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

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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.
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subject_facet Bush, George, -- 1924- -- Influence, Cold War -- Diplomatic history, Germany -- History -- Unification, 1990, National Security Council (U.S.) -- History, Persian Gulf War, 1991, Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- United States, Soviet Union -- History -- 1985-1991, United States -- Foreign relations -- 1989-1993, United States -- Foreign relations -- Soviet Union
title_display When the world seemed new : George H. W. Bush and the end of the Cold War
title_full When the World Seemed New George H. W. Bush and the End of the Cold War, When the world seemed new : George H. W. Bush and the end of the Cold War / Jeffrey A. Engel
title_short When the world seemed new :
title_sub George H. W. Bush and the End of the Cold War
topic_facet Biography & Autobiography, Bush, George, Cold War, Diplomatic history, Foreign relations, History, Influence, Nonfiction, Persian Gulf War, 1991