Journeys to War and Peace: A Congressional Memoir

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Show simple item record Solarz, Stephen J. 2015-03-09T14:37:54Z 2015-03-09T14:37:54Z 2011
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-58465-997-6
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-58465-998-3
dc.description.abstract In this remarkable book, recounting his long, influential career as a congressman from New York, Stephen Solarz gives an insider’s view of the life of a hard-working legislator in the forefront of democracy movements and human rights during a tumultuous time in our nation’s history. A member of the class of 1974, the so-called “Watergate” class, when 75 freshman Democrats were elected to the Congress, Solarz was part of the group that brought about a power shift in the House from an inner circle of senior committee chairs to a much larger group of subcommittee leaders. Early on he sought and won a seat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, where he earned a reputation as an expert in international relations, traveling to more than 100 countries and meeting the likes of Anwar Sadat, Menachem Begin, Nelson Mandela, Indira Gandhi, Saddam Hussein, Kim Il Sung, and Robert Mugabe. Solarz gives fascinating, detailed descriptions of his role in bringing democracy to South Korea and Taiwan, the triumph of people power in the Philippines, the peace agreement in Cambodia, the abolition of apartheid in South Africa, and the adoption of the resolution authorizing the use of force in the first Gulf War. Written in an engaging style, Journeys to War and Peace will appeal to all who value the struggle for human rights and seek a better understanding between differing cultures and peoples.
dc.format.extent 272 pp. 30 illus. 6 x 9"
dc.language English
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Brandeis University Press
dc.rights Copyright by Stephen J. Solarz 2011
dc.subject Solarz, Stephen J.
dc.subject United States. Congress. House---Biography.
dc.subject Legislators---United States---Biography.
dc.subject United States---Foreign relations---1989-1993.
dc.subject United States---Foreign relations---1945-1989.
dc.subject United States---Politics and government---1945-1989.
dc.subject United States---Politics and government---1989-1993.
dc.title Journeys to War and Peace: A Congressional Memoir
dc.type Book
dc.identifier.doi 10.26812/9781584659983

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