When the World Seemed New by Jeffrey A. Engel audiobook

When the World Seemed New: George H. W. Bush and the End of the Cold War

By Jeffrey A. Engel
Read by Bob Souer

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665246668

  • ISBN: 9781665246651

  • ISBN: 9781665246675

Runtime: 20.12 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

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 US 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Jeffrey Engel has written a rich, marvelous narrative history stocked with lessons for our own dangerous times. Evan Thomas, author of Ike's Bluff and Being Nixon

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Author Bio: Jeffrey A. Engel

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 20.12
Audience: Adult
Language: English