Henry L. Stimson: The First Wise Man

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Oktober 2000



The twentieth century witnessed the rise of the United States as the preeminent player on the world stage. While many individuals were responsible for the American ascension, few have left a larger legacy in the arena of foreign policy than Henry L. Stims


Chapter 1 Preparation of a Policymaker Chapter 2 Taft, Roosevelt, and the Progressive Stimson Chapter 3 The White Man's Burden Chapter 4 Spears of Straw amd Swords of Ice Chapter 5 The Only Deadly Sin is Cynicism Chapter 6 Architect of Victory Chapter 7 Conclusion: Elder Statesman


David F. Schmitz holds the Robert Allen Skotheim Chair of History at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington.


Written with verve, filled with insights into the man and his times, David Schmitz's biography of Henry L. Stimson provides a marvelous window on American foreign policy in the first half of this century-the crucial era that defined the nation's role to this day. The book demonstrates why fine political history is indispensable to our understanding. -- Lloyd Gardner, Rutgers University An impressive and quite comprehensive short biography of one of the most significant American statemen of the first half of the twentieth century. Davaid Schmitz's thoughtful exploration of Henry L. Stimson's public life sheds much light on the exercise of American power-or lack thereof-from the war with Spain through the Second World War. -- Wilson D. Miscambe, C.S.C., University of Notre Dame A smart book about a wise man. Carefully researched and well written, it is both a scholarly contribution to the history of twentieth-century American diplomacy and an excellent choice for college courses. -- Martin Sherwin, Tufts University, author of A World Destroyed: Hiroshima and Its Legacies
EAN: 9780842026321
ISBN: 0842026320
Untertitel: 'Biographies in American Foreig'. New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2000
Seitenanzahl: 222 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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