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American Ambassador

Author: Waldo H. Heinrichs Jr.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195364767
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The story of Joseph Clark Grew (1880-1965) is the story of the modern American diplomatic tradition. Grew served the U.S. government for over forty years, with an impressive career that included two ambassadorships, two secretaryships, two ministerships, and every junior rank in the service. Grew was in Berlin when the U.S. went to war with Germany in 1917, was American Ambassador to Japan during the years leading up to Pearl Harbor, was Undersecretary of State during the war, and was instrumental in planning U.S. postwar strategy in the Far East. In this rich and intimate biography, Heinrichs draws on Grew's vast diary, correspondence, and several private and official collections to reconstruct the life of an extraordinary career diplomat. Here, Joseph C. Grew emerges as a man of peace who used both skill and insight to slow the world's progress toward World War II.

American Ambassador

Author: Waldo H. Heinrichs
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195041593
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The definitive biography of Grew, who was American Ambassador to Japan in the years leading up to Pearl Harbor, and Under Secretary of State during the Second World War.

Notable U S Ambassadors Since 1775

Author: Cathal J. Nolan
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313291951
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Spanning more than 200 years of American diplomatic history, this biographical dictionary examines the careers of 60 important U.S. ambassadors.

Aftermath Of War

Author: Howard B. Schonberger
Publisher: Kent State University Press
ISBN: 9780873383820
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A study of the American transformation of Occupied Japan from enemy to principal US ally. Schonberger (history, U. of Maine) recounts the rise of the new Japan through the eyes of eight Americans centrally engaged in events of the Occupation. Paperback edition (unseen), $16.50. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The A To Z Of U S Diplomacy From World War I Through World War Ii

Author: Martin Folly
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 1461672414
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The A to Z of U.S. Diplomacy from World War I through World War II relates the events of this crucial period in U.S. history through a chronology, an introductory essay, and over 600 cross-referenced dictionary entries on key persons, places, events, institutions, and organizations.

Implacable Foes

Author: Waldo Heinrichs
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190616768
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On May 8, 1945, Victory in Europe Day-shortened to "V.E. Day"-brought with it the demise of Nazi Germany. But for the Allies, the war was only half-won. Exhausted but exuberant American soldiers, ready to return home, were sent to join the fighting in the Pacific, which by the spring and summer of 1945 had turned into a gruelling campaign of bloody attrition against an enemy determined to fight to the last man. Germany had surrendered unconditionally. The Japanese would clearly make the conditions of victory extraordinarily high. In the United States, Americans clamored for their troops to come home and for a return to a peacetime economy. Politics intruded upon military policy while a new and untested president struggled to strategize among a military command that was often mired in rivalry. The task of defeating the Japanese seemed nearly unsurmountable, even while plans to invade the home islands were being drawn. Army Chief of Staff General George C. Marshall warned of the toll that "the agony of enduring battle" would likely take. General Douglas MacArthur clashed with Marshall and Admiral Nimitz over the most effective way to defeat the increasingly resilient Japanese combatants. In the midst of this division, the Army began a program of partial demobilization of troops in Europe, which depleted units at a time when they most needed experienced soldiers. In this context of military emergency, the fearsome projections of the human cost of invading the Japanese homeland, and weakening social and political will, victory was salvaged by means of a horrific new weapon. As one Army staff officer admitted, "The capitulation of Hirohito saved our necks." In Implacable Foes, award-winning historians Waldo Heinrichs (a veteran of both theatres of war in World War II) and Marc Gallicchio bring to life the final year of World War Two in the Pacific right up to the dropping of the atomic bombs over Hiroshima and Nagasaki, evoking not only Japanese policies of desperate defense, but the sometimes rancorous debates on the home front. They deliver a gripping and provocative narrative that challenges the decision-making of U.S. leaders and delineates the consequences of prioritizing the European front. The result is a masterly work of military history that evaluates the nearly insurmountable trials associated with waging global war and the sacrifices necessary to succeed.

Spreading The American Dream

Author: Emily Rosenberg
Publisher: Hill and Wang
ISBN: 1429952253
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In examining the economic and cultural trs that expressed America's expansionist impulse during the first half of the twentieth century, Emily S. Rosenberg shows how U.S. foreign relations evolved from a largely private system to an increasingly public one and how, soon, the American dream became global.

Admirals Of The New Steel Navy

Author: James C. Bradford
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
ISBN: 1612512593
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This collection of essays examines the lives of thirteen naval officers whose careers had lasting effects on the evolution of American naval traditions.

Defeating Japan

Author: Charles F. Brower
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137025220
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This book argues that American strategists in the Joint Chiefs of Staff were keenly aware of the inseparability of political and military aspects of strategy in the fight against Japan in World War II. They understood that war not only has political sources, it also has political purposes that establish the war's objectives and help to define the nature of the peace to follow. They understood that policy was the 'guiding intelligence' for war, in Clausewitzian terms, and that to attempt to approach strategic problems was nonsensical.

American Foreign Relations Since 1600

Author: Robert L. Beisner
Publisher: Abc-clio
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A thorough update of the standard bibliography of American foreign relations literature from colonial times to the present day.