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Once the sword of power has been drawn, it can never again be sheathed. That is the lesson the United States has been learning ever since she emerged from World War II as one of the great world powers. This central issue dominates Herbert Agar's exciting narrative history of the first twelve years of American world responsibility. He reviews the events and crises that have marked postwar history—the Yalta and Potsdam conferences, the Berlin airlift, the Eightieth Congress and Truman's election, the Hiss case, the collapse of Nationalist China, the McCarthy hearings, the atom and hydrogen bombs, McCarthy's "retirement," and Eisenhower's first election. In the great tradition of journalism and history, Mr. Agar has based his writings on close observation of recent world events and on his acquaintance with the people who have participated in them. He presents a vigorous and brilliant interpretation of the difficult years of America's coming of age in the field of international politics and diplomacy and a candid evaluation of the price America must pay as the world's most powerful nation.

About the Author

Herbert Agar, distinguished author, editor, and publisher, settled in England after editing the Louisville Courier-Journal from 1940 to 1942. Among his earlier books are The People's Choice (Pulitzer Prize winner in 1933), A Time for Greatness, and The Price of Union.

Table of Contents

Introduction

I. From San Francisco to Potsdam

II. 1946: The Year of Frustration

III. The Eightieth Congress

IV. Hiss, Chiang, Fuchs, and the Bomb

V. McCarthy and Korea

VI. "The Mess in Washington"

VII. The Making of a President

VIII. "Peace" and the Bandung Conference

Bibliographical Note

Important Dates

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226009377
Author:
Agar, Herbert
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
International Relations
Subject:
World politics
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
Politics-United States Foreign Policy
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Chicago History of American Civilization (Paperback)
Publication Date:
19570831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
210
Dimensions:
7.97x5.30x.49 in. .40 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Foreign Policy
History and Social Science » World History » General

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