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John Foster Dulles And The Diplomacy Of The Cold War
John Foster Dulles And The Diplomacy Of The Cold War
Edited by Richard H. Immerman
Princeton University Press, 1990, 297 pp
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Here are original essays by accomplished historians depicting John Foster Dulles as more complicated and calculating-though not necessarily farsighted-than the image propagated by an earlier generation of writers. He was masterful in achieving short-term objectives. His penchant for simplistic slogans was more a conscious public relations device than a reflection of the way his mind worked.