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Sovereign soldiers : how the U.S. military transformed the global economy after World War II

Author: Grant Madsen
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2018] ©2018
Series: American business, politics, and society.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Sovereign Soldiers, historian Grant Madsen tells the story of military leaders who took on an unfamiliar and often untold policymaking role during the occupation of Germany and Japan after World War II, applying a range of economic ideas whose impact would endure throughout the prosperous 1950s, including in the United States itself.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Grant Madsen
ISBN: 9780812295238 0812295234
OCLC Number: 1031214516
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Abbreviations; Introduction; Chapter 1. When the Military Became an External State; Chapter 2. The War, the Economy, and the Army; Chapter 3. The Army in a Time of Depression; Chapter 4. The Army, the New Deal, and the Planning for the Postwar; Chapter 5. "This Thing Was Assembled by Economic Idiots"; Chapter 6. The Army Creates a Plan for Germany; Chapter 7. A German "Miracle"; Chapter 8. Political Progress in Japan-and Economic Decline; Chapter 9. "Recovery Without Fiction"; Chapter 10. Implementing the "Dodge Line"; Chapter 11. Truman and Eisenhower. Chapter 12. "The Great Equation"Chapter 13. Protecting the Global Economy; Epilogue; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z; Acknowledgments.
Series Title: American business, politics, and society.
Responsibility: Grant Madsen.
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