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Acheson : the Secretary of State who created the American world

Author: James Chace
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Chace, James.
Acheson.
New York : Simon & Schuster, c1998
(OCoLC)607352479
Online version:
Chace, James.
Acheson.
New York : Simon & Schuster, c1998
(OCoLC)630898555
Named Person: Dean Acheson; Dean Acheson
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Chace
ISBN: 0684808439 9780684808437
OCLC Number: 38752901
Description: 512 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: 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."
Responsibility: James Chace.
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