The Ultimate Vanishing Act is one of the most important books on foreign affairs and world events ever written
" ... detailed, revealing, charming, funny, witty, compassionate, sensitive, adventurous and seductive." - EJ
" ... with Eric LaMont Gregory in the race, I am looking forward to 2016." - SL
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Eric LaMont Gregory, an Oxford educated American, provides an eye-opening and critical account of American foreign policy and for the best of reasons—to contribute to a proper understanding of our time and how the decisions we make today influence the forces that propel us headlong into the future.
His international career began in the Middle East in the 1960s and by the turn of the 21st century had encompassed the globe. He was in Bosnia during the war; Rwanda before and after the genocide there; Honduras after the hurricane devastated that country; Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua during the contra death squad era and Afghanistan shortly after 9/11. He witnessed firsthand two famines in Ethiopia and conflicts in North, East, South and West Africa as well as Central, South and South East Asia.
The Oxford educated scientist is unswerving in his disdain for the way the United States carry out emergency humanitarian relief operations—while the goodwill of the American people is on the world stage, too often we make enemies and not friends.
Gregory is foremost an accomplished medical scientist and is credited with unraveling the intricacies of blood flow in the subcutaneous fatty tissue of critically-ill preterm newborn babies. To explain the relationship between his scientific and diplomatic pursuits, Gregory states that medical skills gets one into the fray, and diplomatic skills make all sides want you to stay engaged.
The Ultimate Vanishing Act is not only an authoritative account of contemporary science and diplomacy; it is a right riveting read.
The Ultimate Vanishing Act is one of the most anticipated books of the 21st century. And, will be on bookshelves and available in digital form in early 2015.
Eva Joyce, author of the Invisible Empire, described The Ultimate Vanishing Act as … detailed, revealing, charming, funny, witty, compassionate, sensitive, adventurous and seductive.
After reading this book, not only will the world seem more understandable, but one will be able to ask better questions of those who would lead and direct American domestic as well as foreign policy.
A timely release as the 2016 presidential campaign swings into force.
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An ounce of mutual respect is worth a pound of friendship.
The price of human progress is, all too often, endurance.
When the problem starts at the top, there is no one to tell.
The tax on memories is by far the highest toll that any of us will ever be called upon to pay.
It is easier to fight one’s enemies than it is to protect one’s friends.
Whoever eschews a face-à-face meeting with a former adversary breaks one of the cardinal rules of diplomacy and statesmanship--always show up for a showdown.
Nuclear energy may well extend electrical power to those who otherwise would know only the candle, but those who see nuclear energy as a source of power to threaten and coerce will only know the grave; from the grave, no man ever lit the home of another.
The Saudis have no geographic interests per se, but their ideological bent is just as dangerous, since any attempt to spread an ideology in today’s world has inevitable geographic consequences, as would any attempt at territorial expansion at the point of a gun.
The core essential ingredient that makes life on this planet worth living is human dignity—wherever it exists in abundance, adversity can never triumph.
The solution to an act of terrorism is infinitely easier than its prevention.
Everyone wants to be Christ, but no one wants to be crucified. However, if you want to be the Savior, you will have to bear the cross, inevitably.
For the first time in human history, the ability to control fire is within our reach.
This new and emerging science is a reminder that every new advance in human knowledge brings with it the ability to build, to improve and possibly to cure, and at the same time brings with it the means to destroy, to coerce and to kill.
Oxford University thrives, because people with rather hefty responsibilities come not looking for answers in the way that word is normally used, but approaches to their problems. It is often advantageous when one confronted with a problem can consult someone, who has a long-range interest in that particular subject.
I have never found it wise to present either side in a conflict a passport that has their adversary’s stamp in it.