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Saturday at the Melrose with Jeffrey Engel - When the World Seemed New: George H. W. Bush and the End of the Cold War
Director, Center for Presidential History, Southern Methodist University

Saturday, February 17, 2018 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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9:30 AM Breakfast
10:00 AM Program & Book Signing
Warwick Melrose Hotel

The learning curve is steep for every president. The steeper the curve, the greater the danger, says presidential historian, award-winning author and SMU professor Jeffrey Engel. When George H. W. Bush assumed the office in 1989, he found himself thrust into the throes of international turmoil—a dramatic changing of the guard in Russia, the massacre in China’s Tiananmen Square, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Persian Gulf War, and a struggling U.S. economy.

In his new book—When the World Seemed New: George H.W. Bush and the End of the Cold War—Engel deftly reveals surprisingly little-known insights about a man whom many think they already know everything there is to know. Using his unprecedented access to previously classified documents, Engel chronicles Bush’s “personal diplomacy”—a measured approach that now seems in stark contrast to administrations that would follow. 

Through one-on-one conversations, Bush tutored, persuaded and cajoled his counterparts to win broad support for his vision of post-Cold War Europe. Big wins included a newly united Germany that became part of NATO, the dissolution of the Warsaw Pact—the dividends of Bush’s careful coalition building.

Engel sheds new light on the 41st president during this engaging World Affairs Council program. 

 

Location: Warwick Melrose Hotel
3015 Oak Lawn Ave.
Dallas, TX 75219
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