Search - List of Books by Dean Acheson

"I learned from the example of my father that the manner in which one endures what must be endured is more important than the thing that must be endured." -- Dean Acheson
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 played a central role 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 over Truman's policy toward China, and for Acheson's defense of State Department employees (such as Alger Hiss) accused during the anti-Communist Red Scare investigations of Senator Joseph McCarthy and others.

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Total Books: 20
Affection and Trust The Personal Correspondence of Harry S Truman and Dean Acheson 1953-1971
Affection and Trust The Personal Correspondence of Harry S Truman and Dean Acheson 1953-1971
Present at the Creation My Years in the State Department
Present at the Creation My Years in the State Department
1987 - Present at the Creation My Years in the State Department (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780393304121
ISBN-10: 0393304124
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction
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Grapes from Thorns
1972 - Grapes From Thorns (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780393331073
ISBN-10: 0393331075
Genre: Nonfiction
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The Korean War
1971 - The Korean War (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780393099782
ISBN-10: 0393099784
Genre: History
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Fragments of My Fleece
1971 - Fragments of My Fleece (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780393331097
ISBN-10: 0393331091
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Grapes from thorns
Grapes From Thorns (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780393052541
ISBN-10: 0393052540
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Fragments of my fleece
Fragments of My Fleece (Other)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780393086447
ISBN-10: 0393086445
Genres: History, Travel
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The struggle for a free Europe
The Struggle for a Free Europe (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780393099836
ISBN-10: 0393099830
Genres: History, Nonfiction
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Morning and Noon
Morning and Noon (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780395073247
ISBN-10: 0395073243
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Among friends Personal letters of Dean Acheson
Among Friends Personal Letters of Dean Acheson (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780396077213
ISBN-10: 0396077218
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The Pattern of Responsibility [Library of Early American Business and Industry, 54] (Hardcover)
Sketches from Life of Men I Have Known
Sketches From Life of Men I Have Known (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780837171722
ISBN-10: 0837171725
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Official conversations and meetings of Dean Acheson 1949-1953
Official Conversations and Meetings of Dean Acheson 1949-1953 [Presidential documents series] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780890933541
ISBN-10: 0890933545
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