Dean Acheson


Born
in Middletown, Connecticut, The United States
April 11, 1893

Died
October 12, 1971


Dean Gooderham Acheson was an American statesman and lawyer. As United States Secretary of State in the administration of President Harry S. Truman from 1949 to 1953, he played a central role in defining American foreign policy during the Cold War. Acheson helped design the Marshall Plan and played a central role in the development of the Truman Doctrine and creation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
In 1964, he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In 1970, he won the Pulitzer Prize for History for his memoirs of his tenure in the State Department, Present at the Creation: My Years in the State Department. The Modern Library placed the book at #47 on its top 100 non-fiction books of the 20th century.

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Present at the Creation: My...

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Morning and Noon

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A Democrat Looks at His Party

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The Korean War

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Power and Diplomacy

3.33 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 1958 — 2 editions
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Sketches from Life of Men I...

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Among Friends: Personal Let...

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The Struggle For A Free Europe

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1971
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Fragments of My Fleece

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Affection and Trust: The Pe...

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“Always remember that the future comes one day at a time.”
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“No people in history have ever survived, who thought they could protect their freedom by making themselves inoffensive to their enemies.”
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“Any nation which claims that this [North Atlantic] treaty is directed against it should be reminded of the Biblical admonition that 'The guilty flee when no man pursueth.”
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