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Inhaltsangabe: Walt Rostow's meteoric rise to power--from Flatbush, Brooklyn, to the West Wing of the White House--seemed to capture the promise of the American dream. Hailing from humble origins, Rostow became an intellectual powerhouse: a professor of economic history at MIT and an influential foreign policy adviser to John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. Too influential, according to some. While Rostow inspired respect and affection, he also made some powerful enemies. Averell Harriman, one of America's most celebrated diplomats, described Rostow as "America's Rasputin" for the unsavory influence he exerted on presidential decision-making. Rostow was the first to advise Kennedy to send U.S. combat troops to South Vietnam and the first to recommend the bombing of North Vietnam. He framed a policy of military escalation, championed recklessly optimistic reporting, and then advised LBJ against pursuing a compromise peace with North Vietnam. David Milne examines one man's impact on the United States' worst-ever military defeat. It is a portrait of good intentions and fatal misjudgments. A true ideologue, Rostow believed that it is beholden upon the United States to democratize other nations and do "good," no matter what the cost. America's Rasputin explores the consequences of this idealistic but unyielding dogma.
About the Author: David Milne is a lecturer in American politics at the University of East Anglia. This is his first book.
Titel: America's Rasputin: Walt Rostow and the ...
Verlag: Hill and Wang
Zustand: very good
Buchbeschreibung Hill & Wang, New York, USA, 2008. Soft cover. Buchzustand: Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Published by Hill and Wang of New York, USA in 2008. Soft cover, so no Dust Jacket. 1st edition, 1st impression in this format. See inside number sequence "1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2." Book condition: Fair to Good. Cover and inside pages are in a good condition except for one of the 1st inside pages has been torn and the top of the eighth of the page is missing. Additionally the former owner of the book has written notes on the rear pages of the book and has underscored certain text within the book. See photograph. Dims: 210mm x 135mm x 20mm. 320 pages. The book tells the role Walt Rostow played in President Johnson's administration in relation to the Vietnam War. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 003706
Buchbeschreibung Hill and Wang, 2008. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0374103860
Buchbeschreibung Hill and Wang, 2008. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P020374103860
Buchbeschreibung Hill and Wang. Hardcover. Buchzustand: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2783849902
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Buchbeschreibung Hill and Wang, 2008. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Like New. Almost new condition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P010374103860
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Buchbeschreibung Hill and Wang, 2008. Buchzustand: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0374103860-2-4
Buchbeschreibung Hill and Wang, 2008. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. 1st. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0374103860