Winning the Peace: The Marshall Plan and America's Coming of Age as a Superpower

Winning the Peace: The Marshall Plan and America's Coming of Age as a Superpower

by Nicolaus Mills

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Overview


Politicians of every stripe frequently invoke the Marshall Plan in support of programs aimed at using American wealth to extend the nation's power and influence, solve intractable third-world economic problems, and combat world hunger and disease. Do any of these impassioned advocates understand why the Marshall Plan succeeded where so many subsequent aid plans have not? Historian Nicolaus Mills explores the Marshall Plan in all its dimensions to provide valuable lessons from the past about what America can and cannot do as a superpower.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470097557
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 01/28/2008
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.52(w) x 9.22(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Nicolaus Mills is a professor of American Studies at Sarah Lawrence College, an editorial board member of Dissent, and a contributor to the American Prospect, the New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times.

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Table of Contents

Preface.

Introduction: Shared Expectations.

1.Lifeline.

2. Roosevelt's General.

3. The Organizer of Victory.

4. Annus Horrendus.

5. The Road to June 5.

6. America in Paris.

7. "As Though I Was Running for the Senate or the Presidency".

8. On the Campaign Trail.

9. Launching the Heroic Adventure.

10. Exorcising History.

Epilogue: The Nobel Peace Prize.

Acknowledgments.

Notes.

Index.

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