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The Marshall Plan: America, Britain and the Reconstruction of Western Europe, 1947-1952
     

The Marshall Plan: America, Britain and the Reconstruction of Western Europe, 1947-1952

by Michael J. Hogan
 
A re-interpretation of the Marshall Plan, as an extension of strategic American policy, views the plan as the brainchild of the New Deal coalition of progressive private and political interests.

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A re-interpretation of the Marshall Plan, as an extension of strategic American policy, views the plan as the brainchild of the New Deal coalition of progressive private and political interests.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Hogan's ``ambitious, closely reasoned and strongly supported argument,'' asserted PW , is that the Marshall Plan was an outgrowth of pre-WW II American business trends and that it attempted to project the American corporative-political economy across the Atlantic. (Jan.)
Library Journal
Hogan judges the Marshall Plan to be the most successful peacetime foreign policy carried out by the United States in this century. While this is not, perhaps, an especially courageous conclusion, considering our somewhat uneven record, the author's opinion and arguments have merit and so does his assessment of the period encompassing this $12 billion package of postwar aid to Europe. Whereas the United States had the expectation of creating a Europe in its own image, French and British interests had other, more independent intentions. The Marshall Plan ultimately did succeed in creating a stronger, multinational Europe, but it certainly did not do so in a way America had planned. A worthwhile purchase for most libraries, Hogan's work will no doubt become one of the seminal histories of postwar cooperation and development. Jeff Northrup, Birmingham P.L., Ala.
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"As a detailed account of Anglo-American economic diplomacy in the early post-war era it has no rival." The Times Literary Supplement

"...goes far beyond description and analysis. Hogan's ambitious, closely reasoned and strongly supported argument is that the Marshall Plan...was a bold attempt to project the American corporative-political economy across the Atlantic." Publishers Weekly

"Hogan's book puts the Marshall Plan into its proper historical context, so that the view of it from its fortieth anniversary needs to be modified....there now exists for the first time a definitive study." International History Review

"With the publication of Michael Hogan's book we now have the first full diplomatic history of the Marshall Plan. The work is large in size and scope and as accurate and comprehensive in its coverage as could reasonably be expected. To my knowledge there are no relevant archival materials the author has left unexplored in the United States and the United Kingdom and he has used them well." Alan S. Milward, Diplomatic History

"Michael Hogan's learned and authoritative study of the European Recovery Program is the fullest yet written, not only in the sense of page numbers but also in the sense of illuminating important aspects of the subject that have been previously neglected." Business History Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521251402
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/01/1987
Series:
Studies in Economic History and Policy: USA in the Twentieth Century
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.50(d)

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