Well worth the effort to read and surprisingly, not that much "effort". A very solid and balanced recounting of the career in power of one of the most important diplomatic figures of the past one hundred years. In his book, Professor Beisner wisely concentrates almost entirely on the twelve years Dean Acheson was in power in Washington, D.
Dean Acheson: A Life in the Cold War
The great issues grappled with in the immediate years after World War II still live with us today: If you are curious to know why some things are the way they are in today's world, read this book. The number of key foreign policy challenges that flew at this talented Secretary of State is astonishing.
Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. May not be for everyone but I totally enjoyed learning about this most excellent statesman who served and influenced several U. Dean Acheson was one of the great "behind the scenes" in modern US history.
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I personally could not put it down. One person found this helpful. A well formed telling of a complex figure. Well written, well documented. Interesting historical narrative fuels an understanding of the policies, politics, and socio-economic old world order.
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Dean Acheson: A Life in the Cold War by Robert L. Beisner
Beiser is the author of several books on diplomacy "American Foreign Relations Since " -- This definitive and long pages biography of Dean Acheson, a Democratic player through the Roosevelt and Truman administrations and foreign affairs genius. As a result, Mr.
Acheson titled his memoirs, "Present at the Creation. Acheson himself he managed to alienate President Roosevelt. Though this book obviously can not be read at one setting, it is a good history tale. See all 8 reviews. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.
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