The Resource The president, the Pope, and the prime minister : three who changed the world, John O'Sullivan, (electronic resource)

The president, the Pope, and the prime minister : three who changed the world, John O'Sullivan, (electronic resource)

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The president, the Pope, and the prime minister : three who changed the world
Title
The president, the Pope, and the prime minister
Title remainder
three who changed the world
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John O'Sullivan
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eng
Summary
They Changed the Course of History They were three middle managers no one imagined could reach the top. Ronald Reagan was too old to be president and too conservative anyway. Margaret Thatcher was not only too conservative she was a woman, and not on anyone's short list to lead Britain's Conservative Party. And the idea of a Polish pope that was truly absurd, especially when the cardinal in question was a strong antiCommunist and defender of orthodoxy when many in the Church and throughout the world believed the future belonged to dtente with the Soviets and social liberalism in the West. Not only did Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, and Karol Wojtyla (the future John Paul II) rise to the top, but all three of them also survived assassination attempts, collaborated in the miraculous peaceful liberation of Eastern Europe from Soviet Communism, and reinvigorated their respective countries and the West. They were beacons of optimism cutting through the malaise and despair that afflicted 1970s America, strikeridden and economically moribund postimperial Britain, and a Catholic Church rocked by social and sexual revolutions. In The President, the Pope, and the Prime Minister, veteran journalist and former Thatcher speechwriter John O'Sullivan reveals:? How Reagan, Thatcher, and John Paul developed as strong and individual leaders, perfectly suited to take power when liberalism failed How John Paul's papal visit to Poland in June 1979 led to the birth of the Solidarity labor union? How the pope's moral undermining of Communism worried the Soviet Politburo more than any military threat? Why Thatcher's handling of the Falklands crisis was a turning point in the Cold War? How Reagan arranged for the pope to receive U.S. intelligence on developments in the Soviet bloc? Reagan's reluctant support for the nuclear balance of terror and how he gratefully adopted the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) as an effective alternative? The Soviets' attempts to lure the pope into an antiSDI campaign and his refusal? How Reagan's refusal to compromise with Gorbachev in Reykjavik precipitated the unraveling of Soviet power? How Reagan, Thatcher, and John Paul II restored optimism and hope to their people Today, as we face a new and perhaps even deadlier enemy than Soviet Communism, we need to revisit the powerful lessons taught by these three great leaders who revived the faith, prosperity, and freedom of the West
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OCLCE
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909.82/50922
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Index
index present
LC call number
E877.2
LC item number
.O88 2006
Literary form
non fiction
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  • bibliography
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The president, the Pope, and the prime minister : three who changed the world, John O'Sullivan, (electronic resource)
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The president, the Pope, and the prime minister : three who changed the world, John O'Sullivan, (electronic resource)
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-352) and index
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1 online resource (360 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates)
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9781596980167
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