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The Eden-Eisenhower correspondence, 1955-1957 /
edited by Peter G. Boyle.
imprint
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2005.
description
230 p.
ISBN
0807829358 (cloth : alk. paper)
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imprint
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2005.
isbn
0807829358 (cloth : alk. paper)
catalogue key
5366442
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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This volume collects all the correspondence (much of it newly declassified) between Prime Minister Anthony Eden of Britain and U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower during their concurrent time as heads of state. It gives significant details about intelligence operations and offers particular insight into the Suez Crisis of 1956.
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"By shedding valuable new light on key diplomatic watersheds, Peter Boyle's The Eden-Eisenhower Correspondence is obligatory reading for serious students and scholars of international history of the turbulent 1950s. An essential addition to any research library, specialists in history, political science, and political psychology will want to purchase this extraordinary volume for their personal collections. (Richard H. Immerman, Director of the Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy, Temple University)"
"By shedding valuable new light on key diplomatic watersheds, Peter Boyle's The Eden-Eisenhower Correspondence is obligatory reading for serious students and scholars of international history of the turbulent 1950s. An essential addition to any research library, specialists in history, political science, and political psychology will want to purchase this extraordinary volume for their personal collections." _ Richard H. Immerman, Director of the Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy, Temple University
"By shedding valuable new light on key diplomatic watersheds, Peter Boyle's The Eden-Eisenhower Correspondence is obligatory reading for serious students and scholars of international history of the turbulent 1950s. An essential addition to any research library, specialists in history, political science, and political psychology will want to purchase this extraordinary volume for their personal collections." -- Richard H. Immerman, Director of the Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy, Temple University
"Tell[s] us a good deal about the two protagonists and about the relationship at the top between the United States and Britain. . . . The contextual and biographical material gives the reader an excellent, synthetic overview of both the international politics and the historiography of the period and the two leaders." -- Journal of Cold War Studies
"Tell[s] us a good deal about the two protagonists and about the relationship at the top between the United States and Britain. . . . The contextual and biographical material gives the reader an excellent, synthetic overview of both the international politics and the historiography of the period and the two leaders." --Journal of Cold War Studies
"Tell[s] us a good deal about the two protagonists and about the relationship at the top between the United States and Britain. . . . The contextual and biographical material gives the reader an excellent, synthetic overview of both the international politics and the historiography of the period and the two leaders." '¬ĒJournal of Cold War Studies
"Tell[s] us a good deal about the two protagonists and about the relationship at the top between the United States and Britain. . . . The contextual and biographical material gives the reader an excellent, synthetic overview of both the international politics and the historiography of the period and the two leaders." ¬óJournal of Cold War Studies
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Summaries
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The personal correspondence between President Eisenhower and Prime Minister Eden during the time they were simultaneously in office tells of a relationship that began with promise but ended in division. Issues that influenced the Anglo-American relationship are covered.
Long Description
The personal correspondence between President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Prime Minister Anthony Eden during the time they were simultaneously in office tells the dramatic story of a relationship that began with great promise but ended in division and estrangement. Many of the letters have only recently been declassified, making it possible for the first time to publish this unique historic collection in its entirety. Peter G. Boyle's introduction, annotations, and conclusion provide context for the letters--details about the personalities and careers of Eden and Eisenhower and major issues that influenced the Anglo-American relationship up to 1955, such as relations with the Soviet Union, nuclear concerns, colonialism, the Middle and Far East, economic issues, and intelligence matters. The letters themselves offer an intimate look into the special connection between Britain and the United States through the often eloquent words of their leaders. They offer particular insight into the Suez Crisis of 1956, when Eden's and Eisenhower's views greatly diverged over the use of force to resolve the situation. Their personal relationship cooled from that point on and ended with Eden's resignation in January 1957.
Table of Contents
From Eden's accession to the outbreak of the Suez crisis, April 1955 - July 1956p. 79
The Suez crisis and Eden's resignation, July 1956 - January 1957p. 149
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