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Acheson : the Secretary of State who created the American world

Autore: James Chace
Editore: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©1998.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : Biography : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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"Acheson is the first complete biography of the most important and controversial secretary of state of the twentieth century. More than any other of the renowned 'Wise Men' who together proposed our vision of the world in the aftermath of World War II, Dean Acheson was the quintessential man of action. Drawing on Acheson family diaries and letters as well as recent revelations from Russian and Chinese archives,  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Biography
Informazioni aggiuntive sul formato: Online version:
Chace, James.
Acheson.
New York : Simon & Schuster, c1998
(OCoLC)607352479
Online version:
Chace, James.
Acheson.
New York : Simon & Schuster, c1998
(OCoLC)630898555
Persona incaricata: Dean Acheson; Dean Acheson
Tipo materiale: Biography, Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Book, Internet Resource
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: James Chace
ISBN: 0684808439 9780684808437
Numero OCLC: 38752901
Descrizione: 512 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contenuti: Prologue : The custom of the country --
A boy's life. Et in arcadia ego ; A world apart ; The most dashing of Yale men ; "This wonderful mechanism, the brain" --
The imperatives of action. The heroes ; "The regular connection of ideas" ; "A low life but a merry one" ; "Forces stronger than reason" ; Most unsordid acts ; The new economic world order ; "The good life is very hard" --
From alliance to Cold War. "An armament race of a rather desperate nature" ; No grand strategy ; "A graceful way out" ; Risking war ; "Clearer than truth" ; Reveille in Mississippi ; The habit-forming drug of public life --
The Secretary of State. In Marshall's chair ; Letting the dust settle ; "That moment of decision" ; The German question, the British connection, and the French solution ; Putting our hand to the plow ; Situations of strength ; "An entirely new war" ; The substitute for victory ; Entangling alliances ; Endgame ; "That candles may be brought" --
The warrior in exile. Rejoining the fray ; "A sort of ancient mariner" ; "The survival of states" ; Contending with LBJ ; Into the quagmire ; Seductions and betrayals --
Coda : "A blade of steel."
Responsabilità: James Chace.
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Drawing on his family diaries and letters as well as the latest revelations from Russian and Chinese archives, this is a biography of Dan Acheson, Truman's controversial secretary of state, tracing  Per saperne di più…

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