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The Resource Dean Acheson and the obligations of power, Michael F. Hopkins

Dean Acheson and the obligations of power, Michael F. Hopkins

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Dean Acheson and the obligations of power
Title
Dean Acheson and the obligations of power
Statement of responsibility
Michael F. Hopkins
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Dean Acheson was the most influential American diplomat of the twentieth century. He shaped the pivotal shift in American foreign policy from isolation to engagement in global affairs, This critical re-evaluation of Acheson's public career analyzes his advocacy of intervention against Germany and Japan in 1939-1941, work on sanctions against Japan in 1941, contribution to the creation of new international institutions, and campaigns to secure the support of Congress and the American public. It scrutinizes his crucial role in the Truman Doctrine, the Marshall Plan, NATO, the formation of democratic governments in Germany and Japan, and involvement in the Korean War. It examines his advice on Europe and Vietnam to presidents Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon. Acheson was the architect of the policy of containing the Soviet Union that endured to the end of the Cold War. The book argues that Acheson was slower to abandon the prospect of understandings with the Soviets and the communists in China than his memoirs claim; his focus on the North Atlantic did not exclude his deep concern for Asian; and the policy of containment was part of his wider belief that American power brought the obligation to promote a stable international order. -- Provided by publisher
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hopkins, Michael F.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Biographies in American foreign policy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Statesmen
  • Cabinet officers
  • United States
  • United States
  • Acheson, Dean
  • Acheson, Dean
Label
Dean Acheson and the obligations of power, Michael F. Hopkins
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-274) 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
Beginnings -- National duty: Assistant Secretary of State, 1941-1945 -- Obligations of power: under Secretary of State and after, 1945-1948 -- Leadership in foreign policy, 1949-1950 -- Confronting perils, 1950-1951 -- Global challenges, 1951-1953 -- Afterlife of a Secretary
Control code
035657559
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 289 pages
Isbn
9780742544918
Lccn
2016052917
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Dean Acheson and the obligations of power, Michael F. Hopkins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-274) 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
Beginnings -- National duty: Assistant Secretary of State, 1941-1945 -- Obligations of power: under Secretary of State and after, 1945-1948 -- Leadership in foreign policy, 1949-1950 -- Confronting perils, 1950-1951 -- Global challenges, 1951-1953 -- Afterlife of a Secretary
Control code
035657559
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 289 pages
Isbn
9780742544918
Lccn
2016052917
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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