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Affection and trust : the personal correspondence of Harry S. Truman and Dean Acheson, 1953-1971

Author: Harry S Truman; Dean Acheson
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In this collection, published for the first time, we follow Harry S. Truman and Dean Acheson, two giants of the post-World War II period, as they move from an official relationship to one of candor, humor, and personal expression. In these letters, spanning the years from when both were newly out of office until Acheson's death at age 78, we find them sharing the often surprising opinions, ideas, and feelings that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal correspondence
Nonfiction
Records and correspondence
Sources
Correspondence
Named Person: Harry S Truman; Dean Acheson; Dean Acheson; Harry S Truman; Harry S Truman; Dean Acheson; Harry S Truman; Dean G Acheson; Harry S Truman; Dean Acheson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harry S Truman; Dean Acheson
ISBN: 9780307593542 0307593541
OCLC Number: 535489983
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xv, 343 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: February to December 1953. A new outlet for "the Truman-Acheson front" --
January 1954 to April 1955. Eisenhower's foreign policy ; Musings on history and government ; Truman's memoirs ; A serious operation ; The Truman Library ; Visits in Kansas City and Washington ; Testimony and tough political talk --
June to August 1955. A blunt critique of Truman's memoirs --
August 1955 to September 1956. The Potsdam papers ; "Intellectual prostitutes" ; Margaret is married ; A trip to Europe --
November 1956 to December 1957. Foreign-policy and civil-rights crises ; A meeting in Washington ; More politics ; The "S" --
January 1958 to June 1959. Meetings in New Haven, Kansas City, and Washington, D.C. ; A political season ; A president who doesn't know where he's going ; Three foreign-policy crises ; Truman is "steamed up" ; A grand birthday celebration --
June 1959 to November 1960. A candidate for 1960 ; George Marshall's death ; The U-2 incident. Sit-down strikes ; A "treaty on 'don'ts'" ; John F. Kennedy and the Democratic Convention ; The campaign --
February 1961 to October 1971. JFK and LBJ ; An operation and a fall ; More memoirs ; Deaths in the family ; The last letter.
Responsibility: [by Harry S. Truman and Dean Acheson] ; with an introduction by David McCullough.

Abstract:

In this collection, published for the first time, we follow Harry S. Truman and Dean Acheson, two giants of the post-World War II period, as they move from an official relationship to one of candor, humor, and personal expression. In these letters, spanning the years from when both were newly out of office until Acheson's death at age 78, we find them sharing the often surprising opinions, ideas, and feelings that the strictures of their offices had previously kept them from revealing. They felt a powerful need to keep in touch as they viewed with dismay what they considered to be the Eisenhower administration's fumbling of foreign affairs and the impact of Joseph McCarthy. After Kennedy won in 1960, they discussed Acheson's reluctant involvement in the Cuban missile crisis and the Allied position in Berlin--From publisher description.
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