With deft portraits of many world figures, Dean Acheson analyzes the processes of policy making, the necessity for decision, and the role of power and initiative in matters of state.Acheson (1893–1971) was not only present at the creation of the postwar world, he was one of its chief architects. He joined the Department of State in 1941 as Assistant Secretary of State for Economic Affairs and, with brief intermissions, was continuously involved until 1953, when he left office as Secretary of State at the end of the Truman years.
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A memoir of Mr. Acheson's subordinate service from 1941 to 1947 and of his five years as Secretary of State.Nov 02 2011 | Read Full Review of Present at the Creation: My Y...
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