The first cold warrior : Harry Truman, containment, and the remaking of liberal internationalism /

From the moment he took the oath of office in April 1945, Harry Truman was required to make difficult decisions in an increasingly dangerous world. The results-notably the Truman Doctrine, the Marshall Plan, and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization-were the building blocks of containment, a strate...

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Author / Creator: Spalding, Elizabeth Edwards, 1966-
Format: eBook Electronic
Language notes:English.
Imprint: Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©2006.
Online Access:Click here for full text
Table of Contents:
  • "I'm tired babying the Soviets" : the beginnings of Truman's internationalism
  • "The two giant marauders, war and tyranny" : framing containment
  • "A growing feeling of certainty in the rightness of our step" : the Truman Doctrine
  • "A noble page in world annals" : the politics of the Marshall Plan
  • "Bonds far greater than those of mere ideology" : Kennan's sources of Soviet conduct
  • "The great principles of human freedom and justice" : the beginning of the Atlantic alliance
  • "Peace with freedom and justice cannot be bought cheaply" : the purpose and structure of national security
  • "To assure the integrity and vitality of our free society" : the culmination of Truman's containment
  • "We must put on the armor of God" : history, faith, and peace in Truman's thought.