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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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Language
eng
Summary
  • "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"--
  • "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 COLLAPSE OF THE Soviet Union 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 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, inside-the-Oval-Office history, Bush rose to the occasion brilliantly. Using handwritten letters and direct conversations--some revealed here for the first time--with heads of state throughout Asia and Europe, Bush knew when to push, when to cajole, and when to be patient. The United States could not impose its will on every nation, but Bush knew when it was essential to rally a coalition to force Iraq out of Kuwait. He knew he could not stop China from cracking down on dissent, but he could help Germany transition from two states into one, bloodlessly. He kept NATO alive and guided the United States from a moment of great peril to the pinnacle of global power. Based on 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 calm hand on the tiller, guiding the nation through a pivotal time."--Dust jacket flap
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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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
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Swan song and surprise -- Bush's rise -- Gorbachev at the UN -- "We know what works" -- The pause -- "A special relationship there" -- Cheney rises and the pause ends -- From a funeral to a riot -- Crackdown -- Untying the knot -- Eastern Europe aboil -- Another border opens -- "It has happened" -- Germans pause ... and act -- Malta -- Not one inch eastward -- Camp David -- Concession -- "This will not stand" -- With us, or not against us -- The New World Order -- "Disunion is a fact" -- "I have signed it"
Control code
ocn967029665
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 596 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780547423067
Lccn
2017044499
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Ingram
Other physical details
illustrations (some 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
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Swan song and surprise -- Bush's rise -- Gorbachev at the UN -- "We know what works" -- The pause -- "A special relationship there" -- Cheney rises and the pause ends -- From a funeral to a riot -- Crackdown -- Untying the knot -- Eastern Europe aboil -- Another border opens -- "It has happened" -- Germans pause ... and act -- Malta -- Not one inch eastward -- Camp David -- Concession -- "This will not stand" -- With us, or not against us -- The New World Order -- "Disunion is a fact" -- "I have signed it"
Control code
ocn967029665
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 596 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780547423067
Lccn
2017044499
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Ingram
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)967029665

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