Conversations With Ban Ki-Moon by Tom Plate
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Tom Plate stands out among Western journalists. Not only has this former editorial director of the Los Angeles Times, syndicated columnist and Loyola Marymount University professor relentlessly chronicled the most important story of our era -- the rise of Asia -- but he has done so through his rare personal access to the key leaders in the region.
His Giants of Asia series (published by Marshal Cavendish International) based on extensive personal interviews and encounters, has so far included the great eminence of East Asia's transformation, Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew, as well as the controversial Mohammed Mahathir of Malaysia and Thailand's Thaksin Shinawatra.