The First Cold Warrior : Harry Truman, Containment, and the Remaking of Liberal InternationalismMaterial type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, 2006Description: 1 online resource (334 p.).ISBN: 9780813171289.Subject(s): Cold War | Cold War | Internationalism - History - 20th century | Internationalism -- History -- 20th century | Liberalism - United States - History - 20th century | Liberalism -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Truman, Harry S | Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972 | United States - Foreign relations - 1945-1953Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The First Cold Warrior : Harry Truman, Containment, and the Remaking of Liberal InternationalismDDC classification: 973.918092 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Front cover; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. The Beginnings of Truman's Internationalsim; 2. Framing Containment; 3. The Truman Doctrine; 4. The Politics of the Marshall Plan; 5. Kennan's Sources of Soviet Conduct; 6. The Beginning of the Atlantic Alliance; 7. The Purpose and Structure of National Security; 8. The Culmination of Truman's Containment; 9. History, Faith, and Peace in Truman's Thought; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index
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 F. Kennan. In this fresh account, based on primary sources, Elizabeth Edwards Spalding argues that it was Truman himself, shaped by history, experience, and religious faith, who outlined and directed America's practice of containment. In so doing,
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