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The Resource The Marshall Plan : dawn of the Cold War, Benn Steil

The Marshall Plan : dawn of the Cold War, Benn Steil

Label
The Marshall Plan : dawn of the Cold War
Title
The Marshall Plan
Title remainder
dawn of the Cold War
Statement of responsibility
Benn Steil
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Traces the history of the Marshall Plan and the efforts to reconstruct western Europe as a bulwark against communist authoritarianism during a two-year period that saw the collapse of postwar U.S.-Soviet relations and the beginning of the Cold War
Writing style
Award
American History Book Prize, 2018.
Review
  • In this accessible work of political and economic history, Steil (The Battle of Bretton Woods), director of international economics at the Council on Foreign Relations, comprehensively details the conception, planning, implementation, impact, and contemporary reverberations of the Marshall Plan. Steil places the massive and unprecedented European reconstruction program at the center of the emerging Cold War, delineating how it intertwined with many of the early crises of the conflict. The book makes clear that the Marshall Plan was more than simply an aid program; it effectively constituted the creation of a new Western-oriented political, economic, and military architecture in Western Europe. The plan inevitably drew the ire of the U.S.S.R., which attempted to undermine the project. Steil emphasizes the roles and personalities of leading U.S. statesmen driving the effort to enact the Marshall Plan and devotes considerable space to describing the domestic U.S. political scene and the “legislative drama” behind the plan’s political passage. The Marshall Plan achieved the goals of its creators, he concludes, and while it played a role in drawing the lines of the Cold War, the conflict itself was inevitable. Steil’s fresh perspective on a well-tilled subject will be appreciated by specialists for its wide-ranging analysis and welcomed by general readers for its engrossing style and accessibility. Agent: Andrew Wylie, Wylie Agency. (Feb.)
			 --Staff (Reviewed 12/18/2017) (Publishers Weekly, vol 264, issue 52, p)
  • /* Starred Review */ The approaching end of World War II produced two conflicting concepts for Germany: pastoralization or revitalization as a member of the European community. The latter vision won out, largely as a defense against Communism, but that involved spending billions to reinvigorate a prostrate European economy. George Marshall, Dean Acheson, Harry Truman, and Arthur Vandenburg led the American side, while Russians Joseph Stalin and Vyacheslav Molotov resisted. Meanwhile, leaders such as Britain's Winston Churchill and France's Charles de Gaulle sought American financing and protection from Soviet adventurism. The Marshall Plan solidified western Europe and was vital to the doctrine of containment throughout the Cold War, eventually leading to the common market and the transfer of several nations from Russian domination to the Western alliance. Steil (director of economics, Council on Foreign Relations; The Battle of Bretton Woods) skillfully and lengthily teases apart the complexity, expense, resistance, and nationalist intransigencies, as well as the important personal relationships among the principals. He finishes with a brief examination of the effects of the plan, and its contradictory lessons after 40 years. VERDICT Though dense reading, this work is certain to be an essential resource in academic libraries' collections on European history and economics. --Edwin Burgess (Reviewed 02/01/2018) (Library Journal, vol 143, issue 2, p112)
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Cataloging source
PNX
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Steil, Benn
Dewey number
338.91/730409044
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Marshall Plan
  • Reconstruction (1939-1951)
  • Economic assistance, American
  • Europe
  • United States
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dawn of the Cold War
Label
The Marshall Plan : dawn of the Cold War, Benn Steil
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 461-577) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Crisis -- Rupture -- Plan -- Trap -- Unity -- Persuasion -- Sausage -- Subversion -- Passage -- Showdown -- Division -- Success? -- Echoes -- Appendix A: Truman doctrine speech -- Appendix B: Marshall's Harvard speech -- Appendix C: Data -- Appendix D: Maps
Control code
1912115
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xii, 608 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781501102370
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781501102370
  • (OCoLC)1021054820
Label
The Marshall Plan : dawn of the Cold War, Benn Steil
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 461-577) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Crisis -- Rupture -- Plan -- Trap -- Unity -- Persuasion -- Sausage -- Subversion -- Passage -- Showdown -- Division -- Success? -- Echoes -- Appendix A: Truman doctrine speech -- Appendix B: Marshall's Harvard speech -- Appendix C: Data -- Appendix D: Maps
Control code
1912115
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xii, 608 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781501102370
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781501102370
  • (OCoLC)1021054820

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