Winning the Peace

Winning the Peace

The Marshall Plan and America's Coming of Age as A Superpower

Book - 2008
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Baker & Taylor
A critical assessment of the Marshall Plan describes how it revolutionized American foreign policy in the wake of World War II, examines the valuable lessons from history it provides in terms of what America can and cannot do as a superpower, and explains how it can serve as a model for solving the global challenges of the present and future.

Book News
Mills (American studies, Sarah Lawrence U.) presents a political biography of the Marshall Plan, from its conceptualization by Secretary of State George Marshall as a means of helping stabilize European economies with aid in the wake of World War II and drawing them closer into the American orbit through its implementation and evolution. His historical narrative is presented in part as a means of showing how the Marshall Plan differed from the political projects of those that would invoke its name in that Secretary of State Marshall was honest about the sacrifices that would have to be made for its success and in that American policy makers were flexible in working with the European allies. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Politicians of every stripe frequently invoke the Marshall Plan in support of programs aimed at using American wealth to extend the nation's power and influence, solve intractable third-world economic problems, and combat world hunger and disease. Do any of these impassioned advocates understand why the Marshall Plan succeeded where so many subsequent aid plans have not? Historian Nicolaus Mills explores the Marshall Plan in all its dimensions to provide valuable lessons from the past about what America can and cannot do as a superpower.

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Sixty years ago Secretary of State George Marshall revolutionized American foreign policy when he called on the United States to come to the aid of war-torn Europe. In this book, the author explores how the Marshall Plan, with its combination of diplomacy and pragmatism, and provides valuable lessons from the past about what America can and cannot do as a superpower. He reminds readers that the U.S. resisted the urge to tell European leaders how things would be, understanding that regional problems required regional solutions. The lessons of the Marshall Plan are key to solving tomorrows global challenges.

Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2008
ISBN: 9780470097557
Characteristics: xiii, 290 p. ; 25 cm


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