EBOOK / PDF The President, the Pope, and the Prime Minister: Three Who Changed the World
An entertaining read if you lived through some of this history as it gives you new insights into the impact that these three leaders had on the world stage at a articularly dramatic oint in modern history Each of them is an interesting character but where the book shines through the best is when it describes the relationships between them Most of this centered around Reagan and his relationship with Thatcher was warm "And Supportive As They Saw In Each Other An Ally "supportive as they saw in each other an ally a friend Enjoyed tremendously Much information on events in the 1980s such as the Falklands War and SDI to which I aid only artial attention at the time 4 children full time job and partial attention at the time 4 children full time job and of both arents Succinct summary of various social revolutions of the 60s and the 70s and their conseuences Particularly valuable on the ost Vatican II Catholic Church Fascinated with reading about exactly how the co operation among the three brought about the end of communist domination of Poland and conseuent liberation of eastern Europe Favorite uote from Margaret Thatcher It was easy for lesser men to underrate Ronald Reagan as seen in barbed comments by Tom Brokaw Tom Wicker and Anthony Lewis of the New York Times and historian Henry Steele Commager OSullivan Steele Commager OSullivan The President the Pope and the Prime Minister Three Who Changed the World Washington DC Regnery Pub 2008 There are three major world events which defined the 20th century World War 1 World War 2 and the Cold War In his book The President the Pope and the Prime Minister John O Sullivan chronicles the extraordinary role Ronald Reagan Margaret Thatcher and Pope John Paul II layed in the ultimate downfall of the Soviet Union O Sullivan does an excellent job at both detailing the evolution of each of the Phoenix Persecuzioni Volume 2 parties and of their respective constituencies Early in the book he states bluntly that Woijtyla John Paul II was too Catholic Thatcher too conservative and Reagan too American This caused each to be easily written off and disregarded However by almost shear will ofersonality and the ineffectiveness of the opposition to correct many of the ages roblems the three began to win over many to their ideologies Perhaps some of the most interesting details in the book focus around a span of just three months in 1981 That three month span saw both Ronald Reagan and the ope almost killed by an assassin s bullet O Sullivan details just how close the two men came to dying The author makes a convincing case that the Soviet Union had contracted the would be assassin to try and kill the One Date Second Date pope That is how dangerous John Paull II had come to the Soviet Union Either way fate intervened As John Paul said afterwards one hand shot the bullet and another one guided it O Sulliv. The President the Pope and the Prime Minister is a sweeping dramatic account of how three great figures changed the course of history All of them led with courage but also with great optimism Theope helped ordinary Poles and East Europeans banish their fear of Soviet Communism convincing them. ,
An astutely oints out whether one believes divine intervention was responsible for the survival of Reagan and the Hawkeye The Thunderbolts Vol 2 pope is really irrelevant The important thing from a historicalerspective is that the Venom Space Knight Volume 1 Agent Of The Cosmos people involved thoroughly believed their lives were spared for a divineurpose and it influenced their actions O Sullivan also discusses the failed attempt on Margaret Thatcher s life All three incidents gave the near victims great olitical capital which helped them carry out their objectives The next major subject of the book was the support of Solidarity in Poland O Sullivan succeeds in detailing the force and influence John Paul II wielded over the opulation of his home country His Star Girl philosophy ofassive resistance slowly began to eat away at the legitimacy of not just the Polish government but of the Kremlin itself He compliments that by showing how Reagan would support Solidarity not just with words of support but also with logistical capabilities such as disseminating radios Through the efforts of both men the Polish dictatorship fell without any violence or military action It was complete victory for the Deadpool Dracula S Gauntlet president andope Perhaps the most fascinating section in the book is the relationship between the most fascinating section in the book is the relationship between three figures Regarding Poland and Solidarity the Reagan administration routinely shared intelligence with the Vatican and openly accepted counsel on how to Interaction In The Language Curriculum Awareness Autonomy And Authenticity proceed Much the same was true of Margaret Thatcher and Reagan While Reagan s role is often givenrecedence in American literature O Sullivan shows their relationship one of very even give and take Thatcher in many cases had as much or influence as members of his cabinet Reagan agreed to meet with Gorbachev after the Prime Minister assured him that Gorbachev was a man we can do business with In
this regard thatcher was an indispensable factor inregard Thatcher was an indispensable factor in eventual downfall of communism If there is any criticism it will be that the author is unabashed in his adoration for Ronald Reagan He rarely if ever criticizes the former Fans president throughout the book Whether one finds that refreshing or deliberately biased will likely depend on theirolitical leanings However while many of the arguments especially regarding Gray Escape places like Nicaragua and El Salvador areredominately La Corde Du Mont Rose partisan he does give information to support is conclusions In summary The President the Pope and the Prime Minister does a great job of explaining how the Cold War was won not by weapons or economichilosophy but by a triumvirate of great The Scottish Highlanders And The Land Laws An Historico Economical Enquiry Classic Reprint personalities that believed in what they stood for and were not afraid to fight for that belief They strengthened each other s resolve and ushered in a new world order I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking. That liberation wasossible The Letters From Wolfie prime minister restored her country's failing economy by reviving the vigorous virtues of the Britisheople The resident rebuilt America's military ower its national morale and its re – eminence as leader of the free world Together they brought down an evil. ,
For a slightly different What We Have Said Haunts Us perspective of the end of the Cold War Overall rating 455 stars In much of the analysis of theapal Izlase Vajadzga Grmata portion of this triumvirate O Sullivan leans heavily on therevious work of George Weigel Still The President The Pope And The The President the Pope and the Minister is an interesting read especially in the way it compares and contrasts the way Reagan Pope John Paul II and Thatcher dealt with assassination attempts Well written and interesting this book is the story of three great leaders Thatcher Reagan and John Paul II Written by an former editor at National Review the story of the the Big Three is told through a decidedly conservative Greta Und Mr Right Eine Stewardess Auf Der Turbulenten Suche Nach Der Wahren Liebe point of view which I am fine with since so much in the field of history is infected by Marxism and Progressivism these days Essentially Reagan Thatcher who died just a few days ago and the Pope were courageous optimistic and firm They were clear in their convictions willing to stand up for what they believed in and formed by a deeply Christian worldview Perfect Of course not no leader iserfect But were they Io Ti Liberer pretty damn good Yes they wereI remember many of the events in this book but hazily as though through a glass darkly to steal ahrase I was very young during the 80s but I do recall most of the big events this book chronicles Eually interesting to me was the survey of the 1970s which were a horrible decade of rising crime rates inflation stagnation and cultural malaise It s no wonder that someone like Reagan appealed to the majority of Americans My first impression of him when I was ten years old was the thought that he could keep me safe I hung on to that belief all the way through my high school graduation when President Reagan left office I think for many in my generation we feel about Reagan the way our arents felt about John F Kennedy we just loved him despite his flaws and failings I remember being a college freshman in a world history class and having my rofessor become absolutely apoplectic about Reagan That was in 1987 He still engenders the same Pavlovian response for liberals today That s Rescued Heart part of why I love him so One very interestingoint in this book was about the behavior of
one Edward M Kennedy toward the Soviet Union I knew that heEdward M Kennedy toward the Soviet Union I knew that he so many who shared his New Avengers A I M Volume 2 Standoff politics going all the way back the the Russian Revolution was naive about the USSR but I had no idea how he actively worked to undermine the President while Reagan negotiated with Gorbachev Pathetic and not the least bit surprisingSo a good book about the great events of a few decadesast Most histories about this time My Ultimate Super Hero Manual period are written from a liberaloint of view It was refreshing to read something ositive about the successes of conservatism for a chang. Empire and changed the world for the better No one can tell their intertwined story better than John O'Sullivan former editor of National Review and the Times of London who knew all three and conducted exclusive interviews that shed extraordinary new light on these giants of the twentieth centur. .