Thomas Meaney: Truman’s Plan, 6 December 2018
Show More The Accidental President: Harry S. Truman and the Four Months that Changed the World by A.J. Baime.
Doubleday, 431 pp., £20, February 2018, 978 0 85752 366 2Show More
The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold War by Benn Steil.
Oxford, 606 pp., £25, March 2018, 978 0 19 875791 7Show More
“... a way that convinced its partners that what was best for America was also best for the world. As Benn Steil recounts in his refreshingly heterodox new history, the plan was an outgrowth of the 1947 Moscow conference, where discussions between the US Secretary of State, George Marshall, and Stalin and Molotov broke down over the future of Germany. Stalin ...”