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From exile to Washington : a memoir of leadership in the twentieth century / W. Michael Blumenthal.

Author/Creator:
Blumenthal, W. Michael, 1926-
Publication:
New York, NY : Overlook Press, 2013.
Format/Description:
Book
xv, 432 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Edition:
First edition.
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Subjects:
Blumenthal, W. Michael, 1926-.
Cabinet officers -- United States -- Biography.
United States. Office of the Treasurer -- Biography.
United States -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Summary:
"Born in Weimar Germany, W. Michael Blumenthal grew up during the ascent of the Third Reich. He and his family fled from the Nazis to the other side of the world--first to Shanghai, then to America. There, he made a career in business and politics, as an adviser to President Kennedy and as the Secretary of the Treasury under President Carter. In 1997, after a half century as an American, he did what many German Jews would never consider: He returned to Berlin. In Full Circle, Blumenthal explains how his life experiences led him to reaccept his German homeland. He vividly describes his youth in Berlin during Nazi rule, his dramatic escape to Japanese occupied China, and the life he made in the United States. Whether as a professor of economics, a business leader, or a presidential adviser, Blumenthal has always been keenly attuned to current events. With the authority of an elder statesman, Blumenthal presents a compelling view of a new Germany--one that has been forced to confront its own dark past and become a world leader once again. "-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Preface
The Thirties Germany in Trouble: In Nazi Berlin
The Forties The War Years: Shanghai
The Fifties Postwar USA: Apprenticeship Years
The Sixties Washington
The Seventies A World in Transition
The Seventies II The Carter Years
The Eighties Globalism
The Nineties A New Germany
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9781468307290 (hardback)
1468307290 (hardback)
OCLC:
854956922