Revolution of Hope: The Life, Faith, and Dreams of a Mexican President

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Penguin, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 375 pages
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The charismatic former President of Mexico offers a clear and candid perspective on the state of world affairs

When Vicente Fox swept into office in 2000, he broke the dictatorial one-party rule that had strangled Mexico for over seventy years. A native son of Mexico, grandson of immigrants from the United States and Spain, Fox worked his way from ranch hand and truck driver to the youngest CEO in the history of Coca-Cola. His political rise from precinct worker to world leader was equally swift. As president, Vicente Fox steered Mexico┬'s fragile young democracy through turbulent times, ushering in six years of economic stability and reform in health care, education, and housing, with increased freedom of the press. His presidency also reduced poverty and tackled corruption.

Vicente Fox embodies the American Dream in its broadest sense as a vision of the New World, as well as the story of Mexico. Elected as a political outsider with a message of honesty, change, and hope, he is truly a world hero of democracy. This vivid book interweaves his inspiring personal story with his bold ideas for the future of the planet.

For the first time, President Fox reveals the ups and downs of his close but rocky relationships with world leaders from President George W. Bush and Prime Minister Tony Blair to Fidel Castro, Vladimir Putin and Hugo Chávez.

In Revolution of Hope, President Fox outlines a new vision of hope for the future of the Americas. He speaks out forcefully on hot global topics like immigration, the war in Iraq, racism, globalization, the role of the United Nations, free trade, religion, gender equity, indigenous rights and the moral imperative to heal the global divide between rich and poor nations.

From the man who brought true democracy to Mexico, Revolution of Hope is a personal story of triumph and a political vision for the future.
  

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Review: Revolution of Hope: The Life, Faith, and Dreams of a Mexican President

User Review  - Carole Coleman - Goodreads

I thought Fox did a outstanding job explaining his position and outlook towards the future between Mexico and the US. Pg 39 - Like the immigrant bashers and anti globalist of the Americas today, north ... Read full review

Review: Revolution of Hope: The Life, Faith, and Dreams of a Mexican President

User Review  - John - Goodreads

well written and i think truthful. he was a good president. the part of mexico where i live, got much better while he was president. Read full review

Contents

The Night Watchman i
13
Making the Americas
18
Men for Others
29
The Cola Wars
54
The Imperfect Dictators
70
The House of the Cradle
83
Guns in the Belly
104
My Schwarzenegger Problem
127
September 7
213
Fortress America
231
The Farmers in the Road
251
Comparing Notes
265
Be Careful What You Wish For
281
One Foot on the Floor
294
Departures
308
At the Feet of the Horses
320

The Windshield Cowboy
139
The Bread Woman of Bangladesh
154
The Burn Bag
171
The Spirit of San Cristobal
195
Walls of Fear Dreams of Hope
335
Index
357
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About the author (2007)

Vicente Fox, born in Mexico in 1942, was the president of Mexico from 2000┬ľ2006. Before being elected president he was a rancher, boot-maker, Coca-Cola CEO, and governor.
Rob Allyn is an author, commentator, speech writer, and political consultant who has worked closely with Fox for a decade.

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