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Author Fox Quesada, Vicente.

Title Revolution of hope : the life, faith, and dreams of a Mexican president / Vicente Fox and Rob Allyn.

Published New York : Viking, 2007.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  972.0841092 FOX/ FOX    AVAILABLE
Physical description xx, 375 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Notes Includes index.
Summary "When the Mexican people swept Vicente Fox into office in 2000, they broke the dictatorial one-party rule that had strangled Mexico for more than seventy years - the longest reigning authoritarian government of the twentieth century. President Fox steered Mexico's fragile young democracy through turbulent times." "Now, Vicente Fox tells his story. A native son of Mexico, grandson of pioneers from the United States and Spain, he worked his way up from ranch hand and truck driver to become the youngest CEO in the history of Coca-Cola Mexico. His political rise from precinct worker to world leader was equally swift. Vicente Fox's account of his unlikely 2000 crusade - when his upset victory as a dark-horse presidential candidate toppled the "perfect dictatorship" that had ruled Mexico longer than the Communists ran the Soviet Union - offers a view on how change can bring hope." "President Fox held office during dramatic years in world history. Days before terrorists attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, he was in Washington on the brink of a historic immigration accord with President Bush - until 9/11 caused the United States to stop building bridges with Mexico and start building walls. For the first time, we are privy to the inside details of his negotiations with Bush and Prime Minister Tony Blair regarding the declaration of war against Iraq, as Fox led Mexico to a brave stance for peace in the U.N. Security Council. He discusses candidly the ups and downs of his close but sometimes rocky relationships with George W. Bush and other world leaders, from Fidel Castro and Nelson Mandela to Vladimir Putin and Hugo Chavez." "Revolution of Hope also reflects President Fox's ongoing crusade for global democracy, free trade, social justice, and human compassion. He outlines a new vision of hope for the future of the Americas, a controversial vision for a continental trade union. He speaks out forcefully on hot global topics such as immigration, racism, the role of the United Nations, globalism, the role of religious faith in political life, gender equity, indigenous rights, and the moral imperative to heal the global divide between rich and poor nations. The devoted father of four children who were adopted (a rarity in Mexico), President Fox talks in moving and personal terms about his painful divorce and loving remarriage to Mexico's first outspoken first lady, and the cause they now share for the world's poor." "Vicente Fox embodies the American Dream in its broadest sense, as a vision of the possibilities of the New World. Elected as a political outsider with a message of change, the man Time's 2000 Newsmaker of the Year issue called the "Coca-Cola Revolutionary" is truly a world hero of democracy. With his engaging personality. self-deprecating humor, and blunt honesty, Revolution of Hope is a personal story of triumph and a bold political vision for the future."--BOOK JACKET.
Other author Allyn, Rob.
Subject Fox Quesada, Vicente.
Presidents -- Mexico -- Biography.
ISBN 9780670018390