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Title : Among Friends: Personal Letters of Dean Acheson
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ISBN : 9780396077213
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 350 Pages
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Among Friends: Personal Letters of Dean Acheson Reviews

  • Darla
    2019-01-18 11:02

    You will know a man by his letters. These are selected letters of Dean Acheson, Secretary of State, diplomat and adviser to four presidents, written from 1918 to 1971. Because these are outbound lettrs only, the editors have prefaced each missive to orient the reader to its significance in terms of the recipient and relation to personal or world events. Dean Acheson was indeed "Present at the Creation" if you know his biography of the same title, but this book gives you a personal insight into the man and friend that he was to so many. The range of people with whom he corresponded and the vast span of time sampled enriches this book. The book is filled with personal details and impressions (Nixon, JFK, LBJ) you wont find elsewhere. Recommended for 20th century cold war history buffs and anyone interested in the lost art of letter writing. I should warn you, however, that his bromance was with Truman under whom he formally served, and maintained a correspondence with throughout his life.