By S. R. Nathan
Here Singapore's President S.R. Nathan tells his personal tale, taking the reader again with him to his adolescence, to modest beginnings and existence as a runaway in Singapore and Malaya, after which the adventure of renewed desire in the course of the jap profession. After a belated and constrained collage schooling, in addition to a brief spell as a social employee facing seafarers, he witnessed from contained in the Labour Reserch Unit the delivery of Singapore's sleek exchange union flow. almost immediately after Singapore accomplished complete independence, he joined the employees of the newly proven Ministry of international Affairs, retiring - as he idea - as everlasting Secretary. besides the fact that, he didn't retire. After being requested to run the Straits occasions newspaper for a time, he served as excessive Commissioner in Malaysia and Ambassador within the usa. Few humans have packed a lot right into a lifestyles. after which, at an age whilst most folk are way past the top in their operating lives, he was once elected President of Singapore, within which position he has received the hearts of many of us in Singapore and abroad.
Read Online or Download An Unexpected Journey: Path to the Presidency PDF
Best biographies of presidents & heads of state books
Mao: The Unknown tale via Jung Chang and Jon Halliday was once released in 2005 to a superb fanfare. The booklet portrays Mao as a monster – equivalent to or worse than Hitler and Stalin – and a idiot who gained energy by way of local crafty and governed by way of terror. It got a rapturous welcome from reviewers within the well known press and rocketed to the head of the global bestseller record.
H. H. SHEIKH KHALIFA BIN ZAYED AL NAHYANA Tower of management And HumanityIn a troubling international the place humanity is soreness to easily live to tell the tale, such management merits to be famous WorldwideWhy I Wrote This BookI wrote this e-book simply because H. H. Sheikh Khalifa management has reshaped and superior the reside variety for hundreds of thousands.
Qui est vraiment MikhaÏl Gorbatchev ? Le fossoyeur du communisme ou bien un apparatchik seulement soucieux de retarder sa décomposition ? Est-il un héros libre et tragique de l'histoire, ou bien s'est-il trouvé emporté, malgré lui, par l'effondrement d'un monde qui avait fait son pouvoir ? Jean-Bernard Raimond, ancien ministre des Affaires étrangères, a été ambassadeur de France à Moscou.
Over the process greater than six many years as an writer, journalist, and professor, Max Lerner studied and assessed many presidents, but Thomas Jefferson acquired his such a lot sustained cognizance. To Lerner, Jefferson got here closest within the American context to Plato's "philosopher-king," the perfect philosopher and chief.
- Woodrow Wilson and World War I: A Burden Too Great to Bear
- Thomas Jefferson, vie, liberté et bonheur: Portrait amoureux (HISTOIRE/ACTUAL) (French Edition)
- Marcus Agrippa: Right-hand Man of Caesar Augustus
- Not Even Past: Barack Obama and the Burden of Race (The Lawrence Stone Lectures)
- Gerald Ford and the Challenges of the 1970s
- The Elusive Eric Williams
Additional resources for An Unexpected Journey: Path to the Presidency
An Unexpected Journey: Path to the Presidency by S. R. Nathan