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The Price of Power: America Since 1945 Herbert Agar

The Price of Power: America Since 1945

Herbert Agar

Published August 15th 1957
ISBN : 9780226009377
Paperback
210 pages
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Once the sword of power has been drawn, it can never again be sheathed. That is the lesson the United States has been learning ever since she emerged from World War II as one of the great world powers. This central issue dominates Herbert AgarsMoreOnce the sword of power has been drawn, it can never again be sheathed. That is the lesson the United States has been learning ever since she emerged from World War II as one of the great world powers. This central issue dominates Herbert Agars exciting narrative history of the first twelve years of American world responsibility. He reviews the events and crises that have marked postwar history—the Yalta and Potsdam conferences, the Berlin airlift, the Eightieth Congress and Trumans election, the Hiss case, the collapse of Nationalist China, the McCarthy hearings, the atom and hydrogen bombs, McCarthys retirement, and Eisenhowers first election. In the great tradition of journalism and history, Mr. Agar has based his writings on close observation of recent world events and on his acquaintance with the people who have participated in them. He presents a vigorous and brilliant interpretation of the difficult years of Americas coming of age in the field of international politics and diplomacy and a candid evaluation of the price America must pay as the worlds most powerful nation.