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The Resource The Marshall Plan : dawn of the Cold War, Benn Steil

The Marshall Plan : dawn of the Cold War, Benn Steil

Label
The Marshall Plan : dawn of the Cold War
Title
The Marshall Plan
Title remainder
dawn of the Cold War
Statement of responsibility
Benn Steil
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Traces the history of the Marshall Plan and the efforts to reconstruct western Europe as a bulwark against communist authoritarianism during a two-year period that saw the collapse of postwar U.S.-Soviet relations and the beginning of the Cold War
  • "Reveals the gripping history behind the Marshall Plan--told with verve, insight, and resonance for today. In the wake of World War II, with Britain's empire collapsing and Stalin's on the rise, U.S. officials under new secretary of state George C. Marshall set out to reconstruct western Europe as a bulwark against communist authoritarianism. Their massive, costly, and ambitious undertaking would confront Europeans and Americans alike with a vision at odds with their history and self-conceptions. In the process, they would drive the creation of NATO, the European Union, and a Western identity that continues to shape world events. Focusing on the critical years 1947 to 1949, Benn Steil's thrilling account brings to life the seminal episodes marking the collapse of postwar US-Soviet relations--the Prague coup, the Berlin blockade, and the division of Germany. In each case, we see and understand like never before Stalin's determination to crush the Marshall Plan and undermine American power in Europe. Given current echoes of the Cold War, as Putin's Russia rattles the world order, the tenuous balance of power and uncertain order of the late 1940s is as relevant as ever. [This book] provides critical context into understanding today's international landscape. Bringing to bear fascinating new material from American, Russian, German, and other European archives, Steil's account will forever change how we see the Marshall Plan and the birth of the Cold War. A polished and masterly work of historical narrative, this is an instant classic of Cold War literature."--Jacket
Cataloging source
PNX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Steil, Benn
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HC240
LC item number
.S6755 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Marshall Plan
  • Reconstruction (1939-1951)
  • Economic assistance, American
  • Europe
  • United States
Label
The Marshall Plan : dawn of the Cold War, Benn Steil
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"February 2018"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 461-577) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Crisis -- Rupture -- Plan -- Trap -- Unity -- Persuasion -- Sausage -- Subversion -- Passage -- Showdown -- Division -- Success? -- Echoes -- Appendix A. Truman doctrine speech -- Appendix B. Marshall's Harvard speech -- Appendix C. Data -- Appendix D. Maps
Control code
on1021054820
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xii, 608 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781501102370
Lccn
2017301149
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1021054820
Label
The Marshall Plan : dawn of the Cold War, Benn Steil
Publication
Copyright
Note
"February 2018"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 461-577) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Crisis -- Rupture -- Plan -- Trap -- Unity -- Persuasion -- Sausage -- Subversion -- Passage -- Showdown -- Division -- Success? -- Echoes -- Appendix A. Truman doctrine speech -- Appendix B. Marshall's Harvard speech -- Appendix C. Data -- Appendix D. Maps
Control code
on1021054820
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xii, 608 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781501102370
Lccn
2017301149
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1021054820

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