By Douglas Brinkley
President Truman's Secretary of kingdom (1949-53), Dean Acheson was once an important determine within the shaping of the postwar global. In an astonishingly artistic and important tenure Acheson was once concerned to a point seldom discovered this present day in a massive variety of matters: from the construction of NATO to the Korean battle. the results of a huge commemorative convention, this quantity brings jointly ten unique diplomatic historians, commissioned to write down on a number of points of Acheson's profession, in response to basic archival examine.
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Acheson, Present at the Creation, 387-8; Foreign Office Record of Meeting at No 1 Carlton Gardens,10 May 1950, FO 800/517/US/50/19; UK Record, Fourth Bipartite Ministerial Meeting, London Conference, 10 May 1950, PREM 8/1204. See also Ambassador David Bruce telegram to Ambassador at Large Philip C. Jessup, 4 May 1950, and US delegation telegrams to Webb, 10 and 11 May 1950, FRUS, 19503:9601, 1024-31; and R. B. [Roderick Barclay, Bevin's Principal Private Secretary] note to Bevin, 10 May, 1950, FO 800/517/US/50/18.
S. Foreign Policy Influence in Europe, 1945-1949', in Western Security: The Formative Yean. European and Atlantic Defence, 1947-1953, ed. Olav Riste (New York, 1985) 60-91; Hogan, The Marshall Plan, 44-5; and Melvyn P. Leffier, 'The United States and the Strategic Dimensions of the Marshall Plan', Diplomatic History 12 (Summer 1988): 277-306. Michael Wala, 'Selling the Marshall Plan at Home: The Committee for the Marshall Plan to Aid European Recovery', Diplomatic History 10 (Summer 1986): 221-66.
Robert Donovan found his appearance to be such that 'he would have looked as much at home at 10 Downing Street as in Foggy Bottom, as appropriate to his heritage and inbred esteem for the British Empire and its stabilizing influence in the Nineteenth Century'. British historian H. C. Allen described Acheson as a statesman 'to whom British sympathies went out perhaps more than to any previous Secretary of State except John Hay'. 3 A. 0. Tittman of the Voters Alliance for Americans of German Ancestry offered a more negative view of Acheson's British connections when he spoke against the North Atlantic Treaty in May 1949 before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Dean Acheson and the Making of U.S. Foreign Policy by Douglas Brinkley