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A cross of iron : Harry S. Truman and the origins of the national security state, 1945-1954

Author: Michael J Hogan
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Discusses the national security state that emerged in the first decade of the Cold War.

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Harry S Truman; Harry S Truman; Harry S Truman
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael J Hogan
ISBN: 0521795370 9780521795371 052164044X 9780521640442
OCLC Number: 44735946
Notes: Originally published: 1998.
Description: xii, 525 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface and acknowledgements; 1. The National Security discourse: ideology, political culture and state making; 2. Magna Charta: the National Security Act and the specter of the Garrison state; 3. The high price of peace: guns-and-butter politics in the early Cold War; 4. The time tax: American political culture and the UMT debate; 5. 'Chaos and conflict and carnage confounded': budget battles and defense reorganization; 6. Preparing for permanent war: economy, science and secrecy in the National Security state; 7. Turning point: NSC-68, the Korean war and the National Security response; 8. Semiwar: the Korean war and rearmament; 9. The Iron Cross: solvency, security and the Eisenhower transition; 10. Other voices: the public sphere and the National Security mentality; 11. Conclusion; Selected bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Michael J. Hogan.

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