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Author: W W Rostow
Publisher: Austin, TX : University of Texas Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A trusted advisor to Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson and one of America's leading professors of economic history, W.W. Rostow has helped shape the intellectual debate and governmental policies on major economic, political, and military issues since World War II. In this thought-provoking memoir, he takes a retrospective look at eleven key policy problems with which he has been involved to show how ideas  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Rostow, W.W. (Walt Whitman), 1916-2003.
Concept and controversy.
Austin, TX : University of Texas Press, ©2003
(OCoLC)606976379
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: W W Rostow
ISBN: 029277124X 9780292771246
OCLC Number: 50643738
Description: xii, 454 pages : illustrations, portrait ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. A Backward Glance: 1916-1938 1 --
2. The Use of Air Power in Europe, 1942-1945: Should the Allies Have Won the War in Europe in 1944? 27 --
3. The United States and the Soviet Union, 1945-1989: The Hinge Was Poland 59 --
4. The Death of Stalin, 1953: The Timing May Have Been Off 96 --
5. Open Skies, 1955: A Useful Failure 137 --
6. Eisenhower and Kennedy on Foreign Aid, 1953-1963: The White Hats Triumph after a Fashion 188 --
7. The Republic of Korea: My Marginal Association with a Miracle 254 --
8. The Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson Efforts to Control Inflation, 1957-1972: Innovations Should Be Institutionalized 262 --
9. China, 1949-: Waiting for a Democratic Revolution 279 --
10. Vietnam and Southeast Asia: Should the Ho Chi Minh Trail Have Been Cut? 295 --
11. The Urban Problem, 1991-: Prevention versus Damage Control 317 --
12. Population, Modern Japan's Fourth Challenge: The Central Problem of the Twenty-first Century 332 --
13. The Long and Short Periods: A Possible Binding Thread 346 --
14. Two Final Reflections: One about the Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries, the Other about the Individual and History 354 --
Appendix A. Draft of Proposed U.S. Plan for a European Settlement: February 1946 359 --
Appendix B. The Question of East Germany Immediately after Stalin's Death 365 --
Appendix C. Text of W.W. Rostow's Seoul National University Speech 369 --
Appendix D. Andrews and Ortega Elementary Schools: Texas Academic Achievement Analysis, 1994-2001 377.
Responsibility: by W.W. Rostow.
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"A trusted advisor to Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson and one of America's leading professors of economic history, W.W. Rostow has helped shape the intellectual debate and governmental policies on major economic, political, and military issues since World War II. In this thought-provoking memoir, he takes a retrospective look at eleven key policy problems with which he has been involved to show how ideas flow into concrete action and how actions taken or not taken in the short term actually determine the long run that we call "the future.""--Jacket.

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