Where Have You Gone, Harry Truman?
The Selected Works
Stanley A. Weiss
A self-made business magnate, international bon vivant, and founder of a nonprofit organization influential on national security issues, Stanley Weiss felt something was missing: a sense of purpose. That’s why, in his late fifties, he began to write about the world leaders, diplomats, and generals he had become confidants with across six continents.
For three decades, he has brought rare behind-the-scenes looks at countries most Westerners have only begun to understand, explaining the importance of key issues, players, and regions long before they were considered important. Well before the attention of the world was shifting to the places he knew best—from India to Indonesia, Myanmar to Mexico, Thailand to the Middle East—he was explaining how much they mattered and urging the United States to pay attention. When the history of Asia and the West’s pivot eastward in the twenty-first century is written, Stanley Weiss will provide the first draft.
For those who believe US leadership still matters—and that it’s never too late to pursue a lifelong dream—Where Have You Gone, Harry Truman? will provoke, inform, and inspire.
About The Author
Stanley A. Weiss is the Founding Chairman of Business Executives for National Security and former chairman of the mining, refractories, chemicals and mineral processing company, American Premier, Inc.
Mr. Weiss has written widely on public policy matters. His work has appeared in the Huffington Post, International Herald Tribune, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and The Washington Times. His first book, Manganese: The Other Uses, is the definitive work on the non-metallurgical uses of manganese.
A former fellow at Harvard’s Center for International Affairs, Mr. Weiss is the recipient of an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Point Park University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Premier Chemicals and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the American Ditchley Foundation, the International Institute for Strategic Studies, and the Royal Institution in the UK Mr. Weiss has served on the Board of Directors of Harman International Industries; the Board of Visitors of Georgetown University School of Foreign Service; and the advisory boards of the RAND Center for Middle East Public Policy and the International Crisis Group.
Mr. Weiss is married with two children. He divides his time between his residences in London and his office in Washington, D.C.
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