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Hope and History: A Memoir of Tumultuous Times

William vanden Heuvel


This book is the memoir of Ambassador William J. vanden Heuvel. It weaves together his most important public speeches and writings, compiled over a lifetime of public service, with anecdotes of his adventures as a second-generation American, a soldier, a lawyer, a political activist and a diplomat. The chapters touch upon themes that resonate as much today as they did when he first encountered them: the impact of heroes and mentors, the problem of racism in America, tackling the crisis in America's prisons, the plight and promise of the United Nations, America and the Holocaust, and the legacy ... More

Keywords: Ambassador William J. vanden Heuvel, memoir, speeches, politics, prisons, Holocaust, FDR, Robert F. Kennedy, Jimmy Carter, public service

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781501738173
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501738173.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William vanden Heuvel, author