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The Resource A cross of iron : Harry S. Truman and the origins of the national security state, 1945-1954, Michael J. Hogan

A cross of iron : Harry S. Truman and the origins of the national security state, 1945-1954, Michael J. Hogan

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A cross of iron : Harry S. Truman and the origins of the national security state, 1945-1954
Title
A cross of iron
Title remainder
Harry S. Truman and the origins of the national security state, 1945-1954
Statement of responsibility
Michael J. Hogan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In A Cross of Iron, one of the country's most distinguished diplomatic historians addresses the domestic underside of America's expanding global role in the first decade of the Cold War. The result is the fullest account yet of one of the most important developments in recent American history - the emergence of a national security state where none had existed before. Drawing on prodigious research in archival and manuscript materials, Michael J. Hogan traces the process of state making as it unfolded in efforts to unify the armed forces, organize the Defense Department, harness science to military purposes, mobilize military manpower, and distribute the cost of defense across the economy. In tracing these efforts, not to mention the great debates over defense spending and the scope of the country's commitments around the world, Hogan's challenging narrative brings into sharp focus the dramatic postwar transformation of the American state
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hogan, Michael J.
LC call number
E813
LC item number
.H58 1998
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National security
  • Cold War
  • Political culture
  • United States
  • Truman, Harry S
  • Truman, Harry S
  • Truman, Harry S
Label
A cross of iron : Harry S. Truman and the origins of the national security state, 1945-1954, Michael J. Hogan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 483-505) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The national security discourse : ideology, political culture, and state making -- Magna Charta : the National Security Act and the specter of the garrison state -- The high price of peace : guns-and-butter politics in the early Cold War -- The time tax : American political culture and the UMT debate -- "Chaos and conflict and carnage confounded" : budget battles and defense reorganization -- Preparing for permanent war : economy, science, and secrecy in the national security state -- Turning point : NSC-68, the Korean War, and the national security response -- Semiwar : the Korean War and rearmament -- The iron cross : solvency, security, and the Eisenhower transition -- Other voices : the public sphere and the national security mentality -- Conclusion
Control code
052164044x
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 525 p.
Isbn
9780521640442
Lccn
98015865
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
A cross of iron : Harry S. Truman and the origins of the national security state, 1945-1954, Michael J. Hogan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 483-505) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The national security discourse : ideology, political culture, and state making -- Magna Charta : the National Security Act and the specter of the garrison state -- The high price of peace : guns-and-butter politics in the early Cold War -- The time tax : American political culture and the UMT debate -- "Chaos and conflict and carnage confounded" : budget battles and defense reorganization -- Preparing for permanent war : economy, science, and secrecy in the national security state -- Turning point : NSC-68, the Korean War, and the national security response -- Semiwar : the Korean War and rearmament -- The iron cross : solvency, security, and the Eisenhower transition -- Other voices : the public sphere and the national security mentality -- Conclusion
Control code
052164044x
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 525 p.
Isbn
9780521640442
Lccn
98015865
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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