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by Dean Acheson

eBook Present at the Creation: My Years in the State Department epub
  • ISBN: 039307448X
  • Author: Dean Acheson
  • Genre: Biographies
  • Subcategory: Leaders & Notable People
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc; 1st edition (1969)
  • Pages: 798 pages
  • ePUB size: 1828 kb
  • FB2 size 1202 kb
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In 1969 Dean Acheson published this book as memoirs of his tenure in the State Department from 1941 to the end of the Truman presidency in 1953.

In 1969 Dean Acheson published this book as memoirs of his tenure in the State Department from 1941 to the end of the Truman presidency in 1953.

Present at the Creation book. In 1969 Dean Acheson published this book as memoirs of his tenure in the State Department from 1941 to the end of the Truman presidency in 1953

Present at the Creation book. In 1969 Dean Acheson published this book as memoirs of his tenure in the State Department from 1941 to the end of the Truman presidency in 1953. My original intent in reading this 800 page tome was to become better informed about a man whose name constantly pops up when reading about the first post-WWII decade of world affairs.

The author relates his experiences in the State Department during a period that witnessed World War II, European reconstruction, the Korean War and McCarthyism. Part One: Years of learning - Part Two: Action begins - Part Three: Years of responsibility - Part Four: epilogue - Appendices.

Dean Acheson joined the . Department of State in 1941 as an assistant secretary for economic affairs. Acheson (1893-1971) was not only present at the creation of the postwar world, he was one of its chief architects. He joined the Department of State in 1941 as Assistant Secretary of State for Economic Affairs and, with brief intermissions, was continuously involved until 1953, when he left office as Secretary of State at the end of the Truman years. Throughout that time Acheson's was one of the most influential minds and strongest wills at work.

Dean Gooderham Acheson (April 11, 1893 – October 12, 1971) was the United States Secretary of State under President Harry S. Truman. Present at the Creation: My Years in the State Department (1969). 1 Purpose of the Book. He was known to have played a large part in writing the Truman Doctrine, and was well-known for his anti-Communist views. This political figure article is a stub. 2 State Department Management, Leadership Perspectives. 3 Budget Perspectives. 4 Truman Doctrine, Cold War.

Present at the Creation. W. Norton & Company books. Connected to: Pulitzer Prize for History Dean Acheson W. Norton. Present at the Creation: My Years in the State Department. United States Department of State.

Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy, by Heather Ann Thompson (Pantheon).

Present At The Creation: My Years In The State Department, by Dean Acheson (Norton). Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy, by Heather Ann Thompson (Pantheon). For a narrative history that sets high standards for scholarly judgment and tenacity of inquiry in seeking the truth about the 1971 Attica prison riots. Stiles (Alfred A. Knopf).

Finalist, National Book Awards 1970 for History And Biography. Filed in the following archives.

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The author relates his experiences in the State Department during a period that witnessed World War II, European reconstruction, the Korean War and McCarthyism
Comments: (7)
GWEZJ
An important and decisive book on how the U.S. and Gen'l Geo.C.Marshall restored Europe after WWII, including Germany. Marshall remembered that by humiliating a defeated Germany in WWI, and ruining its currency and finances, paved the way for Hitler. He successfully strove to avoid such a catastrophe after WWII---and succeeded.
Dikus
In 1969 Dean Acheson published this book as memoirs of his tenure in the State Department from 1941 to the end of the Truman presidency in 1953. My original intent in reading this 800 page tome was to become better informed about a man whose name constantly pops up when reading about the first post-WWII decade of world affairs. While the book will give you a detailed understandingly Acheson’s personality and character, it is more a history of international affairs from 1941 through 1952. One of the things I learned is the incredible amount of behind-the-scenes work that goes into negotiating international agreements – and the statesmanship required to win congressional approval. After reading the book, I was surprised (and not surprised) to discover it was awarded the 1970 Pulitzer Prize for History.
Dog_Uoll
I got this book while reading Condeleeza Rice's book about her time in the Bush Administration. She refers to Dean Acheson several times so I decided to go ahead and get it.

It was hard to get started. I had this picture of a stuffy guy from the middle of the last century in my head. However, I liked Condi's book so I stuck with it. She is a smart cookie and I can learn from people who are smart cookies!

The book really is great. I love Acheson's sense of humor, it sort of sneaks up on the reader and it really is great. I also admire the man's honesty in describing strengths and foibles of the personalities as he experienced being at the center of a truly consequential time in our history.

It is long and I do my reading at the YMCA on the elliptical in the morning and this book (still reading it) makes the time pass.
Jack
Great read covers a changing time in dipolomacy. Intersting to read looking back 60 years to compare it to diplomacy today. As the eurphoia of being victorious in WW2 wore off, the President and the State Department realized that world wide issues and wars would continue. An important look at the period 1950-53.
Hulbine
Fascinating look into the "back rooms" of modern history. Factual and bipartisan.
Siatanni
Interesting, but not a "can't put it down" book.
Gna
This book was fascinating and time travel. Dean Acheson was so intelligent and captures the era.
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