perilous moment, Saddam Hussein chose to invade Kuwait, China cracked down on its own pro-democracy protesters, and regimes throughout Eastern Europe teetered between democratic change and new authoritarians. Not since FDR in 1945 had a U.S. president faced such opportunities and challenges. As the presidential historian Jeffrey Engel reveals in this page-turning history, behind closed doors from the Oval Office to the Kremlin, George H. W. Bush rose to the occasion brilliantly. Distrusted by such key allies as Margaret Thatcher and dismissed as too cautious by the press, Bush had the experience and the wisdom to use personal, one-on-one diplomacy with world leaders. Bush knew when it was essential to rally a coalition to push Iraq out of Kuwait. He managed to help unify Germany while strengthening NATO. Based on unprecedented access to previously classified documents and interviews with all of the principals, When the World Seemed New is a riveting, fly-on-the-wall account of a president with his hand on the tiller, guiding the nation through a pivotal time and setting the stage for the twenty-first century"--
  • "The untold story of how George H. W. Bush faced a critical turning point of history--the end of the Cold War--based on unprecedented access to heretofore classified documents and dozens of interviews with key policymakers"--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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Engel, Jeffrey A
Dewey number
973.928092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E840
LC item number
.E54 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bush, George
  • National Security Council (U.S.)
  • United States
  • Cold War
  • United States
  • Soviet Union
  • Germany
  • Soviet Union
  • Persian Gulf War, 1991
Label
When the world seemed new : George H. W. Bush and the end of the Cold War, Jeffrey A. Engel
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn967029665
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
596 pages
Isbn
9780547423067
Lccn
2017044499
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)967029665
Label
When the world seemed new : George H. W. Bush and the end of the Cold War, Jeffrey A. Engel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn967029665
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
596 pages
Isbn
9780547423067
Lccn
2017044499
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)967029665

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