Dean Acheson: A Life in the Cold War

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Definitions of Acronyms and Abbreviations xiii
  • 1: Introduction [The Shiniest Fish That Ever Came Out of the Sea] 1
  • Part I 5
  • 2: Rare Meat: Adding Reach to Power 7
  • 3: Patterns of Peril 28
  • 4: Rome and Carthage 48
  • 5: The Marshall Plan and Return to Private Life 66
  • Part II 85
  • 6: The Inner and Outer Acheson 87
  • 7: Acheson, the President, and the State Department 103
  • 8: Keeping the Americans In, the Russians Out, and the Germans Down, 1949 127
  • 9: Strategy in Europe 151
  • 10: Looking for Chances in China, 1949 172
  • 11: Neither Wood nor Ivory 190
  • 12: Other Early Encounters with Asia and the Middle East 206
  • Part III 221
  • 13: Weapons: The H-Bomb 223
  • 14: Words 236
  • 15: Real Diplomacy, in Europe, 1949 – 1950 252
  • 16: Plunge into the Unknown 266
  • 17: Friends in Place 281
  • 18: Evil Days 299
  • Part IV 321
  • 19: Testing Ground—korea 323
  • 20: In the Cockpit 338
  • 21: Prodding Evolution with Action 356
  • 22: Acceleration from a Running Start 375
  • Part V 391
  • 23: In Thrall 393
  • 24: Job's Comforter and the Mad Satrap 417
  • 25: Captives of War 431
  • 26: At Different Ends of the Triangle 448
  • Part VI 467
  • 27: Command in Japan 469
  • 28: Failure in Indochina and China 484
  • 29: Razor Edge Sensibilities 499
  • 30: Falling Between Two Stools 512
  • 31: Picking Up Sticks in Egypt and Iran 534
  • 32: Jousting with Mosadeq, Waiting for Nasser 551
  • 33: Latin America 568
  • Part VII 587
  • 34: Lisbon to Letdown 589
  • 35: Apples of Discord 606
  • 36: Scope for the Exercise of Every Vital Power 620
  • 37: Conclusion: Power for a Purpose 642
  • A Note to the Reader 657
  • Notes 661
  • Index 769
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