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A question of self-esteem : the United States and the Cold War choices in France and Italy, 1944-1958

Author: Alessandro Brogi
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2002.
Series: International history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This comparative study of French and Italian relations with the US during the early Cold War shows that French and Italian ambitions of status crucially affected the formation of the Western Alliance.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Brogi, Alessandro.
Question of self-esteem.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2002
(OCoLC)606646769
Online version:
Brogi, Alessandro.
Question of self-esteem.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2002
(OCoLC)609351614
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alessandro Brogi
ISBN: 0275972933 9780275972936
OCLC Number: 47054698
Description: xvi, 315 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Invitation and Pride --
France's "Rebirth" --
Italy's "Rebirth" --
America's View --
The Old Game --
Maneuvers --
A Sober Reassessment --
Mastering Interdependence? Status, the "Third Force," and the Western Alliance --
A Self-Reliant Third Force? --
Status, Economic Recovery, and Their Contradictions --
"Third Force" and "Atlantic" Choices --
Toward a "New Game" --
Mastering Interdependence? Status, Nationalism, and the European Army Plan --
France's Quest for Leadership --
Italy's Reactions: The Quest for Harmony? --
Confronting Communist Nationalism --
Status, the New Look, and the Death of the EDC --
Redesigning Interdependence --
Mediterranean "Missions" --
Imperial Decline --
A Mediterranean "Vocation" --
A Question of Leadership --
Instability and Stagnation --
The French "Savior" --
A "de Gaulle" for Italy? --
Epilogue: Containing French "Grandeur."
Series Title: International history.
Responsibility: Alessandro Brogi.

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This comparative study of French and Italian relations with the US during the early Cold War shows that French and Italian ambitions of status crucially affected the formation of the Western Alliance.

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