Among Friends: Personal Letters of Dean Acheson

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Among Friends: Personal Letters of Dean Acheson

Edited by David S. McLellan and David C. Acheson
Dodd, Mead, 1980
350 pp. $17.95
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Acheson at his best: lighthearted but never foolish, unsparing of the incompetent but never vindictive. Three-quarters of the letters were written after 1953. They provide both entertainment and insight into important events, e.g., Acheson's reasons in March 1968 for advocating American disengagement from Vietnam.