One of a Kind: Learning the Secrets of World Leaders

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Syracuse University Press, Dec 12, 2005 - Business & Economics - 338 pages
In this detailed yet highly readable memoir, Walter H. Diamond tells how his prestigious career evolved and how he came to recognizeand cultivatepersonal and intellectual traits that were crucial to achievement, such as perseverance, memory, and affinity for foreigners. Diamond's work as a bank examiner for the U.S. Treasury led to new challenges in World War II. As an officer in the U.S. Navy he was involved in six military operations in both the Pacific and Europe, including D-day. He was asked to engineer the safe return of 1,800 survivors of a sunken flotilla. As trade and investment adviser at the U.N. he helped more than 100 world leaders-from kings to presidents, prime ministers to finance ministers-draft plans for fighting poverty. Now Diamond tells what he feels separates the great from the weak, which leaders have impressed him most, and why. Finally, he offers a revelatory assessment on terrorism, and a feasible route to world peace through trade.
 

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Contents

Before the War WALTER H DIAMOND
3
Breaking the Glass Wall DOROTHY B DIAMOND
25
The War at Home
43
The War in Europe
60
A Wartime Interlude
70
The War in the Pacific
74
Return to Civilian Life
89
Helping Developing Countries Fight Poverty
101
Finland
200
France
201
Austria
203
Luxembourg
205
Portugal
206
Madeira
207
Gibraltar
208
Cyprus
210

Tales of South America
120
Winds of the Caribbean
137
Images of the Far East
157
Pakistan
161
japan
163
Taiwan
169
Hong Kong
173
Thailand174 Indonesia
174
Malaysia
175
Singapore
176
New Zealand
177
China
179
Mongolia
181
Western European Milestones
182
Denmark
184
86
186
Italy
187
Germany
188
Turkey
191
Greece
192
The Netherlands
193
Switzerland
194
Monaco
195
Sicily
199
Iceland
211
Spain
212
United Kingdom
214
Middle Eastern Lairs
217
Iran
220
Lebanon
224
Jordan
225
United Arab Emirates
228
African Maelstrom
230
Rhodesia
235
Egypt
236
Morocco
243
Tunisia
247
Kenya
249
The Seychelles
251
Mauritius
253
Senegal
254
Eastern European Rebirth
256
Hungary
260
Czechoslovakia
262
Poland
264
Canadas Dilemmas
279
Index
289
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