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New York: MHQ, 1990. quarto, 112, profusely illus. (many in color), maps, lower board corners bumped Contains an article (pp. 80-83) by Michael Blow, on Winston Churchill in Cuba just before the Spanish-American War. Also contains articles on gunpowder, the photographer Alexander Gardner during the Civil War, American POW's during the Vietnam War, John Churchill the first duke of Marlborough, William J. Casey, and merchant seamen during World War II, among others.
Pleasantville, NY: Reader's Digest Association, 1969. Hardcover. 28 cm, 528 pages. Illustrations. Color maps. Chronology. Index. Cover has some wear and soiling, Some soiling and damage at bottom edge of most pages. DJ rear flap present. Contains articles and excerpts from numerous famous authors, including: Edward R. Murrow, S. L. A. Marshall, J. F. C. Fuller, Quentin Reynolds, Mitsuo Fuchida, Noel Barber, William Shirer, Samuel Eliot Morison, Russell Grenfell, William Dyess, Robert Leckie, Ernie Pyle, Kenneth Davis, Cornelius Ryan, John Toland, Trevor-Roper, Peter Maas, Hanson Baldwin, Fletcher Knebel.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1961. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. xiv,  206,  pages. Illustrations. Index. DJ scuffed, worn, torn, and soiled. Dean Gooderham Acheson ( April 11, 1893 – October 12, 1971) was an American statesman and lawyer. As United States Secretary of State in the administration of President Harry S. Truman from 1949 to 1953, he played a central role in defining American foreign policy during the Cold War. Acheson helped design the Marshall Plan and was a key player in the development of the Truman Doctrine and creation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Acheson's most famous decision was convincing President Truman to intervene in the Korean War in June 1950. He also persuaded Truman to dispatch aid and advisors to French forces in Indochina, though in 1968 he finally counseled President Lyndon B. Johnson to negotiate for peace with North Vietnam. During the Cuban Missile Crisis, President John F. Kennedy called upon Acheson for advice, bringing him into the executive committee (ExComm), a strategic advisory group. In the late 1940s Acheson came under heavy attack for his defense of State Department employees accused during the anti-gay Lavender and Red Scare investigations by Senator Joseph McCarthy and others, and over Truman's policy toward China. Acheson returned to his private law practice. Although his official governmental career was over, his influence was not. He was ignored by the Eisenhower administration but headed up Democratic Policy Groups in the late 1950s. Much of President John F. Kennedy's flexible response policies came from the position papers drawn up by this group.