No Lost Causes

No Lost Causes

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Penguin Putnam
One of the most inspiring and successful global leaders of the early 21st century explains how bold, imaginative leadership can solve even the most intractable problems—and why there is no such thing as a lost cause.
It’s one of the great, unexpected turnaround stories in modern history: Just a decade ago, Colombia was regarded as a “failed state,” besieged by megalomaniacal drug kingpins, ruthless terrorist groups, and abominable poverty. But since 2002, it has been dramatically transformed into a far more peaceful, stable modern democracy with a promising future. Now, the man who led the transformation, former Colombian president Alvaro Uribe Velez, offers the untold story of how, at enormous personal risk, he refused to accept Colombia’s perilous status quo.
Extremely captivating, No Lost Causes reveals how President Uribe severely weakened the neo-terrorist group, the FARC, which held Colombia captive and caused the brutal murder of his father. It relates the gripping account of how President Uribe staged the daring (and bloodless) jungle rescue of Ingrid Betancourt in 2008, and eventually restored the rule of law across the country. It also explores practical lessons of hands-on management—relevant to both political and business leaders—and provides a thrilling behind-the-scenes look at newsmaking U.S. foreign affairs and never before discussed details and dealings with various world leaders.
Unlike any other presidential memoir, No Lost Causes is not only a compelling story of leadership, but an epic, heart-racing account of how bravery and hope gave a failing nation a brighter future.


Baker & Taylor
The former president of Columbia describes how at great personal risk he transformed his country, overwhelmed with drug lords, terrorists and poverty, into a stable, more peaceful modern democracy while he was at the reins from 2002 to 2010.

Baker
& Taylor

The former president of Columbia describes how at great personal risk he transformed his country--overwhelmed with drug lords, terrorists, and poverty--into a stable, more peaceful modern democracy while he was at the reins from 2002 to 2010.

Publisher: New York : New American Library, 2012
ISBN: 9780451413819
0451413814
Branch Call Number: B URIBEVELEZ
Characteristics: 327 p

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