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PICKING UP THE REINS.  AMERICA, BRITAIN AND THE POSTWAR WORLD., Moss, Norman.

Author Name    Moss, Norman.

Title   PICKING UP THE REINS. AMERICA, BRITAIN AND THE POSTWAR WORLD.

Binding   Hard Cover

Book Condition   Very Good

Jacket Condition   Very Good

Edition   First Edition

Publisher   London Duckworth Overlook 2008

ISBN Number    0715636936 / 9780715636930

Seller ID   29744

228 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "At the end of World War Two, Britain, although impoverished, was a power that spanned the globe, while America was a nation withdrawing to look after its own affairs. All this was to change within a short space of time. A freakishly cold winter proved devastating for Europe and revealed Britain's fundamental weakness, while the Soviet Union, once an ally, began to emerge as a threatening expansionist power. The United States stepped in, first with economic help and then with defence aid, transforming itself into a world power. This is something for which neither the British nor the American people were prepared, and their leaders also had to struggle to come to terms with the rapid changes in the world. (This book) shows how this dramatic transfer of power came to pass: the British withdrawal from the Eastern Mediterranean which shocked the US Administration, the 'Truman Doctrine' that came in response, the Marshall Plan that changed Europe forever, pushed through after a struggle with Congress, and the series of momentous decisions that followed." Very small bump at top of spine/front hinge. Dust jacket has some very light edge wrinkling, minor rubbing.

Post  World  War  II,  Mid  20th  Century,  Marshall  Plan,  Dean  Acheson,  Anti-Americanism,  Atomic  Bomb,  Atomic  Energy  Commission,  Atomic  War,  Clement  Attlee,  Balance  Of  Power,  Berlin,  Ernest  Bevin,  Georges  Bidault,  Charles  Bohlen,  British  Empire,  James  Byrnes,  Canada,  Winston  Churchill,  CIA,  Central  Intelligence  Agency,  Will  Clayton,  Cold  War,  Communists,  Communism,  Communist  Threat,  Stafford  Cripps,  Hugh  Dalton,  Democratic  Socialism,  Lewis  Douglas,  Dulles,  East  Coast  Establishment,  East-West  Relations,  Dwight  D.  Eisenhower,  American  Presidents,  Elections,  Europe,  European  Recovery,  Economy,  Economics,  European  Integration,  France,  Germany,  Allied  Occupation,  Economic  Division,  Greece,  Averell  Harriman,  Hungary,  Iran,  Persia,  Italy,  Jews,  George  Kennan,  Labor  Movements,  Labour  Party,  Politics,  Lend-Lease,  Robert  Lovett,  George  C.  Marshall,  Cord  Meyer,  Middle  East,  NATO,  North  Atlantic  Treaty  Organization,  Nazis,  Nazism,  Holocaust,  Netherlands,  New  Deal,  New  York  Times,  Norway,  Poland,  Rationing,  Resistance  Movements,  Franklin  Roosevelt,  Second  World  War,  SIS,  Secret  Intelligence  Service,  Soviet  Union,  Special  Relationship,  State  Department,  Suez  Crisis,  Truman  Administration,  Harry  S  Truman,  Turkey,  United  Nations,  United  Kingdom,  Domestic  Policy,  Postwar  Austerity,  Foreign  Policy,  Isolationism,  Arthur  Vandenburg,  West  Germany,  Western  Europe,  World  Leadership,  Yalta  Conference,  Yugoslavia. 

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