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Saving freedom, Truman, the Cold War, and the fight for Western civilization, Joe Scarborough

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Saving freedom, Truman, the Cold War, and the fight for Western civilization, Joe Scarborough
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-342)
Index
no index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Saving freedom
Nature of contents
bibliography
Oclc number
1221012940
Responsibility statement
Joe Scarborough
Sub title
Truman, the Cold War, and the fight for Western civilization
Summary
"In Saving Freedom, Joe Scarborough recounts the historic forces that moved Truman toward his country's long twilight struggle against Soviet communism, and how this untested president acted decisively to build a lasting coalition that would influence America's foreign policy for generations to come. 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. " --, provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
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 American triumph -- Aftermath -- Appendix: Position and recommendations of the Department of State regarding immediate and substantial aid to Greece and Turkey
Target audience
adult
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