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A preponderance of power : national security, the Truman administration, and the Cold War

Author: Melvyn P Leffler
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©1992.
Series: Stanford nuclear age series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the most comprehensive history to date of the Truman Administration's progressive embroilment in the cold war, and it presents a stunning new interpretation of U.S. national security policy  Read more...

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Named Person: Harry S Truman; Harry S Truman
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Melvyn P Leffler
ISBN: 0804719241 9780804719247 0804722188 9780804722186
OCLC Number: 23382609
Awards: Bancroft Prize, 1993.
Herbert Hoover Book Award, 1992.
Description: xvii, 689 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Ambivalence, disorganization, and the East European litmus test, 1945 --
Global security, 1945 --
The Cold War begins, January-November 1946 --
From the Truman doctrine to the National Security Act, November 1946-July 1947 --
The Marshall Plan, Germany, and the European cold war, June 1947-June 1948 --
Goals, tactics, and the budgetary conundrum, 1947-1948 --
Acheson takes command, November 1948-September 1949 --
Problems, risk-taking, and NSC 68, September 1949 June 1950 --
Wresting the initiative, June-November 1950 --
Progress amidst anxiety, November 1950-September 1951 --
Preponderance amidst instability, September 1951-January 1953.
Series Title: Stanford nuclear age series.
Responsibility: Melvyn P. Leffler.
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