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Author Steil, Benn, author.

Title The Marshall Plan : dawn of the Cold War / Benn Steil.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, [2018]
©2018

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 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  338.9173 STEIL    Check Shelf
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 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  338.91 STEIL    Check Shelf
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Edition First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Description xii, 608 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Note "February 2018"--Title page verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 461-577) and index.
Contents Prologue -- Crisis -- Rupture -- Plan -- Trap -- Unity -- Persuasion -- Sausage -- Subversion -- Passage -- Showdown -- Division -- Success? -- Echoes -- Appendix A. Truman doctrine speech -- Appendix B. Marshall's Harvard speech -- Appendix C. Data -- Appendix D. Maps.
Summary Traces the history of the Marshall Plan and the efforts to reconstruct western Europe as a bulwark against communist authoritarianism during a two-year period that saw the collapse of postwar U.S.-Soviet relations and the beginning of the Cold War.
"Reveals the gripping history behind the Marshall Plan--told with verve, insight, and resonance for today. In the wake of World War II, with Britain's empire collapsing and Stalin's on the rise, U.S. officials under new secretary of state George C. Marshall set out to reconstruct western Europe as a bulwark against communist authoritarianism. Their massive, costly, and ambitious undertaking would confront Europeans and Americans alike with a vision at odds with their history and self-conceptions. In the process, they would drive the creation of NATO, the European Union, and a Western identity that continues to shape world events. Focusing on the critical years 1947 to 1949, Benn Steil's thrilling account brings to life the seminal episodes marking the collapse of postwar US-Soviet relations--the Prague coup, the Berlin blockade, and the division of Germany. In each case, we see and understand like never before Stalin's determination to crush the Marshall Plan and undermine American power in Europe. Given current echoes of the Cold War, as Putin's Russia rattles the world order, the tenuous balance of power and uncertain order of the late 1940s is as relevant as ever. [This book] provides critical context into understanding today's international landscape. Bringing to bear fascinating new material from American, Russian, German, and other European archives, Steil's account will forever change how we see the Marshall Plan and the birth of the Cold War. A polished and masterly work of historical narrative, this is an instant classic of Cold War literature."--Jacket.
Subject Marshall Plan.
Marshall Plan. (OCoLC)fst00606082
Reconstruction (1939-1951)
Economic assistance, American.
Europe -- Foreign economic relations -- United States.
United States -- Foreign economic relations -- Europe.
United States -- Foreign economic relations -- Europe.
HISTORY -- United States -- 20th Century.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- International Relations -- Diplomacy.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Economic Policy.
Economic assistance, American. (OCoLC)fst00901618
International economic relations. (OCoLC)fst00976891
Reconstruction (1939-1951) (OCoLC)fst01091544
Europe. (OCoLC)fst01245064
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
American foreign aid.
Reconstruction (1939-1951.).
Chronological Term 1939-1951
ISBN 9781501102370 (hardcover)
1501102370 (hardcover)
9781501102394 (electronic book)
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