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The Resource Acheson : the Secretary of State who created the American world, James Chace

Acheson : the Secretary of State who created the American world, James Chace

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Acheson : the Secretary of State who created the American world
Title
Acheson
Title remainder
the Secretary of State who created the American world
Statement of responsibility
James Chace
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Acheson is the first complete biography of the most important and controversial secretary of state of the twentieth century. More than any other of the renowned "Wise Men" who together proposed our vision of the world in the aftermath of World War II, Dean Acheson was the quintessential man of action." "Drawing on Acheson family diaries and letters as well as recent revelations from Russian and Chinese archives, historian James Chace traces Acheson's remarkable life, from his days as a schoolboy at Groton and his carefree life at Yale to his work for President Franklin Roosevelt on international financial policy and his unique partnership with President Truman." "Chace corrects many misconceptions about Acheson's role in the Cold War. Acheson was not one of the original Cold Warriors. In 1945, willing to acknowledge Soviet concerns about its security, Acheson worked closely with Secretary of War Henry Stimson on a plan to share America's scientific information about atomic energy with Moscow in order to avert an arms race. It was only when Moscow made threatening demands on Turkey for bases in the Dardanelles that Acheson hardened his views toward the Soviet Union." "Later, Acheson encouraged President Kennedy to stand firm against the Soviets in the Berlin Wall and Cuban missile crises. He headed a group of elder statesmen who advised President Johnson on the Vietnam War. When Acheson turned against the war, Johnson realized that domestic support for his policy had crumbled."--Jacket
Summary
Describes the personal and political life of Dean Acheson, who created the American force that won the Cold War
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 1998
Biography type
individual biography
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 973.91/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E748.A15
LC item number
C43 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Target audience
adult
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the Secretary of State who created the American world
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Acheson : the Secretary of State who created the American world, James Chace
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy052/98003801.html
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 489-494) and index
Contents
Prologue: The custom of the country -- A boy's life -- The imperatives of action -- From alliance to Cold War -- The Secretary of State -- The warrior in exile -- Coda: "A blade of steel."
Control code
879316
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
512 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780684808437
Lccn
98003801
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm38752901
  • (OCoLC)38752901
Label
Acheson : the Secretary of State who created the American world, James Chace
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy052/98003801.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 489-494) and index
Contents
Prologue: The custom of the country -- A boy's life -- The imperatives of action -- From alliance to Cold War -- The Secretary of State -- The warrior in exile -- Coda: "A blade of steel."
Control code
879316
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
512 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780684808437
Lccn
98003801
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm38752901
  • (OCoLC)38752901

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