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Harry S. Truman and the War Scare of 1948, Kofsky, Frank
Author Name:    Kofsky, Frank

Title:   Harry S. Truman and the War Scare of 1948

Binding:   Hardcover

Book Condition:   Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket

Edition:   Likely Book Club

Publisher:   New York St. Martin's Press 1993

ISBN Number:   0312094825 / 9780312094829

Inscription:   Signed by Author

Seller ID:   002729

DJ has some edgewear and minor chipping along top. Signed and inscribed by the author.

ix + 420 pp, Appendices, Notes, Selected Bibliography, Index. The author "reveals how during the first half of 1948, Truman and the two most important members of his cabinet, Marshall and Forrestal, systematically deceived Congress and the public into thinking that the USSR was about to launch World War II with an invasion of Western Europe. As Professor Kofsky demonstrates, however, virtually every intelligence report coming into Washington-from military and civilian sources alike-asserted the exact opposite: that the Soviets were far too exhausted from battling the Nazis even to think about undertaking such an attack. . . Kofsky shows that Truman and his associates were willing to lie to the country in order to push through their foreign policy program, inaugurate a huge military buildup, and bail out the near-bankrupt aircraft industry."; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall; Signed by Author

Non-fiction History United States Foreign Relations Soviet Union Aircraft Industry Military Cold War United States History



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