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|Informazioni aggiuntive sul format:||Online version:
Craig, R. Bruce.
Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, ©2004
|Persona incaricata:||Harry Dexter White; Harry Dexter White|
|Tipo materiale:||Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Risorsa internet|
|Tipo documento:||Book, Internet Resource|
|Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori:||
R Bruce Craig
|Descrizione:||x, 436 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm|
|Contenuti:||The making of a new dealer --
The early years --
Whittaker Chambers, Harry Dexter White, and the Washington, D.C., Communist Underground --
The Elizabeth Bentley story --
Harry Dexter White and the subversion of American foreign policy --
The econ-umists --
The quarter-billion-dollar German occupation-currency scandal --
Bretton Woods and the assault on American Internationalism --
A different peace: the Morgenthau plan for postwar Germany --
Harry Dexter White and the "Fall of China" --
Great expectations dashed --
The search for corroboration: five decades and beyond --
Herbert Brownell, J. Edgar Hoover, Harry S. Truman, and the Harry Dexter White controversy --
The half-century search: a matter of espionage --
The Harry Dexter White case in retrospect.
|Responsabilità:||R. Bruce Craig.|
"Craig draws heavily on previously untapped or underused sources, including White's personal papers, Treasury Department records, FBI files, and the once secret Venona files of decrypted Soviet espionage cables. Interviews with nearly two dozen key figures in the case, including Alger Hiss and former KGB officer V.G. Pavlov, also help bring White's story to life. Sifting through this mountain of evidence, Craig retraces White's rise to power within the Treasury Department and confirms that White was involved in a "species of espionage"--But also shows that the same evidence contradicts Bentley's charges of "policy subversion.""
"What emerges is an evenhanded portrait of neither a monster nor a martyr but rather a committed New Dealer and internationalist whose hopes for world peace transcended national loyalties - a man who saw some benefit in cooperating with the Soviets but had no affection for dictatorship. Although it still remains unclear whether White leaked classified information vital to national security, Craig clearly shows that none of the most serious allegations against him can be substantiated."--Jacket.
- White, Harry Dexter, -- 1892-1948.
- United States. -- Department of the Treasury -- Officials and employees -- Biography.
- Subversive activities -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
- Espionage, Soviet -- United States -- History.
- Communism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
- Trials (Political crimes and offenses) -- United States.
- White, Harry Dexter.