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Author Blumenthal, W. Michael, 1926-

Title From exile to Washington : a memoir of leadership in the twentieth century / W. Michael Blumenthal.

Publication Info. New York, NY : The Overlook Press, 2013.


Location Call No. Status
 Simsbury Public Library - Biographies  BIOG BLUMENTHAL, W. MICHAEL    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description xv, 432 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Born in Weimar Germany, W. Michael Blumenthal grew up during the ascent of the Third Reich. He and his family fled from the Nazis to the other side of the world--first to Shanghai, then to America. There, he made a career in business and politics, as an adviser to President Kennedy and as the Secretary of the Treasury under President Carter. In 1997, after a half century as an American, he did what many German Jews would never consider: He returned to Berlin. In Full Circle, Blumenthal explains how his life experiences led him to reaccept his German homeland. He vividly describes his youth in Berlin during Nazi rule, his dramatic escape to Japanese occupied China, and the life he made in the United States. Whether as a professor of economics, a business leader, or a presidential adviser, Blumenthal has always been keenly attuned to current events. With the authority of an elder statesman, Blumenthal presents a compelling view of a new Germany--one that has been forced to confront its own dark past and become a world leader once again."-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Preface -- The Thirties Germany in Trouble: In Nazi Berlin -- The Forties The War Years: Shanghai -- The Fifties Postwar USA: Apprenticeship Years -- The Sixties Washington -- The Seventies A World in Transition -- The Seventies II The Carter Years -- The Eighties Globalism -- The Nineties A New Germany -- Notes -- Acknowledgments -- Index.
Subject Blumenthal, W. Michael, 1926-
United States. Office of the Treasurer -- Biography.
Blumenthal, W. Michael, 1926- (OCoLC)fst00280068
United States. Office of the Treasurer. (OCoLC)fst00520223
Cabinet officers -- United States -- Biography.
United States -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Cabinet officers. (OCoLC)fst00843535
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
Germany. (OCoLC)fst01210272
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Autobiographies. (OCoLC)fst01919894
Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9781468307290 (hardback)
1468307290 (hardback)
Standard No. 40022875799
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