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The Colonel: The Life and Wars of Henry Stimson, 1867-1950

Hodgson, Godfrey

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ISBN 10: 0394574419 / ISBN 13: 9780394574417
Published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1990
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402, illus., footnotes, index. The biography of a seminal figure in American public life, whose active career spanned the years from Theodore Roosevelt through the early Cold War. Stimson was an intimate friend of Theodore Roosevelt's, and was the crucial figure linking Roosevelt's imperialist expansionism to the world of Truman, Eisenhower, and Kennedy. Bookseller Inventory # 50510

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Title: The Colonel: The Life and Wars of Henry ...

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York

Publication Date: 1990

Book Condition: very good, very good

Edition: First Edition. First? Printing.

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Traces the life of the American statesman who served as Secretary of State in the 1920s and as Secretary of War during World War II

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Henry L. Stimson was secretary of war under Taft, governor-general of the Philippines under Coolidge, secretary of state under Hoover and secretary of war again under FDR. The atom bombs were built and dropped under Stimson's supervision and authority. Born two years after Lincoln's assassination, he was brought up in the code of the Victorian gentleman, unashamedly elitist and dead certain that American world leadership was essential. He was also the living link between the foreign policies of 19th-century U.S. imperialism and the Cold War era. In his last act in public life, in 1947, he proposed the internationalization of nuclear technology in the hope that the Soviet Union could be persuaded not to start an arms race. The public figure as well as the private man are richly delineated in this elegant, learned biography, which offers deep insight into the process by which the U.S. emerged from the periphery of world events to the center of global power. Hodgson is the author of All Things to All Men. Photos .
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