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Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Foreign Aid
Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Foreign Aid
By Walt W. Rostow
University of Texas Press, 1985, 342 pp

The fifth in the author's series of monographs on "Ideas and Action" shows how a 1958 proposal by Senators John Sherman Cooper and John F. Kennedy for aid to India was the catalyst for acceptance by the Eisenhower Administration of the importance of extending development aid to Third World countries. The appendices include nearly 100 pages of contemporary documents. This book is an important contribution to the history of American foreign aid.