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Author Chirac, Jacques, 1932-
Uniform Title Mémoires. English
Title My life in politics / Jacques Chirac with Jean-Luc Barre ; translated by Catherine Spencer.
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
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 Floor2  DC424 .C484413 2012    IN LIBRARY
Edition 1st ed.
Description 344 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Note "First published in France as 'Chaque pas doit être un but' and 'Le temps présidentiel' by NiL Editions"--T.p. verso.
Contents Pt. 1. Each step a goal -- pt. 2. Presidency.
Note Includes index.
Summary Two-time president of France, mayor of Paris, and international politician, Jacques Chirac stands with Mikhail Gorbachev, Helmut Kohl, and Margaret Thatcher as one of the most iconic statesmen of the twentieth century. In this memoir, Chirac looks back at his 50 years in politics, giving us both an intimate window onto the challenges of leadership and a broad reference for much of our recent history. A protégé of both Charles de Gaulle and Georges Pompidou, Chirac was at the center of some of the twentieth century's most significant events, serving as confidante to Yasser Arafat during the Camp David peace talks, as well as being France's point person in the early planning stages for the European Union. He discusses his relationship with Saddam Hussein and other Arab leaders and takes us through his toughest challenge--standing up to George W. Bush in the run-up to the Iraq War. As much a tour of the historic events that defined the twentieth century as an intelligent and philosophical meditation on the nature and purpose of power, My Life in Politics shows us global politics from an original viewpoint.--From publisher description.
Language Translated from the French.
Subject Chirac, Jacques, 1932-
Presidents -- France -- Biography.
France -- Politics and government -- 1958-
Related Names Spencer, Catherine (Translator) Translator.
Barré, Jean-Luc.
Chirac, Jacques, 1932- Chacque pas doit être un but.
Chirac, Jacques, 1932- Temps présidentiel.
ISBN 9780230340886 (hbk.)
0230340881 (hbk.)
OCLC number 778422042