From Third World to First: The Singapore Story 1965-2000 :: Lee Kuan Yew

From Third World to First: The Singapore Story 1965-2000 :: Lee Kuan Yew soon to be presented for sale on the special BookLovers of Bath web site!

Singapore: Singapore Press Holdings, 2000, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Includes: Black & white photographs; Colour photographs;

From the cover: Few gave tiny Singapore much chance of survival when independence was thrust upon it in 1965. Today the former British trading post is a thriving Asian metropolis with the worlds fourth highest per capita income. The story of that transformation is told here by Singapores charismatic, controversial founding father Lee Kuan Yew. From Third World To First continues where the bestselling first volume, The Singapore Story, left off, and brings up to date the story of Singapores dramatic rise.

Delving deep into his own meticulous notes and previously unpublished papers and cabinet records, Lee details the extraordinary efforts it took for an island city-state in Southeast Asia to survive, with just a razors edge to manoeuvre in, as Albert Winsemius, Singapores economic advisor in the 1960s, put it.

We read how a young man of 42 and his cabinet colleagues finished off the communist threat to the fledgling states security, to begin the long, hard work of building a nation: creating an …

Introduction by: Henry A. Kissinger

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.

Quarter-bound Dark Red on Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 778 pages. Index. 9½” x 6¼”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I woo you with the cream of the crop in my Biography catalogue?


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