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1 Kaiser, Robert G. COLD WINTER, COLD WAR.
Stein and Day, New York, 1974, first edition. 
226 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0812816250 "....sheds new light on the origins of the Cold War. (Kaiser) brings into the debate factors that others have ignored, most notably the influence on foreign policy of domes tic political and economic conditions in 1946 and 1947 in the United States and Great Britain. 'The Truman Doctrine - the beginning of the Cold War - was closely tied to the events of its time, events largely forgotten now, but crucially i m p o r t a n t then', writes Kaiser. 'Who recalls the fuel crisis of February, 1947, when Britain appeared for a moment on the verge of utter collapse? Yet without the crisis, there would have been no Truman Doctrine and no Marshall Plan in 1947 . W ho r ec al ls t h e strength of the anti-British feeling in the American Congress after the War? Yet it was that emotion, and President Truman's fear of its influence, that was largely responsible for the strident tone of the Truman Doctrine s pee ch. ' (Th is boo k) is more than a reassessment. It is based in part on the author's personal interviews with world leaders who played important parts in the events discussed - Dean Acheson, Clark Clifford, Averell Harriman, Clement Atlee, and Ric hard H .S. Cro ssma n, amo ng others." Small ridge and corresponding dint on front endpapers, small sticker ghost mark on free front endpaper, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor browning to edges of boards. Dust jacket ha s mo derat e edg e w ear/ crea sing at top/ bottom of spine and flap-folds - heavier at top of spine with one tear, light rubbing, a few very small edge tears. Very Good/Good 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
2 Wickenden, Dorothy. NOTHING DAUNTED: THE UNEXPECTED EDUCATION OF TWO SOCIETY GIRLS IN THE WEST.
New York Scribner 2011 1439176582 / 9781439176580 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
286 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "In the summer of 1916, Dorothy Woodruff and Rosamond Underwood, close friends from childhood and graduates of Smith College, left home in Auburn, New York, for the wilds of northwestern Colorado. Bored by their society luncheons, charity work, and the effete young men who courted them, they learned that two teaching jobs were available in a remote mountaintop schoolhouse and applied - shocking their families and friends. They took the new railroad over the Continental Divide and made their way by spring wagon to the tiny settlement of Elkhead, where they lived with a family of homesteaders. They rode several miles to school each day on horseback, sometimes in blinding blizzards. Their students walked or skied on barrel staves, in tattered clothes and shoes tied together with string. The man who had lured them out west was Ferry Carpenter, a witty, idealistic, and occasionally outrageous young lawyer and cattle rancher. He had promised them the adventure of a lifetime and the most modern schoolhouse in Routt County; he hadn't let on that the teachers would be considered dazzling prospective brides for the locals. In their buoyant letters home, the two women captured the voices and stories of the pioneer women, the children, and the other memorable people they got to know. Nearly a hundred years later, the granddaughter of Dorothy Woodruff found the letters and began to reconstruct the women's journey. Enhancing the story with interviews with descendants, research about these vanished communities, and trips to the region, (she) creates an exhilarating saga about two intrepid young women and the 'settling up' of the West." Browning to bottom of text block - mainly near spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling and minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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