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NATO 1948 : the Birth of the Transatlantic Alliance.

Author: Lawrence S Kaplan
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2007.
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This compelling history brings to life the watershed year of 1948, when the United States reversed its long-standing position of political and military isolation from Europe and agreed to an 'entangling alliance' with ten European nations. The historic North Atlantic Treaty was signed on April 4, 1949, but the often-contentious negotiations stretched throughout the preceding year. Lawrence S. Kaplan, the leading  Read more...
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Kaplan, Lawrence S.
NATO 1948 : The Birth of the Transatlantic Alliance.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2007
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence S Kaplan
ISBN: 9781461640264 1461640261
OCLC Number: 856869809
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (285 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Preface; 1 Introduction: The Isolationist Tradition, 1800-1947; 2 ""The Speech"": 22 January 1948; 3 The Brussels Pact: 17 March 1948; 4 The Vandenberg Resolution: 11 June 1948; 5 The ""Exploratory"" Talks: July-September 1948; 6 The Western Union Defense Organization: 1948-1949; 7 The Hiatus: September-December 1948; 8 Toward the Treaty of Washington, January-April 1949; 9 The Relevance of NATO in the Post-Cold War Era; Appendix A: The Brussels Pact; Appendix B: The Vandenberg Resolution (S. 239); Appendix C: The North Atlantic Treaty. Bibliographic EssayIndex; About the Author.
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