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

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ISBN-10: 0060197765

ISBN-13: 9780060197766

Edition: 2000

Authors: Lee Kuan Yew, Lee K. Yew

List price: $35.00
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Few gave tiny Singapore much chance of survival when it was granted independence in 1965. How is it, then, that today the former British colonial trading post is a thriving Asian metropolis with not only the world's number one airline, best airport, and busiest port of trade, but also the world's fourth-highest per capita real income? The story of that transformation is told here by Singapore's charismatic, controversial founding father, Lee Kuan Yew. Rising from a legacy of divisive colonialism, the devastation of the Second World War, and general poverty and disorder following the withdrawal of foreign forces, Singapore now is hailed as a city of the future. This miraculous history is…    
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/3/2000
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 752
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 2.750
Language: English

Getting the Basics Right
Going It Alone
Building an Army from Scratch
Britain Pulls Out
Surviving Without a Hinterland
Creating a Financial Center
Winning Over the Unions
A Fair, Not Welfare, Society
The Communists Self-Destruct
Straddling, the Middle Ground
Nurturing and Attracting Talent
Many Tongues, One Language
Keeping the Government Clean
Greening Singapore
Managing the Media
Conductor of an Orchestra
In Search of Space--Regional and International
Ups and Downs with Malaysia
Indonesia: From Foe to Friend
Building Ties with Thailand, the Philippines, and Brunei
Vietnam, Myanmar, and Cambodia: Coming to Terms with the Modern World
Asean--Unpromising Start, Promising Future
East Asia in Crisis 1997-1999
Inside the Commonwealth Club
New Bonds with Britain
Ties with Australia and New Zealand
South Asia's Legends and Leaders
Following Britain into Europe
The Soviet Union--An Empire Implodes
America: The Anticommunist Anchorman
Strategic Accord with the United States
America's New Agenda
Japan: Asia's First Miracle
Lessons from Japan
Korea: At the Crossroads
Hong Kong's Transition
Taiwan: The Other China
China: The Dragon with a Long Tail
Deng Xiaoping's China
China Beyond Beijing
China: To Be Rich Is Glorious
Winding Up
Passing the Baton
My Family