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The Resource Harold Stassen : Eisenhower, the Cold War, and the pursuit of nuclear disarmament, Lawrence S. Kaplan

Harold Stassen : Eisenhower, the Cold War, and the pursuit of nuclear disarmament, Lawrence S. Kaplan

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Harold Stassen : Eisenhower, the Cold War, and the pursuit of nuclear disarmament
Title
Harold Stassen
Title remainder
Eisenhower, the Cold War, and the pursuit of nuclear disarmament
Statement of responsibility
Lawrence S. Kaplan
Title variation
Harold Stassen, Eisenhower, the Cold War, and the pursuit of nuclear disarmament
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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Biography type
individual biography
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Kaplan, Lawrence S
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illustrations
Index
index present
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non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in conflict, diplomacy, and peace
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  • Stassen, Harold E.
  • Eisenhower, Dwight D.
  • Statesmen
  • Nuclear disarmament
  • Cold War
  • United States
  • United States
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Harold Stassen : Eisenhower, the Cold War, and the pursuit of nuclear disarmament, Lawrence S. Kaplan
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The preparatory years, 1938-1945 -- Toward the 1948 debacle -- The Eisenhower solution, 1948-1952 -- The Mutual Security Agency and Foreign Operations Administration, 1953-1955 -- Special Assistant for Disarmament, 1955-1958 -- The illusion of progress, 1956 -- 1957 "Stassen's gaffe" -- The long anticlimax, June 1957-February 1958 -- Conclusions and reflections
  • "Harold Stassen (1907-2001) garnered accolades as the thirty-one-year-old "boy wonder" governor of Minnesota and quickly assumed a national role as aide to Admiral William Halsey Jr. during World War II. When Dwight D. Eisenhower was elected in 1952, Stassen was named director of the Mutual Security Administration and then became the president's special assistant for disarmament. In this position, Stassen had the power to profoundly shape the country's foreign policy and became influential in early Cold War policy discussions about the limits and uses of conventional and nuclear weapons. In this nuanced biography, Lawrence S. Kaplan demonstrates that Stassen's role in Eisenhower's White House deserves more analysis than it has received from scholars. Stassen came to Washington advocating the total elimination of nuclear weapons, but he quickly came to recognize that this would not happen. He refocused his efforts, working for greater international transparency and communication. The liberal internationalism that Stassen espoused became embedded in Cold War policy for decades, and he consistently provided a voice for peace in an increasingly hawkish national security establishment. Stassen, in many ways, was his own worst enemy; his ambition and ego undermined his efforts and clouded his vision. His feuds with Secretary of State John Foster Dulles were legendary, and while Dulles often prevailed in the meeting room, Stassen's vision of nuclear restraint was one that Eisenhower shared. Kaplan's study provides a new perspective on nuclear disarmament during a critical period in US history and sheds light on Eisenhower's approach to international relations." --
Control code
on1001457114
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
231 pages
Isbn
9780813174860
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1001457114
Label
Harold Stassen : Eisenhower, the Cold War, and the pursuit of nuclear disarmament, Lawrence S. Kaplan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
  • The preparatory years, 1938-1945 -- Toward the 1948 debacle -- The Eisenhower solution, 1948-1952 -- The Mutual Security Agency and Foreign Operations Administration, 1953-1955 -- Special Assistant for Disarmament, 1955-1958 -- The illusion of progress, 1956 -- 1957 "Stassen's gaffe" -- The long anticlimax, June 1957-February 1958 -- Conclusions and reflections
  • "Harold Stassen (1907-2001) garnered accolades as the thirty-one-year-old "boy wonder" governor of Minnesota and quickly assumed a national role as aide to Admiral William Halsey Jr. during World War II. When Dwight D. Eisenhower was elected in 1952, Stassen was named director of the Mutual Security Administration and then became the president's special assistant for disarmament. In this position, Stassen had the power to profoundly shape the country's foreign policy and became influential in early Cold War policy discussions about the limits and uses of conventional and nuclear weapons. In this nuanced biography, Lawrence S. Kaplan demonstrates that Stassen's role in Eisenhower's White House deserves more analysis than it has received from scholars. Stassen came to Washington advocating the total elimination of nuclear weapons, but he quickly came to recognize that this would not happen. He refocused his efforts, working for greater international transparency and communication. The liberal internationalism that Stassen espoused became embedded in Cold War policy for decades, and he consistently provided a voice for peace in an increasingly hawkish national security establishment. Stassen, in many ways, was his own worst enemy; his ambition and ego undermined his efforts and clouded his vision. His feuds with Secretary of State John Foster Dulles were legendary, and while Dulles often prevailed in the meeting room, Stassen's vision of nuclear restraint was one that Eisenhower shared. Kaplan's study provides a new perspective on nuclear disarmament during a critical period in US history and sheds light on Eisenhower's approach to international relations." --
Control code
on1001457114
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
231 pages
Isbn
9780813174860
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1001457114

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