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on March 24, 2017
An important and decisive book on how the U.S. and Gen'l Geo.C.Marshall restored Europe after WWII, including Germany. Marshall remembered that by humiliating a defeated Germany in WWI, and ruining its currency and finances, paved the way for Hitler. He successfully strove to avoid such a catastrophe after WWII---and succeeded.
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on October 23, 2016
In 1969 Dean Acheson published this book as memoirs of his tenure in the State Department from 1941 to the end of the Truman presidency in 1953. My original intent in reading this 800 page tome was to become better informed about a man whose name constantly pops up when reading about the first post-WWII decade of world affairs. While the book will give you a detailed understandingly Acheson’s personality and character, it is more a history of international affairs from 1941 through 1952. One of the things I learned is the incredible amount of behind-the-scenes work that goes into negotiating international agreements – and the statesmanship required to win congressional approval. After reading the book, I was surprised (and not surprised) to discover it was awarded the 1970 Pulitzer Prize for History.
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on October 15, 2014
Great read covers a changing time in dipolomacy. Intersting to read looking back 60 years to compare it to diplomacy today. As the eurphoia of being victorious in WW2 wore off, the President and the State Department realized that world wide issues and wars would continue. An important look at the period 1950-53.
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on August 26, 2017
Interesting, but not a "can't put it down" book.
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on August 8, 2017
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on November 27, 2015
This book was fascinating and time travel. Dean Acheson was so intelligent and captures the era.
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on July 25, 2015
Second time read for me. Still as good as the first.
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on May 21, 2015
Book was as advertised. Excellent condition.
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on August 7, 2015
Terrific - thanks.
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on October 3, 2016
Makes no apologies.
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