A Cross of Iron: Harry S. Truman and the Origins of the National Security State, 1945-1954 / Edition 1

A Cross of Iron: Harry S. Truman and the Origins of the National Security State, 1945-1954 / Edition 1

by Michael J. Hogan
     
 

Discusses the national security state that emerged in the first decade of the Cold War.See more details below

Overview

Discusses the national security state that emerged in the first decade of the Cold War.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521795371
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
540
Sales rank:
1,431,414
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.22(d)

Table of Contents

Preface and acknowledgements; 1. The National Security discourse: ideology, political culture and state making; 2. Magna Charta: the National Security Act and the specter of the Garrison state; 3. The high price of peace: guns-and-butter politics in the early Cold War; 4. The time tax: American political culture and the UMT debate; 5. 'Chaos and conflict and carnage confounded': budget battles and defense reorganization; 6. Preparing for permanent war: economy, science and secrecy in the National Security state; 7. Turning point: NSC-68, the Korean war and the National Security response; 8. Semiwar: the Korean war and rearmament; 9. The Iron Cross: solvency, security and the Eisenhower transition; 10. Other voices: the public sphere and the National Security mentality; 11. Conclusion; Selected bibliography; Index.

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