From Roosevelt to Truman : Potsdam, Hiroshima, and the Cold War / Wilson D. Miscamble.
By: Miscamble, Wilson D.Material type: TextPublisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007Description: xx, 393 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 0521862442 (hardback); 9780521862448 (hardback); 9780521728584 (paperback); 0521728584 (paperback); 9780521862448.Subject(s): United States -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1953 | Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972 | World War, 1939-1945 -- Diplomatic history | World War, 1939-1945 -- United States | Nuclear warfare -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Cold WarDDC classification: 327.73009/044
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 333-367) and index.
Preparation : the making of an (American) internationalist -- Inheritance : Franklin Roosevelt's uncertain legacy -- Initiation : tactical reversal, strategic continuity -- Instruction : Truman's advisers and their conflicting advice -- Negotiation : Truman and Byrnes at Potsdam -- Intimidation : Hiroshima, the Japanese and the Soviets -- Indecision : floundering between collaboration and confrontation -- Transformation : Truman's foreign policy.
"From Roosevelt to Truman investigates Truman's foreign policy background and examines the legacy that FDR bequeathed to him. After Potsdam and the American use of the atomic bomb, both occurring during Truman's presidency, the United States floundered between collaboration and confrontation with the Soviets. The resolution of this debate represents a turning point in the transformation of American foreign policy. This work reveals that the real departure in American policy came only after the Truman administration had exhausted the legitimate possibilities of the Rooseveltian approach of collaboration with the Soviet Union."--Jacket.