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Dean Acheson

Government (11-Apr-1893 — 12-Oct-1971)


Dean Acheson. Present at the Creation: My Years in the State Department. New York: W. W. Norton. 1969. 798pp.

Robert L. Beisner. Dean Acheson: A Life in the Cold War. Oxford University Press. 2006. 800pp.

Douglas G. Brinkley. Dean Acheson: The Cold War Years, 1953-71. Yale University Press. 1992. 429pp.

Douglas G. Brinkley (editor). Dean Acheson and the Making of U. S. Foreign Policy. Palgrave Macmillan. 1993. 271pp.

James Chace. Acheson: The Secretary of State Who Created the American World. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster. 1998. 512pp.

John Lamberton Harper. American Visions of Europe: Franklin D. Roosevelt, George F. Kennan, and Dean G. Acheson. Cambridge University Press. 1994. 378pp.

Ronald L. McGlothlen. Controlling Waves: Dean Acheson and U.S. Foreign Policy in Asia. New York: W. W. Norton. 1993. 320pp.

David S. McLellan; David C. Acheson (editors). Among Friends: Personal Letters of Dean Acheson. New York: Dodd, Mead & Co.. 1980. 350pp.

David S. McLellan. Dean Acheson: The State Department Years. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company. 1976.

Gaddis Smith. Dean Acheson. New York: Cooper Square Publishers. 1972. 473pp.


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  7. Celebrity Register 2nd Issue (p.2)

  8. Random House Dictionary of World Biography (p.3)

  9. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.2)

  10. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.2)

  11. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.5)

  12. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.7)

  13. Webster's American Biographies (p.5)

  14. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.3)

  15. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.3)

  16. International Who's Who 1960 (p.5)

  17. Who's Who in Modern History, 1860-1980 (p.18)

  18. Biographical Dictionary of the Left (vol.1, p.206)

  19. The Biographical Dictionary of World War II (p.3)

  20. Biographical Directory of the United States Executive Branch, 1774-1971 (p.3)

  21. Legends in Their Own Time (p.2)

  22. A Dictionary of 20th Century World Biography (Oxford) (p.2)

  23. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.165)

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