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Dean Acheson and the Making of U.S. Foreign Policy

  • Douglas Brinkley

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Lawrence S. Kaplan
    Pages 28-54
  3. Robert L. Messer
    Pages 55-72
  4. Nancy Bernkopf Tucker
    Pages 109-132
  5. Takeshi Igarashi
    Pages 133-158
  6. Steven L. Rearden
    Pages 159-175
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 256-272

About this book


President Truman's Secretary of State (1949-53), Dean Acheson was a crucial figure in the shaping of the postwar world. In an astonishingly creative and demanding tenure Acheson was involved to a degree seldom realized today in a huge range of issues: from the creation of NATO to the Korean War. The result of a major commemorative conference, this volume brings together ten distinguished diplomatic historians, commissioned to write on various aspects of Acheson's career, based on primary archival research.


cold war economic policy foreign policy NATO Policy

Editors and affiliations

  • Douglas Brinkley
    • 1
  1. 1.Hofstra UniversityUSA

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