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Rebuilding Europe
Western Europe, America and Postwar Reconstruction

ISBN 9780582022447
Published November 16, 1992 by Routledge
286 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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