A Cross of Iron: Harry S. Truman and the Origins of the by Michael J. Hogan

By Michael J. Hogan

In A move of Iron, one of many country's so much exotic diplomatic historians offers a entire account of the nationwide safety kingdom that emerged within the first decade of the chilly battle. Michael J. Hogan lines the method of state-making because it opened up in struggles to unify the defense force, harness technological know-how to army reasons, mobilize army manpower, regulate the safety finances, and distribute the price of security around the financial system. At stake, Hogan argues, was once a basic contest over the nation's political identification and postwar goal. President Harry S. Truman and his successor have been in the midst of this contest. in response to Hogan, they attempted to reconcile an older set of values with the recent ideology of nationwide safeguard and the country's democratic traditions with its international responsibilities. Their efforts made up our minds the dimensions and form of the nationwide protection kingdom that eventually emerged.

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