A World Transformed
A World Transformed
Vintage, Paperback, 9780679752592, 624pp.
Publication Date: September 7, 1999
-"The New York Tmes Book Review"
"Among the finest expositions of modern American foreign policy. . . . An excellent book."
-Eugene V. Rostow, "The Wall Street Journal"
It was a pivotal administration in the history of American foreign policy--for during George Bush's presidency a series of international events took place that had a profound impact on the course of America and on the future of world diplomacy.
In A World Transformed, Mr. Bush and his national security advisor, Brent Scowcroft, provide a fascinating account of a president and an administration faced with unprecedented obstacles and unrivaled opportunities as they forged a foreign policy at the end of the Cold War. Solidarity comes to power in Poland. East and West Germans dance on the wall that separated them for half a century. And on Christmas Day, 1991, the hammer-and-sickle flag descends from the Kremlin for the last time.
It is also a candid analysis of a new chapter in foreign affairs, when the United States led an international alliance to confront the threat presented by Saddam Hussein and presented a dynamic response to the Tiananmen crisis. Balanced and intelligent, A World Transformed offers a landmark treatise on American foreign policy and international diplomacy from two of its principal architects.
"Reveals not only a wealth of detail about the main lines of foreign policy at the highest level during a most portentous period of our history, but also of the truly admirable characters of the men who made it."
-"The Philadelphia Inquirer"
"In a strong new book, the ex-president recalls
dangerous days. . . . It should leave little doubt how lucky we were that we had such a seasoned hand on the tiller at a time when foreign policy really counted."
-Michael R. Beschloss, "Newsweek.
Scowcroft was National Security Advisor to Presidents Bush and Ford. He works in Washington, D.C.
"In a strong new book, the ex-president recalls dangerous days...It should leave little doubt how lucky we were that we had such a seasoned hand on the tiller at a time when foreign policy really counted."
--Michael R. Beschloss, Newsweek
"Among the finest expositions of modern American foreign policy since the time of Harry
Truman...An excellent book...unique in form...[dealing with] potentially explosive crises. Any one of them, if badly managed, could have precipitated a third world war in a nuclear setting."
--Eugene V. Rostow, Wall Street Journal
"It reveals a wealth of detail about the main lines of U.S. foreign policy at the highest level during a most portentous period of our history...There is much high drama here [and] plenty even for experts to learn."
--Adam Garfinkle, Philadelphia Inquirer
"A memorable memoir...A compelling look at some very important historical developments...Remarkably candid as well as occasionally self-critical...Supplemented with a series of revealing and heretofore unpublished excerpts from Bush's White House diaries."
--Richard S. Dunham, Business Week
"The most important book yet written about the end of the Cold War...Remarkably frank, intelligent and also readable, indeed at times gripping."
--Fareed Zakaria, New York Times Book Review