George F. Kennan and the Making of American Foreign Policy, 1947-1950

George F. Kennan and the Making of American Foreign Policy, 1947-1950

by Wilson D. Miscamble, C.S.C.

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Overview

When George C. Marshall became Secretary of State in January of 1947, he faced not only a staggering array of serious foreign policy questions but also a State Department rendered ineffective by neglect, maladministration, and low morale. Soon after his arrival Marshall asked George F. Kennan to head a new component in the department's structure—the Policy Planning Staff. Here Wilson Miscamble scrutinizes Kennan's subsequent influence over foreign policymaking during the crucial years from 1947 to 1950.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780691024837
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 06/06/1993
Series: Princeton Studies in International History and Politics , #192
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 444
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Wilson D. Miscamble, C.S.C., is Director of Graduate Studies and Associate Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations Used in Text and Notes
Ch. 1Director of the Policy Planning Staff3
Ch. 2Launching the Marshall Plan43
Ch. 3Meditertanean Crises: Greece, Italy, and Palestine75
Ch. 4The North Atlantic Treaty113
Ch. 5The Division of Germany141
Ch. 6Titoism, Eastern Europe, and Political Warfare178
Ch. 7The Limits of America's China Policy212
Ch. 8Japan and Southeast Asia247
Ch. 9The Hydrogen Bomb and the Soviet Threat281
Ch. 10Korean Dilemmas and Beyond314
Conclusion: America's Global Planner?346
Appendix A: Policy Planning Staff Papers, 1947-1949359

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"This book is the most insightful treatment of George Kennan that has yet been published and the best work I know on the making of U.S. foreign policy during this period. The work is an astonishing scholarly accomplishment. Miscamble offers fresh interpretations and a new sense of the context in which policy was made and of the complex influences on the policymakers."—Richard H. Ullman, Princeton University

Ullman

This book is the most insightful treatment of George Kennan that has yet been published and the best work I know on the making of U.S. foreign policy during this period. The work is an astonishing scholarly accomplishment. Miscamble offers fresh interpretations and a new sense of the context in which policy was made and of the complex influences on the policymakers.
Richard H. Ullman, Princeton University

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