The long-awaited, provocative memoirs of the leader of Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew.
British colonial rule, Japanese occupation, Communist insurrection, riots, and independence.
How an impoverished, tiny nation with no natural resources became a leading player in the world economy.
An Asian best-seller, now available for the first time in the United States. Visionary? Authoritarian? Model for the West? Lee Kuan Yew, the long-time leader of Singapore, has been called all these things, and more. In these vivid memoirs, Lee takes a profoundly personal look back at the events that led to Singapores independence and shaped its struggle for success. And, as always, he lets the chips fall where they may. Youll be with Lee as he leads striking unionists against the colonial government; shares tea and rounds of golf with key players in Britain and Malaya; and drinks warm Anchor beer with leaders of the communist underground at secret midnight meetings. From British colonial rule through Japanese occupation in World War II, Communist insurrection, riots, independence -- and the struggles that followed -- few political memoirs anywhere have been this blunt, or this fascinating.
Kuan Yew Lee is the Senior Minister of the Government of Singapore, and former Prime Minister. He is universally recognized as the man who transformed Singapore into the modern nation it has become.
Book in good condition with bright clean pages throughout and securely bound. Printed in 1998.