Book — xxvi, 214 pages : maps, illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
The celebrated pianist Ignacy Jan Paderewski was the rave of Paris, London, and New York audiences in the early twentieth century, with annual concert tours across the continents. But during World War I, Paderewski set music aside and turned to politics, becoming an eloquent spokesman for the country of his birth, Poland, then occupied by the empires of Russia, Germany, and Austria. Through his fame as a musician, Paderewski gained access to the top political leadership of France, Britain, and the United States. His devoted wife and collaborator, Helena, facilitated and accompanied virtually his every move. She is one of the key sources on the historical events in which she participated or her husband told her about. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780817918644 20160619
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Book — xiv, 800 p.,  p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 24 cm.
Dean Acheson was one of the most influential Secretaries of State in U.S. history, presiding over American foreign policy during a pivotal era-the decade after World War II when the American Century slipped into high gear. During his vastly influential career, Acheson spearheaded the greatest foreign policy achievements in modern times, ranging from the Marshall Plan to the establishment of NATO. In this acclaimed biography, Robert L. Beisner paints an indelible portrait of one of the key figures of the last half-century. In a book filled with insight based on research in government archives, memoirs, letters, and diaries, Beisner illuminates Acheson's major triumphs, including the highly underrated achievement of converting West Germany and Japan from mortal enemies to prized allies, and does not shy away from examining his missteps. But underlying all his actions, Beisner shows, was a tough-minded determination to outmatch the strength of the Soviet bloc-indeed, to defeat the Soviet Union at every turn. The book also sheds light on Acheson's friendship with Truman-one, a bourbon-drinking mid-Westerner with a homespun disposition, the other, a mustachioed Connecticut dandy who preferred perfect martinis. Over six foot tall, with steel blue, "merry, searching eyes" and a "wolfish" grin, Dean Acheson was an unforgettable character-intellectually brilliant, always debonair, and tough as tempered steel. This lustrous portrait of an immensely accomplished and colorful life is the epitome of the biographer's art. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780195045789 20190204
Book — lxxxii, 381 pages : maps, illustrations ; 24 cm
Author's Foreword to the 1947 Han'gul Edition 1
Chapter 1 Our Family and My Childhood 8
Chapter 2 My Unfortunate Youth 55
Chapter 3 Days of Wandering 110
Chapter 4 In the Service of the People 147
Chapter 5 Shanghai After the March First Movement 213
Chapter 6 Ten Thousand Ri Along the Yangtze River 251
Chapter 7 Return to My Homeland 291
Appendix I My Wish: The Statement of Political Philosophy, 1947 299.
"Kim Ku was highly involved in the struggle for Korea's independence from Japan, and now the autobiography of this celebrated national figure, before only available in Korean, Chinese, or Japanese, has been translated into English. Kim's writings detail the rise of Korea, from inception to the modern "Two Koreas." In addition, a major statement of political philosophy by Kim has been translated, and Jongsoo Lee has added an insightful introduction, a table comparing the dates of world events to dates in Kim's life, and a compilation of biographical sketches on the figures that appear in the autobiography. This book, complete with photographs and maps, is a must-read for anyone studying Asian history and culture."--Jacket.