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The Resource Against the president : dissent and decision-making in the White House : a historical perspective, by Mark J. White

Against the president : dissent and decision-making in the White House : a historical perspective, by Mark J. White

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Against the president : dissent and decision-making in the White House : a historical perspective
Title
Against the president
Title remainder
dissent and decision-making in the White House : a historical perspective
Statement of responsibility
by Mark J. White
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
How does dissent from administration advisers impact the foreign policy decisions of American presidents? White (history, U. of London, UK) analyzes this question by looking at disputes between Harry Truman and his advisers Harry Hopkins and Joseph Davies on the fate of postwar Poland, between Truman and Harry Wallace on how to approach the Soviet Union, between Eisenhower and Charles Wilson over US commitment to South Vietnam, between John Kennedy and Adlai Stevenson over policy towards Cuba, and between Lyndon Johnson and George Ball over starting the Vietnam War. He concludes that Presidents do themselves and the country a disservice when they seek to limit debate and strengthen consensus within their administrations and that it is always vitally important for policymakers to examine assumptions thoroughly. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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223450
Cataloging source
DLC
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1965-
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White, Mark J
Dewey number
973.917
Index
index present
LC call number
E743
LC item number
.W54 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Presidents
  • Political leadership
  • Presidents
Target audience
adult
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dissent and decision-making in the White House : a historical perspective
Label
Against the president : dissent and decision-making in the White House : a historical perspective, by Mark J. White
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0716/2007016032.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [325]-357) and index
Contents
Introduction -- Truman, Hopkins, Davies, and the Polish question -- The ghost of FDR -- Talking with Churchill and Stalin -- Truman, Wallace, and meeting the Soviet challenge -- Troubled by Truman -- The bomb -- Fighting the Cold War consensus -- Eleven days in September -- Eisenhower, Wilson, and the origins of the Vietnam War -- A new Wilsonianism -- "Nothing but grief:" contesting a commitment -- Kennedy, Stevenson, and Cuba -- The rivals -- Operation castration -- War or peace -- Johnson, Ball, and the Vietnam War -- The accidental president and the tardy rebel -- Devil's advocate -- Crossing the rubicon -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn123485338
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 370 p.
Isbn
9781566637442
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007016032
System control number
(OCoLC)123485338
Label
Against the president : dissent and decision-making in the White House : a historical perspective, by Mark J. White
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0716/2007016032.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [325]-357) and index
Contents
Introduction -- Truman, Hopkins, Davies, and the Polish question -- The ghost of FDR -- Talking with Churchill and Stalin -- Truman, Wallace, and meeting the Soviet challenge -- Troubled by Truman -- The bomb -- Fighting the Cold War consensus -- Eleven days in September -- Eisenhower, Wilson, and the origins of the Vietnam War -- A new Wilsonianism -- "Nothing but grief:" contesting a commitment -- Kennedy, Stevenson, and Cuba -- The rivals -- Operation castration -- War or peace -- Johnson, Ball, and the Vietnam War -- The accidental president and the tardy rebel -- Devil's advocate -- Crossing the rubicon -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn123485338
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 370 p.
Isbn
9781566637442
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007016032
System control number
(OCoLC)123485338

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