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Picking Up the Reins: America, Britain and the Postwar World
 
 
Author
Norman Moss.
Publisher Overlook/BOMC  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.25 x 6.2 x 0.75 inches
ISBN 9781590201022
Pages/Publication Date 228/2008
Daedalus Item Code 12968
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After the devastation of World War II and the realization that the damage to Europe was irreparable, the balance of world power shifted across the Atlantic from Europe to the United States. Historian and journalist Norman Moss follows up his Nineteen Weeks with this second look at the relationship of Britain and America as the United States took on something approximating the imperial role that Britain had previously held.

"Moss's nutshell version of the creation of the postwar world includes all the major events and cites all the crucial players.... Moss offers a close-up view of the ravaged British economy, the war weariness of the people and the initial reluctance, then resignation, with which Britain, loath to think itself so weak, passed the baton to the Americans. Against the backdrop of the nascent Cold War, through the Marshall Plan and NATO and out of motives both humanitarian and self-interested, America inserted itself into European affairs with characteristic enthusiasm and cultural insensitivity. Moss adroitly conveys the mixture of relief, resentment, awe and dismay that this shift engendered, noting that while U.S. military, cultural and economic dominance abides, the mantle of global leadership still rests uneasily on American shoulders."Publishers Weekly

 
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