Angles of Vision: A Memoir of My Life

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The richness and variety of his pursuits are compelling features of this memoir in which Philip Klutznick displays his talent as a superb storyteller. Born into a modest home of immigrant parents in Kansas City, Missouri, Mr. Klutznick recalls his very Jewish upbringing, his school years, and his start in the law. His instinct for public service led him to Washington where he served Presidents Roosevelt and Truman as chief of public housing. The experience, plus his entrepreneurial bent, drew him to large-scale ...
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Overview

The richness and variety of his pursuits are compelling features of this memoir in which Philip Klutznick displays his talent as a superb storyteller. Born into a modest home of immigrant parents in Kansas City, Missouri, Mr. Klutznick recalls his very Jewish upbringing, his school years, and his start in the law. His instinct for public service led him to Washington where he served Presidents Roosevelt and Truman as chief of public housing. The experience, plus his entrepreneurial bent, drew him to large-scale development after the war, most of it in the Chicago area. But he clung to his Jewishness through major service in Jewish organizations, notably as international president of the B'nai B'rith and later as president of the World Jewish Congress. In government or out, he has been astute but outspoken in championing the interests of American Jews and of the state of Israel, even when it has meant public disagreement with Israeli leaders. Mr. Klutznick's considerable experience at the United Nations and his tenure as Secretary of Commerce under Jimmy Carter placed him in strategic positions involving the Middle East and threw him together with some of the world's most interesting and powerful players. Indeed, his experience with the great and near-great form some of the most entertaining portions of his book. Angles of Vision is a remarkable memoir of our age and a reaffirmation of the opportunities of American life. Illustrated with eight pages of photographs.
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Editorial Reviews

American Jewish Archives Journal
Klutznick has more than amply filled the job description of an American Jewish giant...in fact, he may be the gigantic of them all.
The Washington Times - Robert L. Spaeth
Narrative moves along smoothly and never disappoints a curious reader...impressive.
Robert L. Spaeth
Narrative moves along smoothly and never disappoints a curious reader...impressive.
Washington Times
American Jewish Archives
Klutznick has more than amply filled the job description of an American Jewish giant...in fact, he may be the gigantic of them all.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This intensely interesting memoir by Klutznick, a public servant and Jewish community leader known for his WW II and postwar public housing developments, recounts his many interwoven interests, and global history as he has witnessed it. Collaborating with Orthodox Jewish scholar Hyman, the 84-year-old author recalls both friends and adversaries encountered while he served in various roles under seven presidents--as U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Economic and Social Council, as Secretary of Commerce under Carter, etc. His loyalties, he notes, were sometimes torn between his native U.S. and Israel, and his presidencies of International B'nai B'rith and World Jewish Congress involved him in sensitive U.S.-Israeli problems, as did his efforts to reconcile conflicting American Jewish interest groups. Klutznick formed close friendships with Eleanor Roosevelt, Truman, Adlai Stevenson and international Jewish leader Nahum Goldmann, among many American, Israeli and other world figures. Photos. (Sept.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780929587646
  • Publisher: Dee, Ivan R. Publisher
  • Publication date: 5/28/1991
  • Pages: 405
  • Product dimensions: 6.48 (w) x 9.44 (h) x 1.56 (d)

Meet the Author

Philip M. Klutznick lives in Chicago where he continues to be active in business and civic affairs.
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