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As I Saw it: The Memoirs of an American Secretary of State

As I Saw it: The Memoirs of an American Secretary of State
Dean Rusk

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Table of Contents

  • Part 1 The early years: the Rusks of Cherokee County;
  • an Atlanta boyhood;
  • the "Poor Man's Princeton";
  • a southern Yank at Oxford;
  • Mills College. Part 2 World War II and postwar years: World War II in the China-Burma-India theatre;
  • War's end - the Abe Lincoln brigade;
  • United Nations affairs;
  • crisis in the Far East - the Korean war;
  • "The Best Job in America". Part 3 The Kennedy years: the first hundred days;
  • showdown over Berlin;
  • the Cuban missile crisis;
  • nuclear strategy, arms control and the test ban;
  • managing the alliance;
  • Africa and the Congo;
  • China policy;
  • death of a president. Part 4 The Johnson years: LBJ takes over;
  • arms control under Johnson;
  • building a better East-West relationship;
  • crisis in the Dominican Republic;
  • the six-day war;
  • the "Pueblo" affair;
  • the Third World and foreign aid;
  • the United Nations. Part 5 Vietnam: roots of the American commitment, America goes to war;
  • the frustrations of negotiations;
  • Tet, policy review, Paris peace talks;
  • a Vietnam retrospective. Part 6 Making foreign policy: advising the president;
  • administering Foggy Bottom;
  • congressional relations;
  • intelligence and counterintelligence;
  • press relations and the media;
  • civil rights, human rights, and U.S. foreign policy. Part 7 The Georgia years: return to Georgia;
  • final thoughts - developments in Eastern Europe.

Bibliographic Info

Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.

ISBN: 9781850432388
Publication Date: 31 Dec 1991
Number of Pages: 672
Height: 234
Width: 156

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