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Sumner Welles : FDR's global strategist : a biography

Author: Benjamin Welles
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1997.
Series: Franklin and EleanorRoosevelt Institute series on diplomatic and economic history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In 1915, Sumner Welles, the son of an aristocratic family, began to work for the U.S. State Department, where he quickly showed an aptitude for the delicate job of international negotiation. His early successes in Latin America later brought him to the attention of Franklin Roosevelt, who brought him into his administration as Assistant Secretary of State. While Welles provided FDR with invaluable information about  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Sumner Welles; Sumner Welles; Sumner Welles
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Welles
ISBN: 0312174403 9780312174408 033372657X 9780333726570
OCLC Number: 36647891
Description: xii, 437 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Family and Groton, 1892-1910 --
Harvard, 1911-1912 --
Paris, 1913-1914 --
Japan, 1915-1917 --
Argentina, 1917-1919 --
Directing Latin American Affairs, 1920-1922 --
Dominican Republic, Mathilde and resignation, 1922 --
"Presidential timber," 1923-1924 --
Crisis in Honduras, 1923 --
Marriage and dismissal, 1924-1925 --
In the political wilderness, 1927-1928 --
Dawes mission, 1929 --
Growing links with FDR, 1928-1932 --
Assistant Secretary of State for Latin America, 1933 --
Ambassador to Cuba, 1933 --
End of a controversial mission, 1933 --
Back at the helm: the 1936 Buenos Aires Conference, 1934-1936 --
Under secretary and global planner, 1937 --
At FDR's right hand, 1938-1939 --
Creation of Israel, 1937-1948 --
Mission to Europe, 1940 --
Hill's problem with Welles, 1940-1941 --
In the national spotlight, 1940-1941 --
De Gaulle and the Free French, 1940-1944 --
Atlantic Charter Conference, 1941 --
Defending the hemisphere: the Rio Conference, 1942 --
Planning for peace, 1942-1943 --
Resignation, 1943 --
Ready to depart, 1943-1961.
Series Title: Franklin and EleanorRoosevelt Institute series on diplomatic and economic history.
Responsibility: by Benjamin Welles.
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An account of the life of Sumner Welles written by his son, Benjamin. This book is aimed at anyone interested in Welles, the history of his time, and the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt.  Read more...

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