Personal History: Living in Interesting Times William R. Polk

ISBN: 9780982934012

Published: February 23rd 2013

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374 pages


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Personal History: Living in Interesting Times  by  William R. Polk

Personal History: Living in Interesting Times by William R. Polk
February 23rd 2013 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 374 pages | ISBN: 9780982934012 | 4.32 Mb

An autobiography of William R. Polk. Born in Texas at the beginning of the Great Depression and spending much of his youth on a ranch, William Polk considers himself to be one of the most fortunate men of our time. His travels have taken himMoreAn autobiography of William R. Polk. Born in Texas at the beginning of the Great Depression and spending much of his youth on a ranch, William Polk considers himself to be one of the most fortunate men of our time. His travels have taken him throughout Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia and have thrown him together with many of the people who shaped our world.

As he relates his experiences, he puts them into the context of the great events of our time. He was intimately involved at the center of the Cuban Missile Crisis, helped to negotiate two cease-fires in major wars, planned important aspects of American foreign policy, worked on nuclear problems with the Russians, and many other major isssues.

During an active and wide ranging life, he dealt with such world leaders as the Shah of Iran, the President of Turkey, the Chancellor of Germany, the Prime Minister of the Soviet Union, the Prime Minister of Israel and the President of Egypt in addition to a wide variety of other movers and shakers. In intimate detail, he shares these experiences in this moving and dramatic but personal history of our times



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