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From Roosevelt to Truman : Potsdam, Hiroshima, and the Cold War

Author: Wilson D Miscamble
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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On April 12, 1945, Franklin Roosevelt died and Harry Truman took his place in the White House. Historians have been arguing ever since about the implications of this transition for American foreign policy in general and relations with the Soviet Union in particular. This study explores this issue.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Harry S Truman; Harry S Truman
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wilson D Miscamble
ISBN: 9780521728584 0521728584
OCLC Number: 192027432
Notes: Originally published: 2007.
Description: pages cm
Contents: Preparation : the making of an (American) internationalist --
Inheritance : Franklin Roosevelt's uncertain legacy --
Initiation : tactical reversal, strategic continuity --
Instruction : Truman's advisers and their conflicting advice --
Negotiation : Truman and Byrnes at Potsdam --
Intimidation : Hiroshima, the Japanese and the Soviets --
Indecision : floundering between collaboration and confrontation --
Transformation : Truman's foreign policy.
Responsibility: Wilson D. Miscamble.

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