Aftermath: The Makers of the Postwar World

Aftermath: The Makers of the Postwar World

By: Richard M. Crowder (author)Hardback

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In a decade, between 1940 and 1950, the old world order collapsed, and a new one was created. Old European empires - France, Germany and the United Kingdom - receded, replaced by two new superpowers - the Soviet Union and the United States. Beyond Europe, a swath of new countries was created: India, Communist China, Israel and the modern Arab states, Indonesia, the Koreas. But there were darker shadows too, cast by the onset of the Cold War: the failure to establish international controls on atomic energy, or the growth of the national security state and modern intelligence apparatus. This era also produced some of the most remarkable statesmen of modern times, including leaders such as Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin, Truman, de Gaulle, Nehru and Mao Tsetung; diplomats like George Marshall, Dean Acheson, Anthony Eden, Ernest Bevin and Robert Schuman; and international fixers, such as Averell Harriman, John Maynard Keynes, or Jean Monnet. Their stories form the core fabric of this book. Richard Crowder examines their shared ambition to rebuild the world, and launch a second age of globalization.

About Author

Richard Crowder is an independent writer and historian. He studied at Oxford, and at the Kennedy School of Government in Harvard University.


List of Illustrations Foreword by Sir Robert Cooper Preface Introduction 1. Getting Started 2. Doing the Job 3. Leaving the Shadows 4. Drawing up Account 5. Furling the Flags 6. A Sentimental Journey 7. Force to Break 8. The Half-Open Door 9. Slackened Sail 10. Early Stirrings 11. Something Brewing 12. Across the Harbour Bar 13. Impatient Dawn 14. The Giant's Strength 15. The Swaying Flag 16. Facing the Fight 17. The Grain of Salt Afterword: The Waste of Time Notes Dramatis Personae Select Bibliography Index

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  • ISBN13: 9781784531027
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9781784531027
  • weight: 616
  • ISBN10: 1784531022

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