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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
  • A joint biography of John Foster Dulles and Allen Dulles, who led the United States into foreign adventures that decisively shaped today's world as the Cold War was at its peak
  • 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
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kinzer, Stephen
Dewey number
327.12730092/2
Index
index present
LC call number
E748.D868
LC item number
K56 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dulles, John Foster
  • Dulles, Allen
  • United States
  • Statesmen
  • Spies
  • Cabinet officers
  • United States
  • Intelligence service
Label
The brothers : John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and their secret world war, Stephen Kinzer
Instantiates
Publication
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
PART I: TWO BROTHERS. Unmentionable happenings ; The taint of my environment ; Dull, duller, Dulles ; That fella from Wall Street -- PART II: SIX MONSTERS. 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 -- PART III: ONE CENTURY. A face of God
Control code
ocn827256871
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
402 pages
Isbn
9781429953528
Lccn
2013007718
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40022924480
System control number
(Sirsi) 1569461
Label
The brothers : John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and their secret world war, Stephen Kinzer
Publication
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
PART I: TWO BROTHERS. Unmentionable happenings ; The taint of my environment ; Dull, duller, Dulles ; That fella from Wall Street -- PART II: SIX MONSTERS. 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 -- PART III: ONE CENTURY. A face of God
Control code
ocn827256871
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
402 pages
Isbn
9781429953528
Lccn
2013007718
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40022924480
System control number
(Sirsi) 1569461

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