The Papers Of George Catlett Marshall

Author : George Catlett Marshall
ISBN : 9781421407920
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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George Catlett Marshall’s two years as secretary of state, from January 1947 to January 1949, remain among the most eventful in the history of both the State Department and American foreign policy in general. The period covered in volume 6 of The Papers of George Catlett Marshall saw the formal break between the United States and its Soviet wartime ally and the beginning of the cold war; civil wars in Greece and China; decolonization and independence for India, Pakistan, and Israel; the Truman Doctrine; the Marshall Plan; the Berlin blockade and airlift; the North Atlantic Treaty Organization; and the Organization of American States. Secretary of State Marshall played a pivotal role in the transformation of American relations with the rest of the world during these years. Not only was he President Harry S Truman’s key adviser in foreign affairs, he also proposed the European Recovery Program that bears his name. Implementing this and other U.S. foreign policies required attendance at a large number of international conferences in 1947 and 1948 and an even larger number of Senate and House committee hearings. His testimony at these hearings—and his close relations with legislative leaders—proved crucial to establishing the extraordinary bipartisan congressional approval of his proposals, and so, too, did his numerous public appearances to cultivate broad public support for his programs. Marshall retired at the beginning of 1949, but his respite from public service would be short-lived.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Popular Science

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Popular Science gives our readers the information and tools to improve their technology and their world. The core belief that Popular Science and our readers share: The future is going to be better, and science and technology are the driving forces that will help make it better.

Columbia Noir

Author : Gene Blottner
ISBN : 9780786470143
Genre : Performing Arts
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This filmography covers Columbia Pictures' noir titles released in the classic noir era, October 1940 to June 1962. All sub-genres are covered including British, western and science fiction. Included are the great Columbia films Gilda, Lady from Shanghai, All the Kings Men, In a Lonely Place, On the Waterfront, Anatomy of a Murder and Experiment in Terror. The films are examined in detail, with release dates, cast and production credits, production dates, synopses, reviews, notes and commentary on each film, the author's summation and the publicity "tag lines."
Category: Performing Arts

Vom Wert Des Notwendigen

Author : Jennifer Schevardo
ISBN : 3515088601
Genre : History
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Warum kostete in der DDR durchweg die Schrippe fast nichts und eine Qualitatshose soviel? Die Ursachen fuer diese eigentuemliche Verbraucherpreisstruktur liegen in den fruehen fuenfziger Jahren, als in Ostdeutschland eine sozialistische Planwirtschaft etabliert wurde. Die SED-Spitze behauptete, aus der Planung heraus Preise bilden zu konnen, die sowohl die Kosten fuer Produktion und Handel deckten, als auch der Bevolkerung erlaubten, ihre Beduerfnisse mit wenig Geld erfuellen zu konnen. Die Studie legt dar, nach welchen Prinzipien diese Preisbildung funktionieren sollte und welche unbeabsichtigten Nebenwirkungen sie auf Produktion und Konsum hatte. Schliealich wird gezeigt, dass die Preise sich anders entwickelten, als die amtlichen Statistiken behaupteten. .
Category: History

Government Employment

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ISBN : PSU:000072776698
Genre : Civil service
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The Birth Of The Palestinian Refugee Problem Revisited

Author : Benny Morris
ISBN : 9781139449465
Genre : History
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Benny Morris' The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem was published in 1988. Its startling revelations about how and why 700,000 Palestinians left their homes and became refugees during the Arab-Israeli war in 1948 undermined traditional interpretations as to whether they left voluntarily or were expelled as part of a systematic plan. This book represents a revised edition of the earlier work, compiled on the basis of newly-opened Israeli military archives. While the focus remains the 1948 war and the analysis of the Palestinian exodus, the new material contains more information about what happened in Jerusalem, Jaffa and Haifa, and how events there led to the collapse of Palestinian urban society. It also sheds light on the battles and atrocities that resulted in the disintegration of rural communities. The story is a harrowing one. The refugees now number four million and their existence remains a major obstacle to peace.
Category: History