Tumultuous Years: The Presidency of Harry S. Truman, 1949-1953

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University of Missouri Press, 1996 - 444 من الصفحات
"In January of 1949 the aftershocks of the Second World War were still jarring large parts of the globe, although they had greatly diminished in the United States. In Asia, however, turbulence continued to rise as a result of the collapse of Japan, the tottering of the European empires after the war, and the combustion produced by nationalism mixed with communism. Because a segment of American opinion, generally represented in the more conservative wing of the Republican party, was very sensitive to events in Asia, the tremors in the Far East came as harbingers of disturbing political conflict in the United States."

Robert J. Donovan's Tumultuous Years presents a detailed account of Harry S. Truman's presidency from 1949-1953.

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Acknowledgments
9
A Disturbing Beginning
22
Acheson and the Approaching Storm
34
The North Atlantic Treaty
44
Forrestal Louis Johnson and Upheaval over National Security
53
The China Time Bomb
66
The Loss of China
74
A Malignancy American Occupation Troops Withdraw
89
The Decision to Cross the Parallel
268
MACARTHUR
281
The Wake Island Conference
283
The Depths
289
National Emergency
313
A Year of War Mobilization and the Great Debate
321
More Scandal New Bruises
332
The Last Straw
340

The Soviet Atomic Bomb
98
The Revolt of the Admirals
105
Five Percenters and Deep Freezers
114
The First Grave Step
139
The Hydrogen Bomb Decision
148
NSC 68
158
A Quiet Decision
171
A Summer Day in Independence Missouri
187
The Commitment of U S Air and Naval Forces
204
Ground Forces in Asia
214
War without Congressional Approval
219
Springboard for a U S Global Buildup
241
First Troubles with MacArthur Last with Johnson
248
The Firing of General MacArthur
355
V
356
THE END OF 20 YEARS OF DEMOCRATIC RULE
363
The Ravages
365
The Attorney General and the President
372
Truman Seizes the Steel Industry
382
Troubles with Eisenhower and Stevenson
392
Scenes from an Ending
402
Bibliographical Note
412
References
413
Index
429
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Formerly a newspaper journalist and senior fellow at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, Robert J. Donovan covered the White House during the Truman years for the New York Herald Tribune. He is the author of several books, including Conflict and Crisis: The Presidency of Harry S. Truman, 1945-1948. and Boxing the Kangaroo: A Reporter's Memoir (both with the University of Missouri Press).

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