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The brothers : John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and their secret world war

Author: Stephen Kinzer
Publisher: New York : Time Books/Henry Holt and Company, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : First EditionView all editions and formats
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A joint biography of John Foster Dulles and Allen Dulles, who led the United States into foreign adventures that decisively shaped today's world as the Cold War was at its peak.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Available also in ebook format
Named Person: John Foster Dulles; Allen Dulles; Allen Dulles; John Foster Dulles
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Kinzer
ISBN: 9780805094978 0805094970 1429953527 9781429953528
OCLC Number: 827256871
Description: 402 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: PART I: TWO BROTHERS. Unmentionable happenings ; The taint of my environment ; Dull, duller, Dulles ; That fella from Wall Street --
PART II: SIX MONSTERS. A Whirling dervish with a college education ; The most forthright pro-communist ; A matchless interplay of ruthlessness and guile ; The self-intoxicated president ; The tall, goateed radical ; The bearded strongman --
PART III: ONE CENTURY. A face of God.
Responsibility: Stephen Kinzer.

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During the 1950s, when the Cold War was at its peak, two immensely powerful brothers led the United States into a series of foreign adventures whose effects are still shaking the world. In this book,  Read more...

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Named a Best Book of the Year by "TheAtlantic.com "and "Kirkus Reviews""[A] fluently written, ingeniously researched, thrillerish work of popular history... Mr. Kinzer has brightened his dark tale Read more...

 
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