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Fighting the Cold War: A Soldier's Memoir

American Warriors Series
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"Gen. Jack Galvin was the kind of warrior intellectual the US Army produces at its very best. This wonderful memoir distills what Galvin learned in his 44 years of service. Those who love the US Army will want to add this volume to their shelves." (David Ignatius, The Washington Post columnist)

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The celebrated soldier, scholar, and statesman recounts his active participation in more than 60 years of international history - from the onset of World War II through the fall of the Berlin Wall and the post-Cold War era. He recounts fascinating behind-the-scenes anecdotes about his interactions with world leaders, describing encounters such as his experience of watching President José Napoleón Duarte argue eloquently against US intervention in El Salvador, and a private conversation with Pope John Paul II. Galvin recalls his complex negotiations with a number of often difficult foreign heads of state, including Manuel Noriega, Augusto Pinochet, Mikhail Gorbachev, and Ratko Mladić.

As NATO Supreme Allied Commander in Europe during the tumultuous five years that ended the Cold War, Galvin played a key role in shaping a new era. Fighting the Cold War illuminates his leadership and service as one of America's premier soldier-statesmen, revealing him to be not only a brilliant strategist and consummate diplomat but also a gifted historian and writer who taught and mentored generations of students.

©2013 The University Press of Kentucky (P)2015 Redwood Audiobooks
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