1st Edition

Rebuilding Europe Western Europe, America and Postwar Reconstruction

By David W. Ellwood Copyright 1992
    286 Pages
    by Routledge

    286 Pages
    by Routledge

    With the end of the Cold War and the prospect of a federal Europe ever closer, this book is a timely reassessment of the processes by which western Europe was reborn out of the devastation and despair of 1945. Concentrating on the first postwar decade and making rich use of the latest research findings, David Ellwood gives a detailed account of the practicalities of reconstruction - how it was done, what it cost, who paid for it, and what those involved hoped for, expected and actually received.

    List of tables
    List of abbreviations
    Editorial foreword
    1. The lesson of last time
    2. The realities of survival 1945-47
    3. Managing to shift to peace
    4. The reinvention of American power
    5. The road to the Marshall Plan
    6. Interdependence and defence: the start of the Cold War
    7. The road to containment
    8. Interdependence and economics: the limits of reform
    9. Filling the dollar gap: the evolution of the Marshall Plan
    10. From Korea to recovery
    11. Hoping for prosperity
    12. Expecting growth
    Guide to further reading


    David W. Ellwood