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The Resource FDR's ambassadors and the diplomacy of crisis : from the rise of Hitler to the end of World War II, David Mayers

FDR's ambassadors and the diplomacy of crisis : from the rise of Hitler to the end of World War II, David Mayers

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FDR's ambassadors and the diplomacy of crisis : from the rise of Hitler to the end of World War II
Title
FDR's ambassadors and the diplomacy of crisis
Title remainder
from the rise of Hitler to the end of World War II
Statement of responsibility
David Mayers
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"What effect did personality and circumstance have on US foreign policy during World War II? This incisive account of US envoys residing in the major belligerent countries - Japan, Germany, Italy, China, France, Great Britain, USSR - highlights the fascinating role played by such diplomats as Joseph Grew, William Dodd, William Bullitt, Joseph Kennedy and W. Averell Harriman. Between Hitler's 1933 ascent to power and the 1945 bombing of Nagasaki, US ambassadors sculpted formal policy - occasionally deliberately, other times inadvertently - giving shape and meaning not always intended by Franklin D. Roosevelt or predicted by his principal advisors. From appeasement to the Holocaust and the onset of the Cold War, David Mayers examines the complicated interaction between policy, as conceived in Washington, and implementation on the ground in Europe and Asia. By so doing, he also sheds needed light on the fragility, ambiguities and enduring urgency of diplomacy and its crucial function in international politics"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mayers, David Allan
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E806
LC item number
.M424 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ambassadors
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • United States
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D.
Label
FDR's ambassadors and the diplomacy of crisis : from the rise of Hitler to the end of World War II, David Mayers
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [331]-357) 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
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; Part I. Axis: 1. Rising sun; 2. Third Reich; 3. New Roman Empire; Part II. Victims: 4. Middle Kingdom; 5. France Agonistes; Part III. Victors: 6. Britannia; 7. Great Patriotic War; 8. Conclusions: US diplomacy and war; Bibliography
Control code
ocn828716617
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 372 p.
Isbn
9781107031265
Lccn
2012024352
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
FDR's ambassadors and the diplomacy of crisis : from the rise of Hitler to the end of World War II, David Mayers
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [331]-357) 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
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; Part I. Axis: 1. Rising sun; 2. Third Reich; 3. New Roman Empire; Part II. Victims: 4. Middle Kingdom; 5. France Agonistes; Part III. Victors: 6. Britannia; 7. Great Patriotic War; 8. Conclusions: US diplomacy and war; Bibliography
Control code
ocn828716617
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 372 p.
Isbn
9781107031265
Lccn
2012024352
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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