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Marks, Frederick W.

Works: 11 works in 50 publications in 1 language and 3,701 library holdings
Genres: Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E303, 327.73
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Frederick W Marks
Most widely held works by Frederick W Marks
Independence on trial; foreign affairs and the making of the Constitution by Frederick W Marks( Book )
12 editions published between 1973 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Independence on Trial, Frederick W. Marks III focuses on the impact of foreign affairs and trade, arguing that they had an overwhelming influence in shaping constitutional reform for the founding fathers. He argues that problems relating to the conducting of foreign affairs far outweighed any other issues facing the Confederation and that the Federalist's desire for a more advantageous position in the world was their overriding concern which gave rise to the Constitution
Velvet on iron : the diplomacy of Theodore Roosevelt by Frederick W Marks( Book )
10 editions published between 1979 and 1982 in English and held by 1,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wind over sand : the diplomacy of Franklin Roosevelt by Frederick W Marks( Book )
10 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Power and peace : the diplomacy of John Foster Dulles by Frederick W Marks( Book )
8 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Foster Dulles' reputation among diplomatic historians has been at a low ebb for many years. The fact that it is only now beginning to show signs of recovery is surprising considering that his modus operandi, coupled with a public style that concealed as much as it revealed, enabled him to gain the respect of hundreds of overseas officials, including those of the USSR. The cutting edge of an extraordinarily subtle and complex mind made it possible for him to lead the United States through eight years of unparalleled peace and prosperity. Nevertheless, the strategy and tactics behind such a record have escaped notice, especially in academia, where he is still subject to varying degrees of caricature. Not since 1973 has any full-length study dealt in any comprehensive way with Dulles as secretary of state even though a steady stream of fresh source material has become available during the interim. Power and Peace offers the first analysis of in Dulles' operational plan across the board. It is also unique for the type of linkage that is uncovered between different issues in different parts of the world. Beyond this, on the basis of research notable for breadth as well as depth in key areas, it differentiates Dulles from Eisenhower, showing that, contrary to conventional wisdom, it was the former who generally took the lead on policy matters. It indicates that Dulles was capable of weighing in heavily on the side of non-intervention and hence was no more of a "hawk" than Ike. It also unveils important differences of opinion separating the secretary from his boss. Professor Marks presents some of the most crucial episodes in an entirely new light - for instance the Dien Bien Phu crisis, Western European union, intervention in Guatemala, and Dulles' indispensable work on behalf of Austrian freedom, work that has yet to receive even minimal recognition. Finally, Marks explores the intellectual side of the secretary, something once again neglected but nonetheless essential since Dulles, of all American statesmen next to John Quincy Adams, was a thinker. In a nutshell, Marks puts the case that far from being the personification of the Cold War mentality, as he is so often portrayed on the basis of his rhetoric, Dulles was eminently flexible behind the scenes and about as pragmatic as it was possible to be at a time of rampant McCarthyism. Working alongside Eisenhower, he inaugurated the first era of Soviet-American detente: and it is in this light, Marks argues, that Dulles is best understood, as well as most worthy of remembrance
A Catholic handbook for engaged and newly married couples by Frederick W Marks( Book )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A brief for belief : the case for Catholicism by Frederick W Marks( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Think and believe by Frederick W Marks( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The impact of foreign affairs on the United States Constitution, 1783-1788 by Frederick W Marks( Book )
2 editions published between 1969 and 1972 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Manual Catolico para novios y recien casados by Frederick W Marks( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Marks, Frederick
Marks, Frederick 1940-
Marks, Frederick W.
Marks, Frederick W. III
Marks, Frederick W. III 1940-
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