Affection and Trust

Affection and Trust

The Personal Correspondence of Harry S. Truman and Dean Acheson, 1953-1971

Book - 2010
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In this collection, published for the first time, we follow Harry S. Truman and Dean Acheson, two giants of the post-World War II period, as they move from an official relationship to one of candor, humor, and personal expression. In these letters, spanning the years from when both were newly out of office until Acheson's death at age 78, we find them sharing the often surprising opinions, ideas, and feelings that the strictures of their offices had previously kept them from revealing. They felt a powerful need to keep in touch as they viewed with dismay what they considered to be the Eisenhower administration's fumbling of foreign affairs and the impact of Joseph McCarthy. After Kennedy won in 1960, they discussed Acheson's reluctant involvement in the Cuban missile crisis and the Allied position in Berlin.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307593542
Characteristics: xv, 343 p. : ill. ; 25 cm


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