41: A Portrait of My Father by George W. Bush PDF

By George W. Bush

ISBN-10: 0553447793

ISBN-13: 9780553447798

George W. Bush, the forty third President of the us, has authored a private biography of his father, George H. W. Bush, the forty first President.

Forty-three males have served as President of the us. numerous books were written approximately them. yet by no means prior to has a President advised the tale of his father, one other President, via his personal eyes and in his personal phrases.

A specified and intimate biography, the e-book covers the total scope of the elder President Bush's existence and occupation, together with his provider within the Pacific in the course of international conflict II, his pioneering paintings within the Texas oil enterprise, and his political upward push as a Congressman, U.S. consultant to China and the United international locations, CIA Director, vp, and President.

The booklet shines new mild on either the comprehensive statesman and the nice and cozy, first rate guy identified most sensible via his relations. moreover, George W. Bush discusses his father's effect on him all through his personal existence, from his youth in West Texas to his early crusade journeys together with his father, and from his determination to enter politics to his personal two-term Presidency.

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Former Soviet protagonists—among them two former ambassadors to Cuba, as well as several generals and senior party officials—have written memoirs with valuable information. I have also interviewed more than 150 protagonists from South Africa, Namibia, Angola, Cuba, and the United States. Interviews add color and texture; they complement the documents. 16 Prologue chapter 1 The Cuban Drumbeat The Last Hurrah: Gorbachev in Havana Mikhail Gorbachev visited Cuba in April 1989. Some of his closest aides had urged him not to go: Fidel Castro was a political dinosaur, they argued, his policy in the Third World was reckless, and going to Cuba would irritate the United States.

Betrayed by the Americans, pilloried as aggressors throughout the world, and threatened by growing numbers of Cuban soldiers, the South Africans gave up. On March 27, 1976, the last South African troops withdrew from Angola. S. officials responded to the humiliating defeat with fury. They blasted the Cubans as Moscow’s mercenaries. Perhaps they believed it. In any case, the image of Castro as Moscow’s proxy was comforting: it simplified international relations and cast Cuba’s extraordinary actions in a squalid light.

Policy toward Namibia in the Carter years. The archives of the Communist Party of the former German Democratic Republic are open through the 1980s and provide important information about Angola, as well as about Cuban and Soviet policy toward southern Africa. The Zambian archives include useful dispatches from Zambian diplomats, and the French archives house the reports of the French chargé in Luanda in the late 1970s; he was an intelligent and knowledgeable observer. The Canadian archives include little relevant to this book.

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