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

Author: Jeffrey A Engel
Publisher: New York, New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Engel, Jeffrey A.
When the world seemed new.
New York, New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, 2017
(DLC) 2017044499
(OCoLC)967029665
Named Person: George Bush; George Bush
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey A Engel
ISBN: 9780544931848 054493184X
OCLC Number: 1007503249
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Front Matter; Half Title; Other Books by this Author; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Epigraph; Introduction; 1. Swan Song and Surprise; 2. Bush's Rise; 3. Gorbachev at the UN; 4. 'We Know What Works'; 5. The Pause; 6. 'Special Relationship There'; 7. Cheney Rises and the Pause Ends; 8. From a Funeral to a Riot; 9. Crackdown; 10. Untying the Knot; 11. Eastern Europe Aboil; 12. Another Border Opens; 13. 'It Has Happened; 14. Germans Pause . . . and Act; 15. Malta; Photographs; 16. Not One Inch Eastward; 17. Camp David; 18. Concession; 19. 'This Will Not Stand'; 20. With Us, or Not Against Us; 21. The New World Order; 22. 'Disunion Is a Fact'; 23. 'I Have Signed It'; Conclusion; A Note on Sources; Notes; Acknowledgments; Index.
Responsibility: Jeffrey A. Engel.

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"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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