Playing God: Seven Fateful Moments When Great Men Met to Change the World

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Simon & Schuster, 1993 - Religion - 269 pages
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Using an inventive, lively approach and brilliant command of detail, Mee (author of the critically acclaimed Genius of the People and Meeting at Potsdam) reproduces seven singular moments when heads of state--from Attila the Hun and Henry VIII to Roosevelt and Gorbachev--have come together to decide the future of the world.

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PLAYING GOD: Seven Fateful Moments When Great Men Met to Change the World

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Thoughtful variations on the theme that historic blunders can be traced as often as not to the booby traps that await even well- prepared leaders who engage in summitry. Drawing freely, if selectively ... Read full review

Contents

PROLOGUE
13
THE PROBLEM OF KNOWING
19
THE ILLUSION OF POWER
47
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Other plays by Charles Mee include Chiang Kai Chek, My House was Collapsing Toward One Side, Agamemnon, Another Person is a Foreign Country, and The Imperialists at the Club Cave Canem. Among his books are Playing God; The Genius of the People; Meeting at Potsdam; The End of Order, and The Marshall Plan.

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