Dean Acheson: The Cold War Years, 1953-71

August 31, 1994|
Dean Acheson: The Cold War Years, 1953-71 by Douglas Brinkley
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DEAN ACHESON is best remembered as President Harry Truman's powerful secretary of state, the American father of NATO, and a major architect of U.S. foreign policy in the decade following the Second World War. But Acheson also played a major role in politics and foreign affairs after his tenure in the Truman administration, as an important Democratic Party activist and theorist during the Eisenhower presidency and as a valued adviser during the Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon administrations. This engrossing book, the first to chronicle Acheson's postsecretarial career, paints a portrait of a brilliant, irascible, and powerful man acting during a turbulent period in American history. Drawing on the recently opened Acheson papers as well as on interviews with Acheson's family and with leading public figures of the era, Douglas Brinkley tells an intriguing tale that is part biography, part diplomatic history, and part politics. Brinkley considers Acheson's role in numerous NATO-related debates and task forces, the Berlin and Cuban missile crises, Vietnam War decision-mak
Title:Dean Acheson: The Cold War Years, 1953-71Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:446 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 0.68 inShipping dimensions:446 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 0.68 inPublished:August 31, 1994Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0300060750

ISBN - 13:9780300060751

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