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The Resource Roads not taken : an intellectual biography of William C. Bullitt, Alexander Etkind

Roads not taken : an intellectual biography of William C. Bullitt, Alexander Etkind

Label
Roads not taken : an intellectual biography of William C. Bullitt
Title
Roads not taken
Title remainder
an intellectual biography of William C. Bullitt
Statement of responsibility
Alexander Etkind
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
William Christian Bullitt (1891-1967) was the most cosmopolitan U.S. diplomat of his time. Voted most brilliant in his class at Yale, he wrote novels, plays, essays, and coauthored a controversial biography of President Wilson with Sigmund Freud. A political visionary, his views were often contentious, although he was often proven right by the unfolding of events. Bullitt served the United States through two World Wars and foresaw the collapse of old regimes while becoming a sympathetic expert on both European and Russian socialism. He was a member of the American delegation to the Paris Peace Conference (1918), the first U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union (1933-1936), and Roosevelt's Ambassador to France (1936-1940). A friend of the Russian people and an early proponent of friendly relations with the new Soviet government under Lenin, his later experience as ambassador to Moscow led him to be among the first to warn of Stalin's aggressive intentions toward the West. Bullitt worked tirelessly to preserve European democracy until policy disagreements with his friend Franklin Roosevelt eventually sidelined him politically. While his famous disciples, George Kennan and Charles Bohlen, led American diplomacy toward the USSR in the emerging Cold War, Bullitt became an early advocate of European unity. This multi-faceted biography sheds new light on the fascinating, deeply intellectual life of an important political figure who counted Lenin, Roosevelt, Chiang-Kai-Shek, Charles de Gaulle, and Sigmund Freud among his personal relationships in a life profoundly connected to the history of the twentieth century
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Cataloging source
YDX
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1955-
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Ėtkind, Aleksandr
Dewey number
  • 327.73009/04092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
E183.7
LC item number
.E85 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Pitt Series in Russian and East European Studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bullitt, William C.
  • Diplomats
  • World politics
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • United States
Label
Roads not taken : an intellectual biography of William C. Bullitt, Alexander Etkind
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223123476195
  • 31223123476187
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (267-274) 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
Introduction -- The world before the war -- Colonel House and public relations -- Global responsibility -- Between Versailles and the Kremlin -- Resignation -- It's not done -- Wives -- Freud's coauthor and savior -- Honeymoon with Stalin -- Bluff -- The theater of diplomacy -- Disenchantment -- Saving Paris -- Fronts of war -- Homosexuals -- Uniting Europe -- Conclusion
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 290 pages
Isbn
9780822965039
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)989026625
Label
Roads not taken : an intellectual biography of William C. Bullitt, Alexander Etkind
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223123476195
  • 31223123476187
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (267-274) 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
Introduction -- The world before the war -- Colonel House and public relations -- Global responsibility -- Between Versailles and the Kremlin -- Resignation -- It's not done -- Wives -- Freud's coauthor and savior -- Honeymoon with Stalin -- Bluff -- The theater of diplomacy -- Disenchantment -- Saving Paris -- Fronts of war -- Homosexuals -- Uniting Europe -- Conclusion
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 290 pages
Isbn
9780822965039
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)989026625

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