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The Resource Dean Acheson : a life in the Cold War, Robert L. Beisner

Dean Acheson : a life in the Cold War, Robert L. Beisner

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Dean Acheson : a life in the Cold War
Title
Dean Acheson
Title remainder
a life in the Cold War
Statement of responsibility
Robert L. Beisner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Dean Acheson was one of the most influential Secretaries of State in U.S. history, presiding over American foreign policy during the pivotal decade after World War II. During his vastly influential career, Acheson spearheaded the greatest foreign policy achievements in modern times, ranging from the Marshall Plan to the establishment of NATO. In a book filled with insight based on research in government archives, memoirs, letters, and diaries, historian Beisner illuminates Acheson's policy-making, describing how he led the State Department and managed his relationship with Truman. The book examines Acheson's major triumphs, including the highly underrated achievement of converting West Germany and Japan from mortal enemies to prized allies, and does not shy away from examining his missteps. But underlying all his actions, Beisner shows, was a tough-minded determination to outmatch the strength of the Soviet bloc--indeed, to defeat the Soviet Union at every turn.--From publisher description
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digitized
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beisner, Robert L
Dewey number
973.918092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
E748.A15
LC item number
B45 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Acheson, Dean
  • Statesmen
  • United States
  • Cold War
  • Acheson, Dean
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Statesmen
  • United States
  • Diplomatieke betrekkingen
  • Buitenlandse politiek
  • Koude Oorlog
  • Verenigde Staten
Label
Dean Acheson : a life in the Cold War, Robert L. Beisner
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 661-768) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: "The shiniest fish that ever came out of the sea" -- Rare meat: adding reach to power. -- Patterns of peril: joining the cold warriors. -- Rome and Carthage: the Truman Doctrine. -- The Marshall Plan and return to private life. -- The inner and outer Acheson. -- Acheson, the president and the State Department. -- Keeping the Americans in, the Russians out, and the Germans down, 1949. -- Strategy in Europe: backing the West, probing the East. -- Looking for chances in China, 1949. -- Neither wood nor ivory: checkmated in China, 1949-1950. -- Other early encounters with Asia and the Middle East. -- Weapons: the H-bomb. -- Words: NSC-68, public opinion, and total diplomacy. -- Real diplomacy, in Europe, 1949-1950. -- Plunge into the unknown: the United States, Indochina, and China on the eve of the Korean War. -- Friends in place: Acheson and Alger Hiss. -- Evil days
Control code
133077722
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 800 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786610760091
Lccn
2006010820
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780195045789
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)133077722
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Dean Acheson : a life in the Cold War, Robert L. Beisner
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 661-768) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: "The shiniest fish that ever came out of the sea" -- Rare meat: adding reach to power. -- Patterns of peril: joining the cold warriors. -- Rome and Carthage: the Truman Doctrine. -- The Marshall Plan and return to private life. -- The inner and outer Acheson. -- Acheson, the president and the State Department. -- Keeping the Americans in, the Russians out, and the Germans down, 1949. -- Strategy in Europe: backing the West, probing the East. -- Looking for chances in China, 1949. -- Neither wood nor ivory: checkmated in China, 1949-1950. -- Other early encounters with Asia and the Middle East. -- Weapons: the H-bomb. -- Words: NSC-68, public opinion, and total diplomacy. -- Real diplomacy, in Europe, 1949-1950. -- Plunge into the unknown: the United States, Indochina, and China on the eve of the Korean War. -- Friends in place: Acheson and Alger Hiss. -- Evil days
Control code
133077722
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 800 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786610760091
Lccn
2006010820
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780195045789
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)133077722
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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