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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.
Über den Autor: 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 and Wang, 2008. Buchzustand: Fair. 1 Edition. N/A. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP87614316
Buchbeschreibung Hill and Wang, 2008. Buchzustand: Good. 1 Edition. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP8778200
Buchbeschreibung Hill and Wang, 2008. Buchzustand: Good. 1 Edition. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP7687063
Buchbeschreibung Hill and Wang. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. 0374103860 Ex-library, usual wear and stickers. Please view our store policies for all shipping and condition grades, thank you. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 018145
Buchbeschreibung Hill and Wang, 2008. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Acceptable. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0374103860
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 Buchzustand: Acceptable. Book Condition: Acceptable. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97803741038665.0
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Good. Book Condition: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97803741038664.0
Buchbeschreibung Hill and Wang, 2008. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0374103860
Buchbeschreibung Hill and Wang, 2008. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 14035277