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- DescriptionAs president of the World Bank for a decade, James Wolfensohn tackled world poverty with a passion and energy that made him a uniquely important figure in a fundamental arena of change. Using a lifetime of experience in the banking sector, he carved a distinct path in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Europe for the institution that serves as the major lender to the world's poor. In A Global Life , Wolfensohn tells his astonishing life story in his own words. A man of surpassing imagination and drive, he became an Olympic fencer and a prominent banker in London and New York. An Australian, he navigated Wall Street with uncommon skill. Chairman of Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy centre for many years, he is also an amateur cellist. But it was his tenure at the World Bank that made him an international force. While at the helm of this controversial institution, Wolfensohn motivated, schemed, charmed, and bullied all the constituencies at his command to broaden the distribution of the world's wealth. Now he bluntly assesses his successes and failures, reflecting on the causes of continuing poverty. Much more than a business story, this is a deeply reflective account of a fascinating career and personality.
- Author BiographyJames D. Wolfensohn was president of the World Bank from 1995 to 2005. He and his wife, Elaine, have three children.
- Author(s)James D. Wolfensohn
- PublisherThe Perseus Books Group
- Date of Publication04/09/2008
- SubjectInternational Relations
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- Content Note16 PP. B/W PHOTO INSERT
- Weight751 g
- Width165 mm
- Height241 mm
- Spine39 mm
- Format DetailsCloth over boards
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