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From Roosevelt to Truman Potsdam, Hiroshima, and the Cold War

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ISBN-10: 0521728584

ISBN-13: 9780521728584

Edition: 2008

Authors: Wilson D. Miscamble

List price: $35.99
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On April 12, 1945, Franklin Roosevelt died and Harry Truman took his place in the White House. Historians have been arguing ever since about the implications of this transition for American foreign policy in general and relations with the Soviet Union in particular. Was there essential continuity in policy or did Truman's arrival in the Oval Office prompt a sharp reversal away from the approach of his illustrious predecessor? This study explores this controversial issue and in the process casts important light on the outbreak of the Cold War. From Roosevelt to Truman investigates Truman's foreign policy background and examines the legacy that FDR bequeathed to him. This work reveals that the real departure in American policy came only after the Truman administration had exhausted the legitimate possibilities of the Rooseveltian approach of collaboration with the Soviet Union.
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Book details

List price: $35.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/31/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

Preparation: the making of an (American) internationalist
Inheritance: Franklin Roosevelt's uncertain legacy
Initiation: tactical reversal, strategic continuity
Instruction: Truman's advisers and their conflicting advice
Negotiation: Truman and Byrnes at Potsdam
Intimidation: Hiroshima, the Japanese and the Soviets
Indecision: floundering between collaboration and confrontation
Transformation: Truman's foreign policy