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The authoritative biography of Prince Harry by noted royal family biographer Penny Junor, author of Prince William: The Man Who Will Be King and The Firm: The Troubled Life of the House of Windsor.  Prince Harry, one of the most popular members of the British royal family, has had a colorful life. After losing his mother at 12 years old, he spent his teenage years making questionable choices under intense international media scrutiny, becoming known for his mischevious grin, shock of red hair, and the occassional not-so-royal indiscretion. As he’s grown, he has distinguished himself through military service, flying helicopters for the RAF. He served in Afghanistan and continues to devote himself to his military career. He also follows in his mother’s footsteps with charity work–he is the founder of Sentebale, a charity to help orphans in Lesotho, and works with many other charitable organziations to help young people in society and to conserve natural resources. As he reaches his thirtieth birthday, Prince Harry is proving himself a prince of the people.

With unprecedented access to the most important figures in his life, Penny Junor is able get the truth about who this mercurial and fascinating royal son really is. A modern biography of a modern prince, this book offers an insider’s look at the life of the man who is fourth in line to Britain’s throne.

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The Big Ideas of Lee Kuan Yew

Lee Kuan Yew was born in 1923, a time when Singapore was under British rule. After experiencing the Japanese Occupation of Singapore, he travelled to England to study Law. Mr Lee’s legal career in Singapore was marked by increasing political involvement. Together with a group of like-minded individuals, he formed the People’s Action Party (PAP) in 1954. Following the PAP’s victory in the 1959 Legislative Assembly general elections, Mr Lee became the first Prime Minister of Singapore, at the age of 35. He held this position until 1990.
After stepping down from the premiership, he remained in the Cabinet until 2011, serving as Senior Minister and subsequently as Minister Mentor. Mr Lee oversaw Singapore’s transformation from a Third World country to a First World country. This remarkable achievement has long prompted admiration and debate. This book: The Big Ideas of Lee Kuan Yew makes a distinctive contribution to our understanding of Mr Lee’s legacy because for the first time the men and women who worked closely with him have come together to discuss his ideas.
The resulting essays shed valuable light on a wide range of topics including law and politics, society and economics, and governance and foreign affairs.
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Condition: New 5/5 | Language: English | Publisher: Straits Times Press | Published: October 2014 | Format: Hardcover | Pages: 196 | ISBN: 9789814342797

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Princess: More Tears to Cry by Jean Sasson

Bestselling author Jean Sasson has been revealing the stories of Middle Eastern life for more than twenty years. Told through the eyes of Princess Sultana, the Princess series has brought readers from around the world behind the veil of Saudi Arabian life and exposed the terrible gender restrictions and discrimination women continue to face today.
In her new book Princess Sultana vividly describes life inside one of the richest, most conservative kingdoms in the world. This is a world where male guardians rule every aspect of a woman’s world – from whom she marries, to where she works. The Princess leads a privileged life with multiple villas and servants, but even she must work in secret to record these stories of women who have been beaten, scorned and even hanged.
But this book is also a very human, endearing look into the life of a loving Saudi family and their friends. It is filled with emotional outbursts at family celebrations, a reckless car chase through the streets of Riyadh, tender moments with a beloved grandchild, two adult daughters who cannot stop
disagreeing about their different views of veiling, a happy romance and always a search for justice.
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Condition: New 5/5 | Publisher: DOUBLEDAY | Published: September 2014 | Format: Paperback | Pages: 336 | ISBN: 9780857522429

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Systematically revised and updated, the fourth edition of Public Management and Administration by Owen E. Hughes provides a broad-ranging and international introduction to the field and includes a new chapter on governance. In recent years there has been a transformation in the management of the public sector across many parts of the world. The rigid, bureaucratic form of public administration which dominated for most of the twentieth century has been replaced in the twenty-first century by a more flexible, market-based form of public management. As public management has developed away from New Public Management, it has moved even further away from the traditional model of administration. Public Management and Administration introduces and assesses the principles and theories underlying changes in the management of the public sector. Public management models are being adopted all over the world and the basis, nature and dimensions of these – as well as their theoretical underpinnings and differences – are considered in detail. The fourth edition of this highly successful text has been substantially revised and updated throughout and includes a new chapter on governance.
A strength of the book is the admirable clarity of its arguments. Indeed, this is one of the best written books of its kind that I have come across. Nor does it suffer from the limitations of country-specific studies, treating the NPM as an international phenomenon.’ – Chris Painter, Teaching Public Administration

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Praised for its organization and clear explanation of complex issues, “Public Finance, 10th, International Edition” offers a balance of expenditure and tax topics coupled with information and analytical tools to help readers understand major government policy and finance issues. Popular author and seasoned economist Dr. David Hyman delivers a solid economics-oriented approach to public finance and public policy. The 10th edition of PUBLIC FINANCE, International Edition thoroughly illustrates the role government plays in the economy and explains how and why the public sector makes decisions. Packed with timely, real-world examples, PUBLIC FINANCE, 10th, International Edition sparks lively discussion and debate with its coverage of such hot topics as national defense and homeland security, pollution rights, Social Security reform, federal tax reform, and the Iraq war. In addition, it includes numerous study tools and exercises to help students sharpen their economic acumen.
Table of contents – PART I: THE ECONOMIC BASIS FOR GOVERNMENT ACTIVITY. 1. Government Activity in the Modern Mixed Economy. 2. The Efficiency Criterion. 3. Internalizing Externalities. 4. The Theory of Public Goods. 5. Collective Choice and Politics. PART II: GOVERNMENT EXPENDITURES AND POLICY IN THE UNITED STATES: SELECTED ISSUES. 6. Government Budgeting and Cost-Benefit Analysis. 7. Government Aid to The Poor. 8. Social Insurance. 9. Health Care Expenditures. PART III: FINANCING GOVERNMENT EXPENDITURES. 10. Alternative Means of Government Finance. 11. Economic Analysis of Taxation. 12. Fiscal Balance and Public Debt. PART IV: TAXATION: THEORY AND STRUCTURE. 13. Income Taxes. 14. Personal Income Taxes in the United States. 15. Business Income Taxes. 16. Consumption Taxes. 17. Wealth Taxes. PART V: STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT FINANCE. 18. Public Finance in a Federal System of Government.

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Economics of the Public Sector By author Sara Connolly and Alistair Munro is a comprehensive new text that breaks the mould of traditional Public Sector Economics texts. It provides the student with a solid grounding in theory and focuses on how this theory can be applied to a broad range of contemporary issues such as health and education, the monopoly regulation and privatisation, as well as taxes and incentives. This approach teaches the student to understand how the public sector interacts with the rest of the economy, why governments act in the way they do, enabling them to evaluate policies and their alternatives.
Table of contents: * Introduction * Economic Rationales for the State * Equity and Efficiency * Public Goods * Externalities * Asymmetric Information * Benefit Analysis * Public Choice * Government Failure * Taxation * Tax Incidence and Efficiency * Intertemporal Issues * Taxes on Labour * Social Insurance and the Welfare State * Income Inequality * Poverty * Social Policy * Pensions and Ageing * Healthcare * Education and Training * Privatisation and Social Ownership * Regulation and Competition Policy * The Environment * Federal Issues and the European Union. This is the 1999 edition of the Economics of the Public Sector

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“Association” describes one of the most exciting and inspiring episodes in modern political, economic and social history. The book records the history of the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting (AMM) from a tentative meeting of its founding fathers in 1967 to its modern form under the ASEAN Charter and it tells how a geographical location known as Southeast Asia has become the home of ASEAN and a much-admired symbol of regional and international cooperation. Is is far more, however, than a political, economic and social history. It is a human story, at the heart of which is the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting, the “AMM”, a gathering of regional Foreign Ministers, whose members, ever since its founding, have placed the human agency ahead of all historical and ideological considerations. It is described through the eyes of its longest-serving member, one whose earliest mentors were the Association’s Founding Fathers themselves. The book intertwines documentary, academic, artistic and graphic content in an overall tribute to the more than six hundred million people of Southeast Asia.
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Language: English | Condition: New 5/5 | Publisher: Brunei Press | Published: 2013 | Format: Hardcover | Pages: 175 | ISBN: 9789991732374

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The Audacity of Hope By Barack Obama (Paperback)

In The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream, Obama engages themes raised in his keynote speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, shares personal views on faith and values and offers a vision of the future that involves repairing a “political process that is broken” and restoring a government that has fallen out of touch with the people. Hope is not blind optimism. It’s not ignoring the enormity of the task ahead or the roadblocks that stand in our path. It’s not sitting on the sidelines or shirking from a fight. Hope is that thing inside us that insists, despite all evidence to the contrary, that something better awaits us if we have the courage to reach for it, and to work for it, and to fight for it. Hope is the belief that destiny will not be written for us, but by us, by the men and women who are not content to settle for the world as it is, who have the courage to remake the world as it should be. The Audacity of Hope is Barack Obama’s call for a new kind of politics—a politics that builds upon those shared understandings that pull us together as Americans. Lucid in his vision of America’s place in the world, refreshingly candid about his family life and his time in the Senate, Obama here sets out his political convictions and inspires us to trust in the dogged optimism that has long defined us and that is our best hope going forward. 9780307455871

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Lee Kuan Yew is Singapore’s most influential son but he is not without his critics. He has not flinched from taking them on, even now after almost 60 years in the political fray. Why is he so hard on his political opponent? Will Singapore become a democracy? Could the People’s Action Party ever lose its grip on power? Are younger leaders up to the mark? Will growing religiosity change Singapore for the better or worse? How will rising giants China and India affect its fortunes? Lee fields these questions and more as he covers the terrain of the past and contemplates the expanse of the future for this island nation that he and his founding generation built on the hopes of a people. Based on 32 hours of interviews at the Istana, along with 64 pages of photographs and a DVD insert, the book features Lee in full flow, combative, thought-provoking, controversial.
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Condition: New 5/5 | Language: English | Publisher: Straits Times Press | Published: January 2011 | Format: Hardcover | Pages: 460 | ISBN: 9789814266727

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Argo: How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in History is the declassified CIA story that inspired the Hollywood film from Ben Affleck and George Clooney Tehran, November 1979. Militant students stormed the American embassy and held sixty Americans captive for a gruelling 444 days. But until now the CIA has never revealed the twist to the Iran Hostage Crisis: six Americans escaped. The escape plot was run by Antonio Mendez, head of the CIA’s extraction team and a master of disguise. Mendez came up with an idea so daring and potentially foolish that it seemed destined for Hollywood…and indeed it was. He invented a fake sci-fi film called “Argo” (from the actual name of the CIA mission, a reference to Jason and the Argonauts). After announcing the production to the movie industry, Mendez put together a team of real 1970s Hollywood actors, directors and producers – along with covert CIA officers. They would travel to revolutionary Iran under a foreign film visa, and while ‘scouting locations’ throughout the country they would track down the six Americans who were hiding out. After giving them false identities as part of the film crew, they would spirit them back across the border. One part ‘Ocean’s 11’ and another part ‘Black Hawk Down’, Mendez’s mind-bogglingly complicated and risky gamble paid off: each escapee was extracted without a shot being fired. Mendez is considered one of the greatest officers in CIA history. The story of this, his greatest mission, has never been told. Antonio Mendez was cited by Richard Clarke as one of the top two or three CIA agents in history. His He received the Intelligence Star for his rescue of six Americans from revolutionary Iran, and has received the CIA’s Intelligence Medal of Merit and the Trailblazer Medallion. He continues to consult for the CIA. He and his wife, also a famed agent, were technical consultants on the television series “The Agency” and founding board members of the International Spy Museum in Washington. Matt Baglio is the author of the “New York Times” bestseller “The Rite: The Making of a Modern Exorcist”. His writing appears regularly in the “Daily Mail” and the “Associated Press”. 9780241964590

1. About the Author(s): Antonio Mendez was cited by Richard Clarke as one of the top two or three CIA agents in history. His He received the Intelligence Star for his rescue of six Americans from revolutionary Iran, and has received the CIA’s Intelligence Medal of Merit and the Trailblazer Medallion. He continues to consult for the CIA. He and his wife, also a famed agent, were technical consultants on the television series ‘The Agency’ and founding board members of the International Spy Museum in Washington. Matt Baglio is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Rite: The Making of a Modern Exorcist. His writing appears regularly in the Daily Mail and the Associated Press.

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To identify the economic stars of the future we should abandon the habit of extrapolating from the recent past and lumping wildly diverse countries together. We need to remember that sustained economic success is a rare phenomenon. As an era of easy money and easy growth comes to a close, China in particular will cool down. Other major players including Brazil, Russia, and India face their own daunting challenges and inflated expectations. The new “breakout nations” will probably spring from the margins, even from the shadows. Ruchir Sharma, one of the world ‘s largest investors in emerging markets for Morgan Stanley, here identifies which are most likely to leap ahead and why. After two decades spent traveling the globe tracking the progress of developing countries, Sharma has produced a book full of surprises: why the overpriced cocktails in Rio are a sign of revival in Detroit; how the threat of the “population bomb” came to be seen as a competitive advantage; how an industrial revolution in Asia is redefining what manufacturing can do for a modern economy; and how the coming shakeout in the big emerging markets could shift the spotlight back to the West, especially American technology and German manufacturing. What emerges is a clear picture of the shifting balance of global economic power and how it plays out for emerging nations and for the West. In a captivating exploration studded with vignettes, Sharma reveals his rules on how to spot economic success stories. Breakout Nations is a rollicking education for anyone looking to understand where the future will happen.

1. About the Author(s): Ruchir Sharma is the head of emerging markets at Morgan Stanley and a longtime columnist for Newsweek, the Wall Street Journal, and the Economic Times of India. He lives in New York City.

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His first major conclusion is that China’s growth will slow sharply. Total debt as a share of GDP is rising, its cheap labor advantage is rapidly disappearing, its consumers are already strongly participating in its new economy – spending has increased nearly 9%/year for 30 years, and some estimate China already has a 25% share of the world’s luxury market, its ‘one-child’ policy is now bringing an aging population (average age 37 in 2020, vs. 29 in India and 49 in Europe), its highway network is already second only to the U.S., slightly more than half its population is now city-dwelling (691 million), developers have built ‘ghost cities’ and malls, and its economy is already quite large – the world’s second largest.

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Unfinished at the time of Marx’s death in 1883 and first published with a preface by Frederick Engels in 1894, the third volume of “Das Kapital” strove to combine the theories and concepts of the two previous volumes in order to prove conclusively that capitalism is inherently unworkable as a permanent system for society. Here, Marx asserts controversially that – regardless of the efforts of individual capitalists, public authorities or even generous philanthropists – any market economy is inevitably doomed to endure a series of worsening, explosive crises leading finally to complete collapse. But he also offers an inspirational and compelling prediction: that the end of capitalism will culminate, ultimately, in the birth of a far greater form of society.

1. About the Author(s): Karl Marx was born in 1818 in Trier, Germany and studied in Bonn and Berlin. Influenced by Hegel, he later reacted against idealist philosophy and began to develop his own theory of historical materialism. He related the state of society to its economic foundations and mode of production, and recommended armed revolution on the part of the proletariat. Together with Engels, who he met in Paris, he wrote the Manifesto of the Communist Party. He lived in England as a refugee until his death in 1888, after participating in an unsuccessful revolution in Germany. Ernst Mandel was a member of the Belgian TUV from 1954 to 1963 and was chosen for the annual Alfred Marshall Lectures by Cambridge University in 1978. He died in 1995 and the Guardian described him as ‘one of the most creative and independent-minded revolutionary Marxist thinkers of the post-war world.’ Translated by David Fernbach with an introduction by Ernest Mandel

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In the Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844 Marx explains how, under capitalism, people rely on labor to live. In the past people could rely on Nature itself for their natural needs; in modern society, if one wants to eat, one must work: it is only through money that one may survive. Thus, man becomes a slave to his wages. It is only through his work that he can find enough money to continue to live; but he doesn’t simply live, he actually only survives, as a worker. Labor is only used to create more wealth, instead of achieving the fulfillment of human nature.Wilder Publications is a green publisher. All of our books are printed to order. This reduces waste and helps us keep prices low while greatly reducing our impact on the environment.

1. About the Author(s): Karl Marx was born in 1818 in Trier, Germany and studied in Bonn and Berlin. Influenced by Hegel, he later reacted against idealist philosophy and began to develop his own theory of historical materialism. He related the state of society to its economic foundations and mode of production, and recommended armed revolution on the part of the proletariat. Together with Engels, who he met in Paris, he wrote the Manifesto of the Communist Party. He lived in England as a refugee until his death in 1888, after participating in an unsuccessful revolution in Germany.

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It is hard to imagine a book, essay or pamphlet outside of the Bible that has been more influential, and widely read, than Marx and Engels’ “Communist Manifesto”. Written in 1848, this small book has become one of the world’s most influential political tracts. Part of the “Rethinking the Western Tradition” series, this edition of the “Manifesto” features essays from such distinguished contributors as Vladimir Tismaneanu, Steven Lukes, Saskia Sassen, and Stephen Bronner that address its relevance in the post-1989, post-Cold War world, in which the ideological polarities of the twentieth century have been effaced, what was considered “the left” is in intellectual and political disarray, and Marxism has faded as an attractive mode of thought for most intellectuals. It also includes much ancillary material, including Engels’ “Why I Am a Communist”.

1. About the Author(s): Karl Marx was born in 1818 in Trier, Germany and studied in Bonn and Berlin. Influenced by Hegel, he later reacted against idealist philosophy and began to develop his own theory of historical materialism. He related the state of society to its economic foundations and mode of production, and recommended armed revolution on the part of the proletariat. Together with Engels, who he met in Paris, he wrote the Manifesto of the Communist Party. He lived in England as a refugee until his death in 1888, after participating in an unsuccessful revolution in Germany.

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In a single volume, the seminal writings of the world’s leading philosopher, linguist, and critic, published to coincide with his eightieth birthday. For more than forty years Noam Chomsky’s writings on politics and language have established him as a preeminent public intellectual and as one of the most original and wide-ranging political and social critics of our time. Among the seminal figures in linguistic theory over the past century, since the 1960s Chomsky has also secured a place as perhaps the leading dissident voice in the United States. “The Essential Chomsky” assembles the core of his most important writings, including excerpts from his most influential texts over the past forty years. Here is an unprecedented, comprehensive overview of Chomsky’s thought. 9781847920645

1. About the Author(s): Avram Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, political activist, author, and lecturer. He is an Institute Professor and professor emeritus of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Chomsky’s many bestselling works–including “Manufacturing Consent, Hegemony or Survival, Understanding Power,” and “Failed States”–have served as essential touchstones for dissidents, activists, scholars, and concerned citizens on subjects ranging from the media to human rights to intellectual freedom. In particular, Chomsky’s scathing critiques of the U.S. wars in Vietnam, Central America, and the Middle East have furnished a widely accepted intellectual inspiration for antiwar movements over nearly four decades.

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Brunei Foreign Policy And Government Guide

Brunei Foreign Policy And Government Guide details Foreign policy, domestic policy, political system and parties, government and administrative structure, international activity and more. Updated annually 9780739761632

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This book was written by Bhutto from his jail cell. To many Bhutto died as a martyr. To others he got what he deserved, however, the fact remains that there has perhaps never been a more charismatic leader, one who could articulate his thoughts well enough to inspire great dreams in the minds of the masses.

1. About the Author(s): Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was 9th Prime Minister of Pakistan from 1973 to 1977, and prior to that, 4th President of Pakistan from 1971 to 1973. Bhutto was the founder of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and served as its chairman until his execution in 1979. His elder daughter, Benazir Bhutto, would also serve as Prime minister, while his son Murtaza Bhutto, served as member of Parliament of Pakistan.

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A tale of decadence and excess, great houses and wild parties, love and sexual intrigue, this biography of Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, casts an astonishing new light on the nobility of eighteenth-century England. Fashionable, extravagant and universally adored, Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, was one of the most influential women of her day. But her flamboyant public persona hid a multitude of personal troubles: drug addiction, vast gambling debts, an unhappy menage a trois with her husband and best friend, and a doomed affair with the future prime minister. Like her descendant, Diana, Princess of Wales, Georgiana was a vulnerable woman living the life of an icon. This utterly absorbing biography, recently made into a major film starring Keira Knightley as the Duchess of Devonshire, paints a touching portrait of a misunderstood woman.

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A Journey by Tony Blair (Paperback)

In 1997, Tony Blair won the biggest Labour victory in history to sweep the party to power and end eighteen years of Conservative government. He has been one of the most dynamic leaders of modern times; few British prime ministers have shaped the nation’s course as profoundly as Blair during his ten years in power, and his achievements and his legacy will be debated for years to come. Now his memoirs reveal in intimate detail this unique political and personal journey, providing an insight into the man, the politician and the statesman, and charting successes, controversies and disappointments with an extraordinary candour. A Journey will prove essential and compulsive reading for anyone who wants to understand the complexities of our global world. As an account of the nature and uses of power, it will also have a readership that extends well beyond politics, to all those who want to understand the challenges of leadership today. 9780099525097
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In his twenty-two years as Prime Minister of Malaysia Dr Mahathir Mohamad transformed his country from an agricultural backwater into an industrial powerhouse that would become the seventeenth-largest trading nation in the world. This remarkable achievement was not without controversy, and Dr Mahathir’s extraordinary vision and iron grip earned him both enemies as well as ardent admirers within and outside of Malaysia. He has been described—typically and paradoxically—as a tyrannical dictator, a bête noir, as well as inspiring, courageous and an outspoken defender of the downtrodden, the Third World, and moderate Islam. At almost every turn Dr Mahathir rewrote the rules. This book reveals hitherto unknown aspects of this intensely private, but publicly bold, statesman. It provides a clear and compelling narrative of modern Malaysian political history as seen through the eyes of one its greatest shapers. It is neither apology nor defence, but a forceful, compelling and often exciting account of how Dr Mahathir achieved what he did in so short a time, and why. Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, satu nama besar dalam sejarah moden Malaysia. Selama 22 tahun memerintah Malaysia, beliau telah mengubah Malaysia daripada sebuah negara pertanian kepada sebuah negara industri, daripada sebuah masyarakat tradisional kepada sebuah masyarakat urban. Pemikiran beliau telah membentuk corak kepada masyarakat Malaysia bahkan sehingga hari ini. Samada seseorang itu menyayangi beliau atau membenci beliau, tidak dapat tidak harus diakui bahawa sebahagian besar rakyat Malaysia hari ini adalah produk kepimpinan beliau sebagai Perdana Menteri sepanjang 1981-2003. Jadi, tidak hairanlah memoir beliau “A Doctor In The House: The Memoirs of Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad” merupakan bacaan yang ditunggu-tunggu. 9789675997228

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