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Conversations With Lee Kuan Yew (Special Edition)

By: Tom Plate
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  • Lee Kuan Yew was anything but a coaster, giving it all he had until the very end. And when his long and exceptional life came to its natural end in March 2015, at 91, the outpouring of respect was worldwide. This man, whatever his faults, had been a giant of his time. Over a few decades, he led the grand parade to build modern Singapore and in the process practically redefined quality government for all to see. His views on global geopolitics were universally regarded as benchmark savvy. But what was this often private and guarded 'Giant of Asia' truly like?Drawing on interviews with LKY in the 1990s and 2000s - as well as two afternoons of conversations in 2009 - author, journalist and professor Tom Plate pieces together the driven personality and relentless pragmatism of one of the most outstanding leaders of the last half of the 20th century.

    "You have done a superb job of capturing the many facets of this extraordinary man..." - Dr Henry A. Kissinger on Conversations with Lee Kuan Yew

  • Tom Plate is a university professor, a veteran columnist focused on Asia and America, and an educational innovator. A Los Angeles resident, this full-time Clinical Professor and Distinguished Scholar of Asian and Pacific Studies at Loyola Marymount University has orchestrated live interactive seminars with major universities across Asia, as part of LMU's path-finding Asia Media International Center. He teaches courses on the United Nations, and on Asia and on its media, and is the author of 13 books, including the bestsellers Confessions of an American Media Man (2007) and four volumes in the ‘Giants of Asia' series; and The Fine Art of the Political Interview (2015), all published by Marshall Cavendish Editions.

ISBN: 9789814677615
Cover Type: Hardcover
Page Count: 272
Year Published: 2015