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- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99
?[This] revelatory account of Truman's vital contributions to Israel's founding. . .is told. . . with an elegance informed by thorough research." ? Wall Street Journal "Even knowing how the story ends, A Safe Haven had me sitting on the edge of my seat.? ?Cokie Roberts A dramatic, detailed account of the events leading up to the creation... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1989; US$ 53.00
Written by leading authorities in the fields of the contemporary social, political, and diplomatic history of the United States, the essays in this volume provide a wide-ranging overview of the intentions, achievements, and failures of the Truman administration. Divided into sections on domestic politics and issues, and foreign policy and national... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 1989; US$ 74.99
America's experience in Greece has often been cited as a model by those later policymakers in Washington who regard the involvement as a "victory" for American foreign policy. Indeed, President Johnson and others referred to Greece as the model for America's deepening involvement in Vietnam during the mid-1960's. Greece became... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2006; US$ 40.00
From the moment he took the oath of office in April 1945, Harry Truman was required to make difficult decisions in an increasingly dangerous world. The results -- notably the Truman Doctrine, the Marshall Plan, and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization -- were the building blocks of containment, a strategic approach usually associated with George... more...
- Columbia University Press 2005; US$ 64.99
What was left, in both senses of the word, of liberalism after the death of Franklin Roosevelt? This question has aroused considerable historical debate because it raises the question of why the United States, during the Truman years, developed a much less state-centered orthodoxy than other comparable, powerful liberal states. What were the consequences... more...
- Nation Books 2012; US$ 29.99
From one of our finest cultural historians, The Noir Forties is a vivid reexamination of America?s postwar period, that ?age of anxiety? characterized by the dissipation of victory dreams, the onset of the Red Scare, and a nascent resistance to the growing Cold War consensus. Richard Lingeman examines a brief but momentous and crowded time,... more...
- Wiley 2012; US$ 200.95
With contributions from the most accomplished scholars in the field, this fascinating companion to one of America's pivotal presidents assesses Harry S. Truman as a historical figure, politician, president and strategist. Assembles many of the top historians in their fields who assess critical aspects of the Truman presidency Provides new approaches... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 30.00
In this cultural history of the origins of the Cold War, John Fousek argues boldly that American nationalism provided the ideological glue for the broad public consensus that supported U.S. foreign policy in the Cold War era. From the late 1940s through the late 1980s, the United States waged cold war against the Soviet Union not primarily in the... more...