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Concept and controversy : sixty years of taking ideas to market

Author: Walt Whitman Rostow
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2003.
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W W Rostow has been an advisor to Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson. This memoir takes a look at eleven key policy problems with which he has been involved to show how ideas flow into  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walt Whitman Rostow
ISBN: 029277124X 9780292771246
OCLC Number: 717103972
Description: XII, 454 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Contents: * Preface *1. A Backward Glance: 1916-1938 *2. The Use of Air Power in Europe, 1942-1945: Should the Allies Have Won the War in Europe in 1944? *3. The United States and the Soviet Union, 1945-1999: The Hinge Was Poland *4. The Death of Stalin, 1953: The Timing May Have Been Off *5. Open Skies, 1955: A Useful Failure *6. Eisenhower and Kennedy on Foreign Aid, 1953-1963: The White Hats Triumph after a Fashion *7. The Republic of Korea: My Marginal Association with a Miracle *8. The Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson Efforts to Control Inflation, 1957-1972: Innovations Should Be Institutionalized *9. China, 1949-: Waiting for a Democratic Revolution *10. Vietnam and Southeast Asia: Should the Ho Chi Minh Trail Have Been Cut? *11. The Urban Problem, 1991-: Prevention versus Damage Control *12. Population, Modern Japan's Fourth Challenge: The Central Problem of the Twenty-first Century *13. The Long and Short Periods: A Possible Binding Thread *14. Two Final Reflections: One about the Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries, the Other about the Individual and History * Appendix A. Draft of Proposed U.S. Plan for a European Settlement: February 1946 * Appendix B * Appendix C. Text of W. W. Rostow's Seoul National University Speech * Appendix D. Andrews and Ortega Elementary Schools: Texas Academic Achievement Analysis, 1994-2002 * Notes * Index
Responsibility: by W.W. Rostow.


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