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Saving freedom : Truman, the Cold War, and the fight for western civilization / Joe Scarborough.

Scarborough, Joe, (author.).

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Summary:

"On March 12, 1947, Truman delivered an address before a joint session of Congress announcing a policy of containment that would soon become known as the Truman Doctrine. That doctrine pledged that the United States would "support free peoples who are resisting attempted subjugation by armed minorities or by outside pressures." The untested president's policy was a radical shift from 150 years of isolationism, but it would prove to be the pivotal moment that guaranteed Western Europe's freedom, the American Century's rise, and the eventual collapse of the Soviet Union. " -- Front jacket flap.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library 973.918 SCA 2020 (Text) 33892100715169 Adult New Books Book None 12/15/2020 Checked out 03/18/2021
Ontario Community Library 973.918 SCARB (Text) 33330004556702 New Book Display Book Branch_Only_6months 01/15/2021 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062950499
  • ISBN: 0062950495
  • Physical Description: xxii, 257 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2020]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-242) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: A strange little man -- America alone -- Greek fire -- Affairs of state -- Met at Armageddon -- The man from Missouri -- Gnawing away at Greece -- Steer clear of the foreign world -- Passing the torch -- A baptism of fire -- A new world order -- In this fateful hour -- Moving beyond Monroe -- A house divided -- Personnel is policy -- "You must kill all Americans" -- Eleven minutes -- Cold War dawn -- An America triumph -- Aftermath -- Appendix: Position and recommendations of the Department of State regarding immediate and substantial aid to Greece and Turkey.
Summary, etc.:
"On March 12, 1947, Truman delivered an address before a joint session of Congress announcing a policy of containment that would soon become known as the Truman Doctrine. That doctrine pledged that the United States would "support free peoples who are resisting attempted subjugation by armed minorities or by outside pressures." The untested president's policy was a radical shift from 150 years of isolationism, but it would prove to be the pivotal moment that guaranteed Western Europe's freedom, the American Century's rise, and the eventual collapse of the Soviet Union. " -- Front jacket flap.
Subject: United States > Foreign relations > 1945-1953.
Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972.
United States > Politics and government > 1945-1953.
United States > Foreign economic relations > Europe.
Cold War.
Summary: "On March 12, 1947, Truman delivered an address before a joint session of Congress announcing a policy of containment that would soon become known as the Truman Doctrine. That doctrine pledged that the United States would "support free peoples who are resisting attempted subjugation by armed minorities or by outside pressures." The untested president's policy was a radical shift from 150 years of isolationism, but it would prove to be the pivotal moment that guaranteed Western Europe's freedom, the American Century's rise, and the eventual collapse of the Soviet Union. " -- Front jacket flap.

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