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Henry Wallace, Harry Truman, and the Cold War
Henry Wallace, Harry Truman, and the Cold War
By Richard J. Walton
Viking, 1976, 356 pp

American leaders during the early years of the cold war sincerely believed that the imperatives of the confrontation with the Soviet Union required that dissent be rejected and discredited. Wallace was the most prominent and articulate dissenter. This study, based closely on Wallace's published diaries, is an impassioned and thought-provoking effort at rehabilitation.