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The Resource The brothers : John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and their secret world war, Stephen Kinzer

The brothers : John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and their secret world war, Stephen Kinzer

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The brothers : John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and their secret world war
Title
The brothers
Title remainder
John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and their secret world war
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Kinzer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
During the 1950s, when the Cold War was at its peak, two immensely powerful brothers led the United States into a series of foreign adventures whose effects are still shaking the world. John Foster Dulles was secretary of state while his brother, Allen Dulles, was director of the Central Intelligence Agency. In this book, Stephen Kinzer uses the framework of biography to ask: Why does the United States behave as it does in the world? The Brothers explores hidden forces that shape the national psyche, from religious piety to Western movies about noble gunmen who clean up lawless towns by killing bad guys. This is how the Dulles brothers saw themselves, and how many Americans still see their country's role in the world. The Dulles brothers launched violent campaigns against foreign leaders they saw as threats to the United States. These campaigns helped push countries from Guatemala to the Congo into long spirals of violence, led the United States into the Vietnam War, and laid the foundation for decades of hostility between the United States and countries from Cuba to Iran.--From publisher description
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kinzer, Stephen
Dewey number
327.12730092/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E748.D868
LC item number
K56 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dulles, John Foster
  • Dulles, Allen
  • United States
  • Statesmen
  • Spies
  • Cabinet officers
  • Intelligence service
Label
The brothers : John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and their secret world war, Stephen Kinzer
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 368-382) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Unmentionable happenings -- The taint of my environment -- Dull, duller, Dulles -- That fella from Wall Street -- A Whirling dervish with a college education -- The most forthright pro-communist -- A matchless interplay of ruthlessness and guile -- The self-intoxicated president -- The tall, goateed radical -- The bearded strongman -- A face of God
Control code
000396188
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First St. Martin's Griffin edition.
Extent
402 pages, 8 pages of plates
Isbn
9781250053121
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000396188
  • (OCoLC)865158226
Label
The brothers : John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and their secret world war, Stephen Kinzer
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 368-382) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Unmentionable happenings -- The taint of my environment -- Dull, duller, Dulles -- That fella from Wall Street -- A Whirling dervish with a college education -- The most forthright pro-communist -- A matchless interplay of ruthlessness and guile -- The self-intoxicated president -- The tall, goateed radical -- The bearded strongman -- A face of God
Control code
000396188
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First St. Martin's Griffin edition.
Extent
402 pages, 8 pages of plates
Isbn
9781250053121
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000396188
  • (OCoLC)865158226

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