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The hungry world : America's Cold War battle against poverty in Asia

Author: Nick Cullather
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2010.
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Food was a critical front in the Cold War battle for Asia, "Where Communism goes, hunger follows" was the slogan of American nation builders who fanned out into the countryside to divert rivers, remodel villages, and introduce tractors, chemicals, and genes to multiply the crops consumed by millions. This "green revolution" has been credited with averting Malthusian famines, saving billions of lives, and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nick Cullather
ISBN: 9780674050785 0674050789
OCLC Number: 555658551
Awards: Short-listed for Lionel Gelber Prize 2011
Description: xi, 348 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: The world food problem --
Mexico's way out --
A continent of peasants --
We shall release the waters --
A very big, very poor country --
A parable of seeds --
You can't eat steel --
The meaning of famine --
The conquest of hunger --
Present at the re-creation.
Responsibility: Nick Cullather.

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Food was a critical front in the Cold War battle for Asia. 'Where Communism goes, hunger follows' was the slogan of American nation builders who fanned out into the countryside to divert rivers,  Read more...

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The Hungry World furnishes a striking vantage on development policy, as well as on the decidedly mixed outcomes of American engagement with Asian politics. -- Katherine Maher Bookforum 20101201 Read more...

 
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