In This Review

The Fifteen Weeks
The Fifteen Weeks
By Joseph M. Jones
Viking, 1955, 296 pp.

According to Mr. Jones, the enunciation of the Truman Doctrine marks the moment at which the United States accepted world leadership. As an official of the State Department's Division of Public Affairs, he observed the process by which the United States responded to the problems created by the British decision to withdraw from Greece and Turkey. His book carries the story down to the first formulations of the Marshall Plan, giving special attention to the activities of various groups inside the State Department.