Jean Monnet: The First Statesman of Interdependence

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Recounts the diplomatic maneuvers of one of the principal architects of France's post-Second World War economic recovery and of the drive for European unity, detailing how Monnet used his diplomatic influence to galvanize the bureaucracies of the Continent.

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In this sweeping biography, Francois Duchene explores Monnet's complex personality, from his birth in Cognac through his eventful political and personal lives. First a merchant in the countryside of France, from 1919 to 1923 Monnet was Deputy General of the League of Nations. During the Second World War, he was a member of the Washington-based British Supply Council; in 1947, he drafted the Monnet Plan, calling for the modernization of French industry and agriculture. This led to France's participation in the Marshall Plan, and later, in Monnet's drafting of the Schuman Plan, establishing the European Coal and Steel Community, of which Monnet was the first president. In the 1950s, Monnet organized the Action Committee for a United States of Europe, which supported development of the European Common Market. He remained active in the movement towards unification throughout his long life.

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Douglas G. Brinkley is the director of the Theodore Roosevelt Center for American Civilization and Professor of History at Tulane University. He authored two "New York Times" Best Sellers: "Tour of Duty: John Kerry and the Vietnam War" and "Voices of Valor: D-Day; June 6, 1944." He is the official historian for "NBC News." Dr. Brinkley is contributing editor for the "Los Angeles Times Book Review" and "American Heritage" and a contributor to the "New York Times"and "The New Yorker."
Clifford Hackett is Executive Director of the American Council for Jean Monnet Studies. He served ten years in the foreign service and spent more than 13 years working on Capitol Hill where he became interested in the European Community.
George W. Ball is one of America's foremost experts on US-European affairs. He served as Under Secretary of State in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. He is an international lawyer.

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