Dean Acheson And The Creation Of An American World Order (Paperback)

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    This compact and accessible biography critically assesses the life and career of Dean Acheson, one of America’s foremost diplomats and strategists. As a top State Department official from 1941 to 1947 and as Harry S. Truman’s secretary of state fr...

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    This compact and accessible biography critically assesses the life and career of Dean Acheson, one of America’s foremost diplomats and strategists. As a top State Department official from 1941 to 1947 and as Harry S. Truman’s secretary of state from 1949 to 1953, Acheson shaped many of the key U.S. foreign policy initiatives of those years, including the Truman Doctrine, the Marshall Plan, the creation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the rebuilding of Germany and Japan, America’s intervention in Korea, and its early involvement in the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Right up until his death in 1971, Acheson continued to participate in major policy decisions and debates, including the Cuban missile and Berlin crises and the Vietnam War.

    Dean Acheson can justifiably be called the principal architect of the American Century. More than any other individual, Acheson is responsible for designing and implementing the ultimately successful U.S. Cold War strategy for containing the Soviet Union. In an even broader sense, Acheson played an instrumental role in creating the institutions, alliances, and economic arrangements that, in the 1940s, brought to life an American-dominated world order. The remarkable durability of that world orderwhich has remained the dominant fact of international life long after the end of the Cold Warmakes a careful examination of Acheson’s diplomacy especially relevant to today’s international challenges.

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    ISBN 9781574889277
    Genre BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Political
    Format Paperback
    Pages 257
    Publisher Date 2009-01-09 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Potomac Books Inc
    Copyright Year 2009
    Height 8.75 in
    Wdth 6.0 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.9 lb
    Language English
    Series Name Shapers of Int4ernational History
    Audience General/trade
    Authors McMahon, Robert J.

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