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The Resource George F. Kennan and the making of American foreign policy, 1947-1950

George F. Kennan and the making of American foreign policy, 1947-1950

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George F. Kennan and the making of American foreign policy, 1947-1950
Title
George F. Kennan and the making of American foreign policy, 1947-1950
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • When George C. Marshall, the organizer of victory as Army Chief of Staff during World War II, became Secretary of State in January of 1947, he faced not only a staggering array of serious foreign policy questions but also a State Department rendered ineffective by neglect, maladministration, and low morale. Soon after his arrival Marshall asked George F. Kennan to head a new component in the department's structure--the Policy Planning Staff. In this major work Wilson
  • Miscamble scrutinizes Kennan's subsequent influence over foreign policymaking during the crucial years from 1947 to 1950. Despite an already large literature on the origins of the Cold War, this exhaustively researched study casts new light on American foreign policy during the Truman administration: it clearly shows how policy was actually made. Neither a survey of Kennan's ideas nor a simple narrative of his activities devoid of context, it covers the wider spectrum of
  • Discussion and decision within the State Department and beyond. Miscamble argues that American foreign policy from 1947 to 1950 was not simply a working out of a clearly delineated strategy of containment. Far from dictating policies, the famous containment doctrine was formed by them in a piecemeal and pragmatic manner
Cataloging source
UkLiU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Miscamble, Wilson D.
Index
no index present
LC call number
E748.K374
LC item number
M57 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
PRINCETON STUDIES IN INTERNATIONAL HISTORY AND POLITICS
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kennan, George F.
  • Kennan, George F.
Label
George F. Kennan and the making of American foreign policy, 1947-1950
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-403) 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
Ch. 1. Director of the Policy Planning Staff -- Ch. 2. Launching the Marshall Plan -- Ch. 3. Meditertanean Crises: Greece, Italy, and Palestine -- Ch. 4. The North Atlantic Treaty -- Ch. 5. The Division of Germany -- Ch. 6. Titoism, Eastern Europe, and Political Warfare -- Ch. 7. The Limits of America's China Policy -- Ch. 8. Japan and Southeast Asia -- Ch. 9. The Hydrogen Bomb and the Soviet Threat -- Ch. 10. Korean Dilemmas and Beyond -- Conclusion: America's Global Planner? -- Appendix A: Policy Planning Staff Papers, 1947-1949
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 419 pages
Isbn
9780691024837
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
George F. Kennan and the making of American foreign policy, 1947-1950
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-403) 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
Ch. 1. Director of the Policy Planning Staff -- Ch. 2. Launching the Marshall Plan -- Ch. 3. Meditertanean Crises: Greece, Italy, and Palestine -- Ch. 4. The North Atlantic Treaty -- Ch. 5. The Division of Germany -- Ch. 6. Titoism, Eastern Europe, and Political Warfare -- Ch. 7. The Limits of America's China Policy -- Ch. 8. Japan and Southeast Asia -- Ch. 9. The Hydrogen Bomb and the Soviet Threat -- Ch. 10. Korean Dilemmas and Beyond -- Conclusion: America's Global Planner? -- Appendix A: Policy Planning Staff Papers, 1947-1949
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 419 pages
Isbn
9780691024837
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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