American Visions of Europe: Franklin D. Roosevelt, George F. Kennan, and Dean G. Acheson / Edition 1

American Visions of Europe: Franklin D. Roosevelt, George F. Kennan, and Dean G. Acheson / Edition 1

by John Lamberton Harper, Dean G. Acheson, George F. Kennan, Dean G. Acheson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521566282

ISBN-13: 9780521566285

Pub. Date: 04/28/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

American Visions of Europe sets three learned and elegantly written portraits against the background of the dramatic events and foreign policy controversies of the twentieth century. John Lamberton Harper's careful examination of three men and their policies--Roosevelt's partial internationalism, aiming at the retirement of Europe from world politics while avoiding…  See more details below

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American Visions of Europe sets three learned and elegantly written portraits against the background of the dramatic events and foreign policy controversies of the twentieth century. John Lamberton Harper's careful examination of three men and their policies--Roosevelt's partial internationalism, aiming at the retirement of Europe from world politics while avoiding American entanglement; Kennan's partial isolationism, aspiring to restore Europe's centrality and autonomy through temporary American engagement; and Acheson's accommodating interventionism, establishing the United States as a permanent power in Europe--creates a new and unique look at the "American Century" through its most prominent protagonists.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521566285
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
387
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part I: 1. Franklin Roosevelt, Europe, and American diplomatic culture, 1882–1932; 2. The Roosevelt administration and the European question, 1933–1941; 3. The Roosevelt solution, 1941–1945; Part II: 4. George F. Kennan: the sources of estrangement, 1904–1944; 5. Three worlds instead of two: George F. Kennan and Europe, 1944–1950; Part III: 6. Dean Acheson, 1893–1947: a Victorian for all seasons; 7. Acheson and Europe, 1949–51: a statesman's progress; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.

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