The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold War

The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold War

The award-winning author of Battle of Bretton Woods reveals the gripping history behind the Marshall Plan?told with verve, insight, and particular resonance for today. In the wake of World War II, with Britain?s empire collapsing and Stalin on the rise, US officials under new secretary of state George C. Marshall set out with a plan to reconstruct Western Europe as a bulwar The award-winning author of Battle of Bretton Woods reveals the gripping history behind the Marshall Plan?told ...

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Title:The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold War
Author:Benn Steil
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Genres:History
ISBN:1501102370
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:624 pages pages

The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold War Reviews

  • Lisa
    Apr 18, 2018

    At a time when the President of the United States disparages the European Union and NATO, it is important to remember the role the Atlantic Alliance has played since the end of World War II. President Trump can tweet and criticize these institutions all he wants, but you skirt their im...

    This is a stirring account of the after-war years during which the Marshall Plan (also known as the European Recovery Plan) was implemented. It is very impressive, outlining the efforts and dedication of the different personalities and countries who were motivated to put this economic ...

    A 600 page exhaustive history of the Marshall plan and the beginning of the cold war. This was a period when the history of Europe was set for a generation: the establishment of NATO, a European common market, the division and re-industrialization of Germany, the descent of the iron cu...

    It's a shame that this book doesn't really know what it is. Although nominally about the Marshall Plan, it only spends 35 pages detailing how it was implemented. Most of the book is about the wider struggle over post-World War II Europe, involving everything from the division of German...

    Not just a clear summary of the development and implementation of the Marshall Plan, but also a useful drawing out of the early stages of the Cold War. Steil understands and communicates the details of negotiations and more complex economic arguments to not overwhelm the general reader...

    The Marshall Plan by Benn Steil The Marshall Plan is an extremely well documented and extensively researched examination of how the plan changed the world in the late 1940?s, 50?s and even today. After World War II our European allies were on the verge of economic collapse. Thos...

    Steil uses his skills explaining economic policy (the Bretton Woods book was excellent) and a wave of newly available documents from eastern Europe to position the Marshall plan as early Cold War policy. At 400 pages, the details are rich and illustrative, and allow for full discussion...

    I just noticed this new history of the Marshall Plan and jumped in to read it. Books on the Marshall Plan are not normally page turners - I am still stuck in working through Michael Hogan?s history of the plan. Perhaps the allure is the chance to read about a capably crafted and some...

    This 600-page book covers one of the most important eras in history: from the end of World War II in Europe to our present conflicts with Russia. As we all learned in high school ? the Marshall Plan helped rebuild Europe and the creation of NATO eventually led to the collapse of the ...

    ?The most unsordid act in history? is how Churchill famously described the Marshall Plan (recycling a phrase he?d originally applied to the Lend-Lease Bill) and there?s no denying that in offering financial assistance to war-ravaged Europe, the United States was moved in part b...

    I have a professor said a good book is not determined by how much you enjoyed the book but what you learned from the book. He does not read fun books or guilty pleasures, or even just well written entertaining books but the books he recommends are usually well written and entertaining ...

    Thank you to the publishers for providing an ARC of this book through NetGalley. Really dry, really detailed and seriously in need of a timeline. This felt less about the Marshall Plan, which did have major importance for Europe in the aftermath of the world war, and more about the ...

    This is a well written and researched work on the post World War II era. What did the US do and why did they do it. The author not only covers the Marshall Plan but the birth of NATO and the European Union. These developments have led to the containment of Russia as a US foreign policy...

    Revitalizing Postwar Europe in 3 1/2 years at half the cost of aid to Iraq and Afghanistan Given the economic prosperity of Europe in the post World War II decades, it is easy to lose sight of the profound dissension and vigorous debate that arose in the immediate aftermath of the d...

    President George Washington bid his countrymen to steer clear of foreign entanglements, especially with Europe, whose interests were remote from the United States. After World War II, President Harry Truman took seriously Washington?s warning against foreign alliances, but he was con...

    Europe was in a dire situation after WW2 - industrial machinery and housing had been destroyed, and European countries did not have export markets or sufficient foreign exchange reserves to be able to trade with one another. And the role of Germany was under debate. Much begins with...

    Nowadays we are inclined to view the Marshall Plan as a purely charitable rescue and relief effort to help rebuild Western Europe from the ravages of World War II, a sort of large scale United Way effort financed by the US for purely altruistic reasons. In this comprehensive 2018 an...

    The Marshall Plan The author of this fascinating book uses clear, concise prose, packed with details (at times dull details), and shows a wide grasp of history on both the micro and macro levels. New research is used well to provide the Russian (Soviet) perspective on many events. A...

    As much as I enjoy reading about WWII (there's no other subject that commands more of my modest library), the immediate aftermath of the war and the implementation of The Marshall Plan was one thing about which I knew too little. Four hundred pages and several economic dissertations la...

    ?The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold War,? by Benn Steil (Simon and Schuster, 2018). Steil, director of international economics at the Council on Foreign Relations, presents what is to me a different and very powerful analysis of the origins and results of the Marshall Plan. He des...

    With many of our institutions, the bricks and mortar of the postwar order, crumbling under the ?America First? administration of Donald Trump, namely, NATO, the European Union, and the World Trade Organization, readers may find it instructive to learn the origins of the American in...

    What a well-written, meticulously-researched book! If you ever had any questions about the Marshall Plan, this book will answer them and more. Even though the Marshall Plan was only in effect for a handful of years, the author went the distance and provided an insane amount of informat...

    I decided to read this book because when I was younger I loved American History and this book is so well written that I am happy I did read it. This book deals mainly with The Marshall Plan that was put into effect during the time when Russia was trying to encroach on the British Empir...

    Given President Trump's antagonistic approach to NATO and his apparent desire to buddy up to Putin and Russia, along with Brexit and other disgruntled EU members, this book is timely in explaining how it all got started almost 70 years ago. The book was published in 2018, but the narra...

    I received a free Kindle copy of  The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold Warby Benn Steil courtesy of Net Galley and Simon and Shuster, the publisher. It was with the understanding that I would post a review to Net Galley, Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and my nonfiction book revi...

    Given the time of year (it is weeding season ) reading this in paper was not productive, so I had to switch to Audible Audio. Growing up mention of the Marshall Plan always was a source of pride in our nation (USA) for me, but I really did not learn much beyond a paragraph about it in ...

    If you do not like technical and very refined historical details, then this book is not for you. Otherwise, this is another masterpiece by Benn Steil about a subject, individual, and moment in history that we all take for granted based on popular assumptions. He dives into the granular...

    History provides context for today. This book is illustrative of that fact. The passing of time and the fading memory of how strong isolationism once was in the US makes it easy to forget the role that America played in building the Europe of today. Steil?s book shows how the Marshal...

    The amount of research, data, and information is staggering. The content is of supreme importance especially now, but reading this was more of a chore than a lesson. I'm probably just immature in my tastes for books, but I feel like the best non-fiction, especially in history, crea...

    Everything I ever wanted to know about the Marshall Plan plus about 200 extra pages of info I didn't know there was to know about the Marshall Plan. I'm giving it five stars because it's an excellently researched and very well written book about one of my favorite periods of American h...

  • Frank Stein
    Apr 10, 2018

    At a time when the President of the United States disparages the European Union and NATO, it is important to remember the role the Atlantic Alliance has played since the end of World War II. President Trump can tweet and criticize these institutions all he wants, but you skirt their im...

    This is a stirring account of the after-war years during which the Marshall Plan (also known as the European Recovery Plan) was implemented. It is very impressive, outlining the efforts and dedication of the different personalities and countries who were motivated to put this economic ...

    A 600 page exhaustive history of the Marshall plan and the beginning of the cold war. This was a period when the history of Europe was set for a generation: the establishment of NATO, a European common market, the division and re-industrialization of Germany, the descent of the iron cu...

    It's a shame that this book doesn't really know what it is. Although nominally about the Marshall Plan, it only spends 35 pages detailing how it was implemented. Most of the book is about the wider struggle over post-World War II Europe, involving everything from the division of German...

  • Mikey B.
    Sep 18, 2018

    At a time when the President of the United States disparages the European Union and NATO, it is important to remember the role the Atlantic Alliance has played since the end of World War II. President Trump can tweet and criticize these institutions all he wants, but you skirt their im...

    This is a stirring account of the after-war years during which the Marshall Plan (also known as the European Recovery Plan) was implemented. It is very impressive, outlining the efforts and dedication of the different personalities and countries who were motivated to put this economic ...

  • John Frazier
    Apr 26, 2018

    At a time when the President of the United States disparages the European Union and NATO, it is important to remember the role the Atlantic Alliance has played since the end of World War II. President Trump can tweet and criticize these institutions all he wants, but you skirt their im...

    This is a stirring account of the after-war years during which the Marshall Plan (also known as the European Recovery Plan) was implemented. It is very impressive, outlining the efforts and dedication of the different personalities and countries who were motivated to put this economic ...

    A 600 page exhaustive history of the Marshall plan and the beginning of the cold war. This was a period when the history of Europe was set for a generation: the establishment of NATO, a European common market, the division and re-industrialization of Germany, the descent of the iron cu...

    It's a shame that this book doesn't really know what it is. Although nominally about the Marshall Plan, it only spends 35 pages detailing how it was implemented. Most of the book is about the wider struggle over post-World War II Europe, involving everything from the division of German...

    Not just a clear summary of the development and implementation of the Marshall Plan, but also a useful drawing out of the early stages of the Cold War. Steil understands and communicates the details of negotiations and more complex economic arguments to not overwhelm the general reader...

    The Marshall Plan by Benn Steil The Marshall Plan is an extremely well documented and extensively researched examination of how the plan changed the world in the late 1940?s, 50?s and even today. After World War II our European allies were on the verge of economic collapse. Thos...

    Steil uses his skills explaining economic policy (the Bretton Woods book was excellent) and a wave of newly available documents from eastern Europe to position the Marshall plan as early Cold War policy. At 400 pages, the details are rich and illustrative, and allow for full discussion...

    I just noticed this new history of the Marshall Plan and jumped in to read it. Books on the Marshall Plan are not normally page turners - I am still stuck in working through Michael Hogan?s history of the plan. Perhaps the allure is the chance to read about a capably crafted and some...

    This 600-page book covers one of the most important eras in history: from the end of World War II in Europe to our present conflicts with Russia. As we all learned in high school ? the Marshall Plan helped rebuild Europe and the creation of NATO eventually led to the collapse of the ...

    ?The most unsordid act in history? is how Churchill famously described the Marshall Plan (recycling a phrase he?d originally applied to the Lend-Lease Bill) and there?s no denying that in offering financial assistance to war-ravaged Europe, the United States was moved in part b...

    I have a professor said a good book is not determined by how much you enjoyed the book but what you learned from the book. He does not read fun books or guilty pleasures, or even just well written entertaining books but the books he recommends are usually well written and entertaining ...

    Thank you to the publishers for providing an ARC of this book through NetGalley. Really dry, really detailed and seriously in need of a timeline. This felt less about the Marshall Plan, which did have major importance for Europe in the aftermath of the world war, and more about the ...

    This is a well written and researched work on the post World War II era. What did the US do and why did they do it. The author not only covers the Marshall Plan but the birth of NATO and the European Union. These developments have led to the containment of Russia as a US foreign policy...

    Revitalizing Postwar Europe in 3 1/2 years at half the cost of aid to Iraq and Afghanistan Given the economic prosperity of Europe in the post World War II decades, it is easy to lose sight of the profound dissension and vigorous debate that arose in the immediate aftermath of the d...

    President George Washington bid his countrymen to steer clear of foreign entanglements, especially with Europe, whose interests were remote from the United States. After World War II, President Harry Truman took seriously Washington?s warning against foreign alliances, but he was con...

    Europe was in a dire situation after WW2 - industrial machinery and housing had been destroyed, and European countries did not have export markets or sufficient foreign exchange reserves to be able to trade with one another. And the role of Germany was under debate. Much begins with...

    Nowadays we are inclined to view the Marshall Plan as a purely charitable rescue and relief effort to help rebuild Western Europe from the ravages of World War II, a sort of large scale United Way effort financed by the US for purely altruistic reasons. In this comprehensive 2018 an...

    The Marshall Plan The author of this fascinating book uses clear, concise prose, packed with details (at times dull details), and shows a wide grasp of history on both the micro and macro levels. New research is used well to provide the Russian (Soviet) perspective on many events. A...

    As much as I enjoy reading about WWII (there's no other subject that commands more of my modest library), the immediate aftermath of the war and the implementation of The Marshall Plan was one thing about which I knew too little. Four hundred pages and several economic dissertations la...

  • Hadrian
    Jun 23, 2018

    At a time when the President of the United States disparages the European Union and NATO, it is important to remember the role the Atlantic Alliance has played since the end of World War II. President Trump can tweet and criticize these institutions all he wants, but you skirt their im...

    This is a stirring account of the after-war years during which the Marshall Plan (also known as the European Recovery Plan) was implemented. It is very impressive, outlining the efforts and dedication of the different personalities and countries who were motivated to put this economic ...

    A 600 page exhaustive history of the Marshall plan and the beginning of the cold war. This was a period when the history of Europe was set for a generation: the establishment of NATO, a European common market, the division and re-industrialization of Germany, the descent of the iron cu...

    It's a shame that this book doesn't really know what it is. Although nominally about the Marshall Plan, it only spends 35 pages detailing how it was implemented. Most of the book is about the wider struggle over post-World War II Europe, involving everything from the division of German...

    Not just a clear summary of the development and implementation of the Marshall Plan, but also a useful drawing out of the early stages of the Cold War. Steil understands and communicates the details of negotiations and more complex economic arguments to not overwhelm the general reader...

  • Donna Herrick
    May 17, 2018

    At a time when the President of the United States disparages the European Union and NATO, it is important to remember the role the Atlantic Alliance has played since the end of World War II. President Trump can tweet and criticize these institutions all he wants, but you skirt their im...

    This is a stirring account of the after-war years during which the Marshall Plan (also known as the European Recovery Plan) was implemented. It is very impressive, outlining the efforts and dedication of the different personalities and countries who were motivated to put this economic ...

    A 600 page exhaustive history of the Marshall plan and the beginning of the cold war. This was a period when the history of Europe was set for a generation: the establishment of NATO, a European common market, the division and re-industrialization of Germany, the descent of the iron cu...

    It's a shame that this book doesn't really know what it is. Although nominally about the Marshall Plan, it only spends 35 pages detailing how it was implemented. Most of the book is about the wider struggle over post-World War II Europe, involving everything from the division of German...

    Not just a clear summary of the development and implementation of the Marshall Plan, but also a useful drawing out of the early stages of the Cold War. Steil understands and communicates the details of negotiations and more complex economic arguments to not overwhelm the general reader...

    The Marshall Plan by Benn Steil The Marshall Plan is an extremely well documented and extensively researched examination of how the plan changed the world in the late 1940?s, 50?s and even today. After World War II our European allies were on the verge of economic collapse. Thos...

    Steil uses his skills explaining economic policy (the Bretton Woods book was excellent) and a wave of newly available documents from eastern Europe to position the Marshall plan as early Cold War policy. At 400 pages, the details are rich and illustrative, and allow for full discussion...

    I just noticed this new history of the Marshall Plan and jumped in to read it. Books on the Marshall Plan are not normally page turners - I am still stuck in working through Michael Hogan?s history of the plan. Perhaps the allure is the chance to read about a capably crafted and some...

    This 600-page book covers one of the most important eras in history: from the end of World War II in Europe to our present conflicts with Russia. As we all learned in high school ? the Marshall Plan helped rebuild Europe and the creation of NATO eventually led to the collapse of the ...

    ?The most unsordid act in history? is how Churchill famously described the Marshall Plan (recycling a phrase he?d originally applied to the Lend-Lease Bill) and there?s no denying that in offering financial assistance to war-ravaged Europe, the United States was moved in part b...

    I have a professor said a good book is not determined by how much you enjoyed the book but what you learned from the book. He does not read fun books or guilty pleasures, or even just well written entertaining books but the books he recommends are usually well written and entertaining ...

    Thank you to the publishers for providing an ARC of this book through NetGalley. Really dry, really detailed and seriously in need of a timeline. This felt less about the Marshall Plan, which did have major importance for Europe in the aftermath of the world war, and more about the ...

    This is a well written and researched work on the post World War II era. What did the US do and why did they do it. The author not only covers the Marshall Plan but the birth of NATO and the European Union. These developments have led to the containment of Russia as a US foreign policy...

    Revitalizing Postwar Europe in 3 1/2 years at half the cost of aid to Iraq and Afghanistan Given the economic prosperity of Europe in the post World War II decades, it is easy to lose sight of the profound dissension and vigorous debate that arose in the immediate aftermath of the d...

    President George Washington bid his countrymen to steer clear of foreign entanglements, especially with Europe, whose interests were remote from the United States. After World War II, President Harry Truman took seriously Washington?s warning against foreign alliances, but he was con...

    Europe was in a dire situation after WW2 - industrial machinery and housing had been destroyed, and European countries did not have export markets or sufficient foreign exchange reserves to be able to trade with one another. And the role of Germany was under debate. Much begins with...

    Nowadays we are inclined to view the Marshall Plan as a purely charitable rescue and relief effort to help rebuild Western Europe from the ravages of World War II, a sort of large scale United Way effort financed by the US for purely altruistic reasons. In this comprehensive 2018 an...

    The Marshall Plan The author of this fascinating book uses clear, concise prose, packed with details (at times dull details), and shows a wide grasp of history on both the micro and macro levels. New research is used well to provide the Russian (Soviet) perspective on many events. A...

    As much as I enjoy reading about WWII (there's no other subject that commands more of my modest library), the immediate aftermath of the war and the implementation of The Marshall Plan was one thing about which I knew too little. Four hundred pages and several economic dissertations la...

    ?The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold War,? by Benn Steil (Simon and Schuster, 2018). Steil, director of international economics at the Council on Foreign Relations, presents what is to me a different and very powerful analysis of the origins and results of the Marshall Plan. He des...

    With many of our institutions, the bricks and mortar of the postwar order, crumbling under the ?America First? administration of Donald Trump, namely, NATO, the European Union, and the World Trade Organization, readers may find it instructive to learn the origins of the American in...

    What a well-written, meticulously-researched book! If you ever had any questions about the Marshall Plan, this book will answer them and more. Even though the Marshall Plan was only in effect for a handful of years, the author went the distance and provided an insane amount of informat...

    I decided to read this book because when I was younger I loved American History and this book is so well written that I am happy I did read it. This book deals mainly with The Marshall Plan that was put into effect during the time when Russia was trying to encroach on the British Empir...

    Given President Trump's antagonistic approach to NATO and his apparent desire to buddy up to Putin and Russia, along with Brexit and other disgruntled EU members, this book is timely in explaining how it all got started almost 70 years ago. The book was published in 2018, but the narra...

    I received a free Kindle copy of  The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold Warby Benn Steil courtesy of Net Galley and Simon and Shuster, the publisher. It was with the understanding that I would post a review to Net Galley, Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and my nonfiction book revi...

    Given the time of year (it is weeding season ) reading this in paper was not productive, so I had to switch to Audible Audio. Growing up mention of the Marshall Plan always was a source of pride in our nation (USA) for me, but I really did not learn much beyond a paragraph about it in ...

  • Margaret Sankey
    Oct 07, 2017

    At a time when the President of the United States disparages the European Union and NATO, it is important to remember the role the Atlantic Alliance has played since the end of World War II. President Trump can tweet and criticize these institutions all he wants, but you skirt their im...

    This is a stirring account of the after-war years during which the Marshall Plan (also known as the European Recovery Plan) was implemented. It is very impressive, outlining the efforts and dedication of the different personalities and countries who were motivated to put this economic ...

    A 600 page exhaustive history of the Marshall plan and the beginning of the cold war. This was a period when the history of Europe was set for a generation: the establishment of NATO, a European common market, the division and re-industrialization of Germany, the descent of the iron cu...

    It's a shame that this book doesn't really know what it is. Although nominally about the Marshall Plan, it only spends 35 pages detailing how it was implemented. Most of the book is about the wider struggle over post-World War II Europe, involving everything from the division of German...

    Not just a clear summary of the development and implementation of the Marshall Plan, but also a useful drawing out of the early stages of the Cold War. Steil understands and communicates the details of negotiations and more complex economic arguments to not overwhelm the general reader...

    The Marshall Plan by Benn Steil The Marshall Plan is an extremely well documented and extensively researched examination of how the plan changed the world in the late 1940?s, 50?s and even today. After World War II our European allies were on the verge of economic collapse. Thos...

    Steil uses his skills explaining economic policy (the Bretton Woods book was excellent) and a wave of newly available documents from eastern Europe to position the Marshall plan as early Cold War policy. At 400 pages, the details are rich and illustrative, and allow for full discussion...

  • Adam
    Apr 27, 2018

    At a time when the President of the United States disparages the European Union and NATO, it is important to remember the role the Atlantic Alliance has played since the end of World War II. President Trump can tweet and criticize these institutions all he wants, but you skirt their im...

    This is a stirring account of the after-war years during which the Marshall Plan (also known as the European Recovery Plan) was implemented. It is very impressive, outlining the efforts and dedication of the different personalities and countries who were motivated to put this economic ...

    A 600 page exhaustive history of the Marshall plan and the beginning of the cold war. This was a period when the history of Europe was set for a generation: the establishment of NATO, a European common market, the division and re-industrialization of Germany, the descent of the iron cu...

  • Ron
    Nov 04, 2017

    At a time when the President of the United States disparages the European Union and NATO, it is important to remember the role the Atlantic Alliance has played since the end of World War II. President Trump can tweet and criticize these institutions all he wants, but you skirt their im...

    This is a stirring account of the after-war years during which the Marshall Plan (also known as the European Recovery Plan) was implemented. It is very impressive, outlining the efforts and dedication of the different personalities and countries who were motivated to put this economic ...

    A 600 page exhaustive history of the Marshall plan and the beginning of the cold war. This was a period when the history of Europe was set for a generation: the establishment of NATO, a European common market, the division and re-industrialization of Germany, the descent of the iron cu...

    It's a shame that this book doesn't really know what it is. Although nominally about the Marshall Plan, it only spends 35 pages detailing how it was implemented. Most of the book is about the wider struggle over post-World War II Europe, involving everything from the division of German...

    Not just a clear summary of the development and implementation of the Marshall Plan, but also a useful drawing out of the early stages of the Cold War. Steil understands and communicates the details of negotiations and more complex economic arguments to not overwhelm the general reader...

    The Marshall Plan by Benn Steil The Marshall Plan is an extremely well documented and extensively researched examination of how the plan changed the world in the late 1940?s, 50?s and even today. After World War II our European allies were on the verge of economic collapse. Thos...

  • Doug
    Mar 25, 2018

    At a time when the President of the United States disparages the European Union and NATO, it is important to remember the role the Atlantic Alliance has played since the end of World War II. President Trump can tweet and criticize these institutions all he wants, but you skirt their im...

    This is a stirring account of the after-war years during which the Marshall Plan (also known as the European Recovery Plan) was implemented. It is very impressive, outlining the efforts and dedication of the different personalities and countries who were motivated to put this economic ...

    A 600 page exhaustive history of the Marshall plan and the beginning of the cold war. This was a period when the history of Europe was set for a generation: the establishment of NATO, a European common market, the division and re-industrialization of Germany, the descent of the iron cu...

    It's a shame that this book doesn't really know what it is. Although nominally about the Marshall Plan, it only spends 35 pages detailing how it was implemented. Most of the book is about the wider struggle over post-World War II Europe, involving everything from the division of German...

    Not just a clear summary of the development and implementation of the Marshall Plan, but also a useful drawing out of the early stages of the Cold War. Steil understands and communicates the details of negotiations and more complex economic arguments to not overwhelm the general reader...

    The Marshall Plan by Benn Steil The Marshall Plan is an extremely well documented and extensively researched examination of how the plan changed the world in the late 1940?s, 50?s and even today. After World War II our European allies were on the verge of economic collapse. Thos...

    Steil uses his skills explaining economic policy (the Bretton Woods book was excellent) and a wave of newly available documents from eastern Europe to position the Marshall plan as early Cold War policy. At 400 pages, the details are rich and illustrative, and allow for full discussion...

    I just noticed this new history of the Marshall Plan and jumped in to read it. Books on the Marshall Plan are not normally page turners - I am still stuck in working through Michael Hogan?s history of the plan. Perhaps the allure is the chance to read about a capably crafted and some...

    This 600-page book covers one of the most important eras in history: from the end of World War II in Europe to our present conflicts with Russia. As we all learned in high school ? the Marshall Plan helped rebuild Europe and the creation of NATO eventually led to the collapse of the ...

    ?The most unsordid act in history? is how Churchill famously described the Marshall Plan (recycling a phrase he?d originally applied to the Lend-Lease Bill) and there?s no denying that in offering financial assistance to war-ravaged Europe, the United States was moved in part b...

    I have a professor said a good book is not determined by how much you enjoyed the book but what you learned from the book. He does not read fun books or guilty pleasures, or even just well written entertaining books but the books he recommends are usually well written and entertaining ...

    Thank you to the publishers for providing an ARC of this book through NetGalley. Really dry, really detailed and seriously in need of a timeline. This felt less about the Marshall Plan, which did have major importance for Europe in the aftermath of the world war, and more about the ...

    This is a well written and researched work on the post World War II era. What did the US do and why did they do it. The author not only covers the Marshall Plan but the birth of NATO and the European Union. These developments have led to the containment of Russia as a US foreign policy...

  • Kevin Y
    Aug 09, 2018

    At a time when the President of the United States disparages the European Union and NATO, it is important to remember the role the Atlantic Alliance has played since the end of World War II. President Trump can tweet and criticize these institutions all he wants, but you skirt their im...

    This is a stirring account of the after-war years during which the Marshall Plan (also known as the European Recovery Plan) was implemented. It is very impressive, outlining the efforts and dedication of the different personalities and countries who were motivated to put this economic ...

    A 600 page exhaustive history of the Marshall plan and the beginning of the cold war. This was a period when the history of Europe was set for a generation: the establishment of NATO, a European common market, the division and re-industrialization of Germany, the descent of the iron cu...

    It's a shame that this book doesn't really know what it is. Although nominally about the Marshall Plan, it only spends 35 pages detailing how it was implemented. Most of the book is about the wider struggle over post-World War II Europe, involving everything from the division of German...

    Not just a clear summary of the development and implementation of the Marshall Plan, but also a useful drawing out of the early stages of the Cold War. Steil understands and communicates the details of negotiations and more complex economic arguments to not overwhelm the general reader...

    The Marshall Plan by Benn Steil The Marshall Plan is an extremely well documented and extensively researched examination of how the plan changed the world in the late 1940?s, 50?s and even today. After World War II our European allies were on the verge of economic collapse. Thos...

    Steil uses his skills explaining economic policy (the Bretton Woods book was excellent) and a wave of newly available documents from eastern Europe to position the Marshall plan as early Cold War policy. At 400 pages, the details are rich and illustrative, and allow for full discussion...

    I just noticed this new history of the Marshall Plan and jumped in to read it. Books on the Marshall Plan are not normally page turners - I am still stuck in working through Michael Hogan?s history of the plan. Perhaps the allure is the chance to read about a capably crafted and some...

    This 600-page book covers one of the most important eras in history: from the end of World War II in Europe to our present conflicts with Russia. As we all learned in high school ? the Marshall Plan helped rebuild Europe and the creation of NATO eventually led to the collapse of the ...

    ?The most unsordid act in history? is how Churchill famously described the Marshall Plan (recycling a phrase he?d originally applied to the Lend-Lease Bill) and there?s no denying that in offering financial assistance to war-ravaged Europe, the United States was moved in part b...

    I have a professor said a good book is not determined by how much you enjoyed the book but what you learned from the book. He does not read fun books or guilty pleasures, or even just well written entertaining books but the books he recommends are usually well written and entertaining ...

    Thank you to the publishers for providing an ARC of this book through NetGalley. Really dry, really detailed and seriously in need of a timeline. This felt less about the Marshall Plan, which did have major importance for Europe in the aftermath of the world war, and more about the ...

    This is a well written and researched work on the post World War II era. What did the US do and why did they do it. The author not only covers the Marshall Plan but the birth of NATO and the European Union. These developments have led to the containment of Russia as a US foreign policy...

    Revitalizing Postwar Europe in 3 1/2 years at half the cost of aid to Iraq and Afghanistan Given the economic prosperity of Europe in the post World War II decades, it is easy to lose sight of the profound dissension and vigorous debate that arose in the immediate aftermath of the d...

    President George Washington bid his countrymen to steer clear of foreign entanglements, especially with Europe, whose interests were remote from the United States. After World War II, President Harry Truman took seriously Washington?s warning against foreign alliances, but he was con...

    Europe was in a dire situation after WW2 - industrial machinery and housing had been destroyed, and European countries did not have export markets or sufficient foreign exchange reserves to be able to trade with one another. And the role of Germany was under debate. Much begins with...

    Nowadays we are inclined to view the Marshall Plan as a purely charitable rescue and relief effort to help rebuild Western Europe from the ravages of World War II, a sort of large scale United Way effort financed by the US for purely altruistic reasons. In this comprehensive 2018 an...

    The Marshall Plan The author of this fascinating book uses clear, concise prose, packed with details (at times dull details), and shows a wide grasp of history on both the micro and macro levels. New research is used well to provide the Russian (Soviet) perspective on many events. A...

    As much as I enjoy reading about WWII (there's no other subject that commands more of my modest library), the immediate aftermath of the war and the implementation of The Marshall Plan was one thing about which I knew too little. Four hundred pages and several economic dissertations la...

    ?The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold War,? by Benn Steil (Simon and Schuster, 2018). Steil, director of international economics at the Council on Foreign Relations, presents what is to me a different and very powerful analysis of the origins and results of the Marshall Plan. He des...

    With many of our institutions, the bricks and mortar of the postwar order, crumbling under the ?America First? administration of Donald Trump, namely, NATO, the European Union, and the World Trade Organization, readers may find it instructive to learn the origins of the American in...

    What a well-written, meticulously-researched book! If you ever had any questions about the Marshall Plan, this book will answer them and more. Even though the Marshall Plan was only in effect for a handful of years, the author went the distance and provided an insane amount of informat...

    I decided to read this book because when I was younger I loved American History and this book is so well written that I am happy I did read it. This book deals mainly with The Marshall Plan that was put into effect during the time when Russia was trying to encroach on the British Empir...

    Given President Trump's antagonistic approach to NATO and his apparent desire to buddy up to Putin and Russia, along with Brexit and other disgruntled EU members, this book is timely in explaining how it all got started almost 70 years ago. The book was published in 2018, but the narra...

    I received a free Kindle copy of  The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold Warby Benn Steil courtesy of Net Galley and Simon and Shuster, the publisher. It was with the understanding that I would post a review to Net Galley, Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and my nonfiction book revi...

    Given the time of year (it is weeding season ) reading this in paper was not productive, so I had to switch to Audible Audio. Growing up mention of the Marshall Plan always was a source of pride in our nation (USA) for me, but I really did not learn much beyond a paragraph about it in ...

    If you do not like technical and very refined historical details, then this book is not for you. Otherwise, this is another masterpiece by Benn Steil about a subject, individual, and moment in history that we all take for granted based on popular assumptions. He dives into the granular...

  • Casey Wheeler
    Feb 17, 2018

    At a time when the President of the United States disparages the European Union and NATO, it is important to remember the role the Atlantic Alliance has played since the end of World War II. President Trump can tweet and criticize these institutions all he wants, but you skirt their im...

    This is a stirring account of the after-war years during which the Marshall Plan (also known as the European Recovery Plan) was implemented. It is very impressive, outlining the efforts and dedication of the different personalities and countries who were motivated to put this economic ...

    A 600 page exhaustive history of the Marshall plan and the beginning of the cold war. This was a period when the history of Europe was set for a generation: the establishment of NATO, a European common market, the division and re-industrialization of Germany, the descent of the iron cu...

    It's a shame that this book doesn't really know what it is. Although nominally about the Marshall Plan, it only spends 35 pages detailing how it was implemented. Most of the book is about the wider struggle over post-World War II Europe, involving everything from the division of German...

    Not just a clear summary of the development and implementation of the Marshall Plan, but also a useful drawing out of the early stages of the Cold War. Steil understands and communicates the details of negotiations and more complex economic arguments to not overwhelm the general reader...

    The Marshall Plan by Benn Steil The Marshall Plan is an extremely well documented and extensively researched examination of how the plan changed the world in the late 1940?s, 50?s and even today. After World War II our European allies were on the verge of economic collapse. Thos...

    Steil uses his skills explaining economic policy (the Bretton Woods book was excellent) and a wave of newly available documents from eastern Europe to position the Marshall plan as early Cold War policy. At 400 pages, the details are rich and illustrative, and allow for full discussion...

    I just noticed this new history of the Marshall Plan and jumped in to read it. Books on the Marshall Plan are not normally page turners - I am still stuck in working through Michael Hogan?s history of the plan. Perhaps the allure is the chance to read about a capably crafted and some...

    This 600-page book covers one of the most important eras in history: from the end of World War II in Europe to our present conflicts with Russia. As we all learned in high school ? the Marshall Plan helped rebuild Europe and the creation of NATO eventually led to the collapse of the ...

    ?The most unsordid act in history? is how Churchill famously described the Marshall Plan (recycling a phrase he?d originally applied to the Lend-Lease Bill) and there?s no denying that in offering financial assistance to war-ravaged Europe, the United States was moved in part b...

    I have a professor said a good book is not determined by how much you enjoyed the book but what you learned from the book. He does not read fun books or guilty pleasures, or even just well written entertaining books but the books he recommends are usually well written and entertaining ...

    Thank you to the publishers for providing an ARC of this book through NetGalley. Really dry, really detailed and seriously in need of a timeline. This felt less about the Marshall Plan, which did have major importance for Europe in the aftermath of the world war, and more about the ...

    This is a well written and researched work on the post World War II era. What did the US do and why did they do it. The author not only covers the Marshall Plan but the birth of NATO and the European Union. These developments have led to the containment of Russia as a US foreign policy...

    Revitalizing Postwar Europe in 3 1/2 years at half the cost of aid to Iraq and Afghanistan Given the economic prosperity of Europe in the post World War II decades, it is easy to lose sight of the profound dissension and vigorous debate that arose in the immediate aftermath of the d...

    President George Washington bid his countrymen to steer clear of foreign entanglements, especially with Europe, whose interests were remote from the United States. After World War II, President Harry Truman took seriously Washington?s warning against foreign alliances, but he was con...

    Europe was in a dire situation after WW2 - industrial machinery and housing had been destroyed, and European countries did not have export markets or sufficient foreign exchange reserves to be able to trade with one another. And the role of Germany was under debate. Much begins with...

    Nowadays we are inclined to view the Marshall Plan as a purely charitable rescue and relief effort to help rebuild Western Europe from the ravages of World War II, a sort of large scale United Way effort financed by the US for purely altruistic reasons. In this comprehensive 2018 an...

    The Marshall Plan The author of this fascinating book uses clear, concise prose, packed with details (at times dull details), and shows a wide grasp of history on both the micro and macro levels. New research is used well to provide the Russian (Soviet) perspective on many events. A...

    As much as I enjoy reading about WWII (there's no other subject that commands more of my modest library), the immediate aftermath of the war and the implementation of The Marshall Plan was one thing about which I knew too little. Four hundred pages and several economic dissertations la...

    ?The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold War,? by Benn Steil (Simon and Schuster, 2018). Steil, director of international economics at the Council on Foreign Relations, presents what is to me a different and very powerful analysis of the origins and results of the Marshall Plan. He des...

    With many of our institutions, the bricks and mortar of the postwar order, crumbling under the ?America First? administration of Donald Trump, namely, NATO, the European Union, and the World Trade Organization, readers may find it instructive to learn the origins of the American in...

    What a well-written, meticulously-researched book! If you ever had any questions about the Marshall Plan, this book will answer them and more. Even though the Marshall Plan was only in effect for a handful of years, the author went the distance and provided an insane amount of informat...

    I decided to read this book because when I was younger I loved American History and this book is so well written that I am happy I did read it. This book deals mainly with The Marshall Plan that was put into effect during the time when Russia was trying to encroach on the British Empir...

    Given President Trump's antagonistic approach to NATO and his apparent desire to buddy up to Putin and Russia, along with Brexit and other disgruntled EU members, this book is timely in explaining how it all got started almost 70 years ago. The book was published in 2018, but the narra...

    I received a free Kindle copy of  The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold Warby Benn Steil courtesy of Net Galley and Simon and Shuster, the publisher. It was with the understanding that I would post a review to Net Galley, Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and my nonfiction book revi...

  • Terri Wangard
    Dec 29, 2017

    At a time when the President of the United States disparages the European Union and NATO, it is important to remember the role the Atlantic Alliance has played since the end of World War II. President Trump can tweet and criticize these institutions all he wants, but you skirt their im...

    This is a stirring account of the after-war years during which the Marshall Plan (also known as the European Recovery Plan) was implemented. It is very impressive, outlining the efforts and dedication of the different personalities and countries who were motivated to put this economic ...

    A 600 page exhaustive history of the Marshall plan and the beginning of the cold war. This was a period when the history of Europe was set for a generation: the establishment of NATO, a European common market, the division and re-industrialization of Germany, the descent of the iron cu...

    It's a shame that this book doesn't really know what it is. Although nominally about the Marshall Plan, it only spends 35 pages detailing how it was implemented. Most of the book is about the wider struggle over post-World War II Europe, involving everything from the division of German...

    Not just a clear summary of the development and implementation of the Marshall Plan, but also a useful drawing out of the early stages of the Cold War. Steil understands and communicates the details of negotiations and more complex economic arguments to not overwhelm the general reader...

    The Marshall Plan by Benn Steil The Marshall Plan is an extremely well documented and extensively researched examination of how the plan changed the world in the late 1940?s, 50?s and even today. After World War II our European allies were on the verge of economic collapse. Thos...

    Steil uses his skills explaining economic policy (the Bretton Woods book was excellent) and a wave of newly available documents from eastern Europe to position the Marshall plan as early Cold War policy. At 400 pages, the details are rich and illustrative, and allow for full discussion...

    I just noticed this new history of the Marshall Plan and jumped in to read it. Books on the Marshall Plan are not normally page turners - I am still stuck in working through Michael Hogan?s history of the plan. Perhaps the allure is the chance to read about a capably crafted and some...

    This 600-page book covers one of the most important eras in history: from the end of World War II in Europe to our present conflicts with Russia. As we all learned in high school ? the Marshall Plan helped rebuild Europe and the creation of NATO eventually led to the collapse of the ...

    ?The most unsordid act in history? is how Churchill famously described the Marshall Plan (recycling a phrase he?d originally applied to the Lend-Lease Bill) and there?s no denying that in offering financial assistance to war-ravaged Europe, the United States was moved in part b...

    I have a professor said a good book is not determined by how much you enjoyed the book but what you learned from the book. He does not read fun books or guilty pleasures, or even just well written entertaining books but the books he recommends are usually well written and entertaining ...

    Thank you to the publishers for providing an ARC of this book through NetGalley. Really dry, really detailed and seriously in need of a timeline. This felt less about the Marshall Plan, which did have major importance for Europe in the aftermath of the world war, and more about the ...

    This is a well written and researched work on the post World War II era. What did the US do and why did they do it. The author not only covers the Marshall Plan but the birth of NATO and the European Union. These developments have led to the containment of Russia as a US foreign policy...

    Revitalizing Postwar Europe in 3 1/2 years at half the cost of aid to Iraq and Afghanistan Given the economic prosperity of Europe in the post World War II decades, it is easy to lose sight of the profound dissension and vigorous debate that arose in the immediate aftermath of the d...

    President George Washington bid his countrymen to steer clear of foreign entanglements, especially with Europe, whose interests were remote from the United States. After World War II, President Harry Truman took seriously Washington?s warning against foreign alliances, but he was con...

  • E.
    May 20, 2018

    At a time when the President of the United States disparages the European Union and NATO, it is important to remember the role the Atlantic Alliance has played since the end of World War II. President Trump can tweet and criticize these institutions all he wants, but you skirt their im...

    This is a stirring account of the after-war years during which the Marshall Plan (also known as the European Recovery Plan) was implemented. It is very impressive, outlining the efforts and dedication of the different personalities and countries who were motivated to put this economic ...

    A 600 page exhaustive history of the Marshall plan and the beginning of the cold war. This was a period when the history of Europe was set for a generation: the establishment of NATO, a European common market, the division and re-industrialization of Germany, the descent of the iron cu...

    It's a shame that this book doesn't really know what it is. Although nominally about the Marshall Plan, it only spends 35 pages detailing how it was implemented. Most of the book is about the wider struggle over post-World War II Europe, involving everything from the division of German...

    Not just a clear summary of the development and implementation of the Marshall Plan, but also a useful drawing out of the early stages of the Cold War. Steil understands and communicates the details of negotiations and more complex economic arguments to not overwhelm the general reader...

    The Marshall Plan by Benn Steil The Marshall Plan is an extremely well documented and extensively researched examination of how the plan changed the world in the late 1940?s, 50?s and even today. After World War II our European allies were on the verge of economic collapse. Thos...

    Steil uses his skills explaining economic policy (the Bretton Woods book was excellent) and a wave of newly available documents from eastern Europe to position the Marshall plan as early Cold War policy. At 400 pages, the details are rich and illustrative, and allow for full discussion...

    I just noticed this new history of the Marshall Plan and jumped in to read it. Books on the Marshall Plan are not normally page turners - I am still stuck in working through Michael Hogan?s history of the plan. Perhaps the allure is the chance to read about a capably crafted and some...

    This 600-page book covers one of the most important eras in history: from the end of World War II in Europe to our present conflicts with Russia. As we all learned in high school ? the Marshall Plan helped rebuild Europe and the creation of NATO eventually led to the collapse of the ...

    ?The most unsordid act in history? is how Churchill famously described the Marshall Plan (recycling a phrase he?d originally applied to the Lend-Lease Bill) and there?s no denying that in offering financial assistance to war-ravaged Europe, the United States was moved in part b...

    I have a professor said a good book is not determined by how much you enjoyed the book but what you learned from the book. He does not read fun books or guilty pleasures, or even just well written entertaining books but the books he recommends are usually well written and entertaining ...

    Thank you to the publishers for providing an ARC of this book through NetGalley. Really dry, really detailed and seriously in need of a timeline. This felt less about the Marshall Plan, which did have major importance for Europe in the aftermath of the world war, and more about the ...

    This is a well written and researched work on the post World War II era. What did the US do and why did they do it. The author not only covers the Marshall Plan but the birth of NATO and the European Union. These developments have led to the containment of Russia as a US foreign policy...

    Revitalizing Postwar Europe in 3 1/2 years at half the cost of aid to Iraq and Afghanistan Given the economic prosperity of Europe in the post World War II decades, it is easy to lose sight of the profound dissension and vigorous debate that arose in the immediate aftermath of the d...

    President George Washington bid his countrymen to steer clear of foreign entanglements, especially with Europe, whose interests were remote from the United States. After World War II, President Harry Truman took seriously Washington?s warning against foreign alliances, but he was con...

    Europe was in a dire situation after WW2 - industrial machinery and housing had been destroyed, and European countries did not have export markets or sufficient foreign exchange reserves to be able to trade with one another. And the role of Germany was under debate. Much begins with...

    Nowadays we are inclined to view the Marshall Plan as a purely charitable rescue and relief effort to help rebuild Western Europe from the ravages of World War II, a sort of large scale United Way effort financed by the US for purely altruistic reasons. In this comprehensive 2018 an...

    The Marshall Plan The author of this fascinating book uses clear, concise prose, packed with details (at times dull details), and shows a wide grasp of history on both the micro and macro levels. New research is used well to provide the Russian (Soviet) perspective on many events. A...

    As much as I enjoy reading about WWII (there's no other subject that commands more of my modest library), the immediate aftermath of the war and the implementation of The Marshall Plan was one thing about which I knew too little. Four hundred pages and several economic dissertations la...

    ?The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold War,? by Benn Steil (Simon and Schuster, 2018). Steil, director of international economics at the Council on Foreign Relations, presents what is to me a different and very powerful analysis of the origins and results of the Marshall Plan. He des...

    With many of our institutions, the bricks and mortar of the postwar order, crumbling under the ?America First? administration of Donald Trump, namely, NATO, the European Union, and the World Trade Organization, readers may find it instructive to learn the origins of the American in...

    What a well-written, meticulously-researched book! If you ever had any questions about the Marshall Plan, this book will answer them and more. Even though the Marshall Plan was only in effect for a handful of years, the author went the distance and provided an insane amount of informat...

  • Nicholas
    Aug 25, 2018

    At a time when the President of the United States disparages the European Union and NATO, it is important to remember the role the Atlantic Alliance has played since the end of World War II. President Trump can tweet and criticize these institutions all he wants, but you skirt their im...

    This is a stirring account of the after-war years during which the Marshall Plan (also known as the European Recovery Plan) was implemented. It is very impressive, outlining the efforts and dedication of the different personalities and countries who were motivated to put this economic ...

    A 600 page exhaustive history of the Marshall plan and the beginning of the cold war. This was a period when the history of Europe was set for a generation: the establishment of NATO, a European common market, the division and re-industrialization of Germany, the descent of the iron cu...

    It's a shame that this book doesn't really know what it is. Although nominally about the Marshall Plan, it only spends 35 pages detailing how it was implemented. Most of the book is about the wider struggle over post-World War II Europe, involving everything from the division of German...

    Not just a clear summary of the development and implementation of the Marshall Plan, but also a useful drawing out of the early stages of the Cold War. Steil understands and communicates the details of negotiations and more complex economic arguments to not overwhelm the general reader...

    The Marshall Plan by Benn Steil The Marshall Plan is an extremely well documented and extensively researched examination of how the plan changed the world in the late 1940?s, 50?s and even today. After World War II our European allies were on the verge of economic collapse. Thos...

    Steil uses his skills explaining economic policy (the Bretton Woods book was excellent) and a wave of newly available documents from eastern Europe to position the Marshall plan as early Cold War policy. At 400 pages, the details are rich and illustrative, and allow for full discussion...

    I just noticed this new history of the Marshall Plan and jumped in to read it. Books on the Marshall Plan are not normally page turners - I am still stuck in working through Michael Hogan?s history of the plan. Perhaps the allure is the chance to read about a capably crafted and some...

    This 600-page book covers one of the most important eras in history: from the end of World War II in Europe to our present conflicts with Russia. As we all learned in high school ? the Marshall Plan helped rebuild Europe and the creation of NATO eventually led to the collapse of the ...

    ?The most unsordid act in history? is how Churchill famously described the Marshall Plan (recycling a phrase he?d originally applied to the Lend-Lease Bill) and there?s no denying that in offering financial assistance to war-ravaged Europe, the United States was moved in part b...

    I have a professor said a good book is not determined by how much you enjoyed the book but what you learned from the book. He does not read fun books or guilty pleasures, or even just well written entertaining books but the books he recommends are usually well written and entertaining ...

    Thank you to the publishers for providing an ARC of this book through NetGalley. Really dry, really detailed and seriously in need of a timeline. This felt less about the Marshall Plan, which did have major importance for Europe in the aftermath of the world war, and more about the ...

    This is a well written and researched work on the post World War II era. What did the US do and why did they do it. The author not only covers the Marshall Plan but the birth of NATO and the European Union. These developments have led to the containment of Russia as a US foreign policy...

    Revitalizing Postwar Europe in 3 1/2 years at half the cost of aid to Iraq and Afghanistan Given the economic prosperity of Europe in the post World War II decades, it is easy to lose sight of the profound dissension and vigorous debate that arose in the immediate aftermath of the d...

    President George Washington bid his countrymen to steer clear of foreign entanglements, especially with Europe, whose interests were remote from the United States. After World War II, President Harry Truman took seriously Washington?s warning against foreign alliances, but he was con...

    Europe was in a dire situation after WW2 - industrial machinery and housing had been destroyed, and European countries did not have export markets or sufficient foreign exchange reserves to be able to trade with one another. And the role of Germany was under debate. Much begins with...

    Nowadays we are inclined to view the Marshall Plan as a purely charitable rescue and relief effort to help rebuild Western Europe from the ravages of World War II, a sort of large scale United Way effort financed by the US for purely altruistic reasons. In this comprehensive 2018 an...

    The Marshall Plan The author of this fascinating book uses clear, concise prose, packed with details (at times dull details), and shows a wide grasp of history on both the micro and macro levels. New research is used well to provide the Russian (Soviet) perspective on many events. A...

    As much as I enjoy reading about WWII (there's no other subject that commands more of my modest library), the immediate aftermath of the war and the implementation of The Marshall Plan was one thing about which I knew too little. Four hundred pages and several economic dissertations la...

    ?The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold War,? by Benn Steil (Simon and Schuster, 2018). Steil, director of international economics at the Council on Foreign Relations, presents what is to me a different and very powerful analysis of the origins and results of the Marshall Plan. He des...

    With many of our institutions, the bricks and mortar of the postwar order, crumbling under the ?America First? administration of Donald Trump, namely, NATO, the European Union, and the World Trade Organization, readers may find it instructive to learn the origins of the American in...

    What a well-written, meticulously-researched book! If you ever had any questions about the Marshall Plan, this book will answer them and more. Even though the Marshall Plan was only in effect for a handful of years, the author went the distance and provided an insane amount of informat...

    I decided to read this book because when I was younger I loved American History and this book is so well written that I am happy I did read it. This book deals mainly with The Marshall Plan that was put into effect during the time when Russia was trying to encroach on the British Empir...

    Given President Trump's antagonistic approach to NATO and his apparent desire to buddy up to Putin and Russia, along with Brexit and other disgruntled EU members, this book is timely in explaining how it all got started almost 70 years ago. The book was published in 2018, but the narra...

    I received a free Kindle copy of  The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold Warby Benn Steil courtesy of Net Galley and Simon and Shuster, the publisher. It was with the understanding that I would post a review to Net Galley, Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and my nonfiction book revi...

    Given the time of year (it is weeding season ) reading this in paper was not productive, so I had to switch to Audible Audio. Growing up mention of the Marshall Plan always was a source of pride in our nation (USA) for me, but I really did not learn much beyond a paragraph about it in ...

    If you do not like technical and very refined historical details, then this book is not for you. Otherwise, this is another masterpiece by Benn Steil about a subject, individual, and moment in history that we all take for granted based on popular assumptions. He dives into the granular...

    History provides context for today. This book is illustrative of that fact. The passing of time and the fading memory of how strong isolationism once was in the US makes it easy to forget the role that America played in building the Europe of today. Steil?s book shows how the Marshal...

    The amount of research, data, and information is staggering. The content is of supreme importance especially now, but reading this was more of a chore than a lesson. I'm probably just immature in my tastes for books, but I feel like the best non-fiction, especially in history, crea...

  • Nestor Rychtyckyj
    Jul 03, 2018

    At a time when the President of the United States disparages the European Union and NATO, it is important to remember the role the Atlantic Alliance has played since the end of World War II. President Trump can tweet and criticize these institutions all he wants, but you skirt their im...

    This is a stirring account of the after-war years during which the Marshall Plan (also known as the European Recovery Plan) was implemented. It is very impressive, outlining the efforts and dedication of the different personalities and countries who were motivated to put this economic ...

    A 600 page exhaustive history of the Marshall plan and the beginning of the cold war. This was a period when the history of Europe was set for a generation: the establishment of NATO, a European common market, the division and re-industrialization of Germany, the descent of the iron cu...

    It's a shame that this book doesn't really know what it is. Although nominally about the Marshall Plan, it only spends 35 pages detailing how it was implemented. Most of the book is about the wider struggle over post-World War II Europe, involving everything from the division of German...

    Not just a clear summary of the development and implementation of the Marshall Plan, but also a useful drawing out of the early stages of the Cold War. Steil understands and communicates the details of negotiations and more complex economic arguments to not overwhelm the general reader...

    The Marshall Plan by Benn Steil The Marshall Plan is an extremely well documented and extensively researched examination of how the plan changed the world in the late 1940?s, 50?s and even today. After World War II our European allies were on the verge of economic collapse. Thos...

    Steil uses his skills explaining economic policy (the Bretton Woods book was excellent) and a wave of newly available documents from eastern Europe to position the Marshall plan as early Cold War policy. At 400 pages, the details are rich and illustrative, and allow for full discussion...

    I just noticed this new history of the Marshall Plan and jumped in to read it. Books on the Marshall Plan are not normally page turners - I am still stuck in working through Michael Hogan?s history of the plan. Perhaps the allure is the chance to read about a capably crafted and some...

    This 600-page book covers one of the most important eras in history: from the end of World War II in Europe to our present conflicts with Russia. As we all learned in high school ? the Marshall Plan helped rebuild Europe and the creation of NATO eventually led to the collapse of the ...

  • Steven Z.
    Apr 06, 2018

    At a time when the President of the United States disparages the European Union and NATO, it is important to remember the role the Atlantic Alliance has played since the end of World War II. President Trump can tweet and criticize these institutions all he wants, but you skirt their im...

  • Loraine Oliver
    May 01, 2018

    At a time when the President of the United States disparages the European Union and NATO, it is important to remember the role the Atlantic Alliance has played since the end of World War II. President Trump can tweet and criticize these institutions all he wants, but you skirt their im...

    This is a stirring account of the after-war years during which the Marshall Plan (also known as the European Recovery Plan) was implemented. It is very impressive, outlining the efforts and dedication of the different personalities and countries who were motivated to put this economic ...

    A 600 page exhaustive history of the Marshall plan and the beginning of the cold war. This was a period when the history of Europe was set for a generation: the establishment of NATO, a European common market, the division and re-industrialization of Germany, the descent of the iron cu...

    It's a shame that this book doesn't really know what it is. Although nominally about the Marshall Plan, it only spends 35 pages detailing how it was implemented. Most of the book is about the wider struggle over post-World War II Europe, involving everything from the division of German...

    Not just a clear summary of the development and implementation of the Marshall Plan, but also a useful drawing out of the early stages of the Cold War. Steil understands and communicates the details of negotiations and more complex economic arguments to not overwhelm the general reader...

    The Marshall Plan by Benn Steil The Marshall Plan is an extremely well documented and extensively researched examination of how the plan changed the world in the late 1940?s, 50?s and even today. After World War II our European allies were on the verge of economic collapse. Thos...

    Steil uses his skills explaining economic policy (the Bretton Woods book was excellent) and a wave of newly available documents from eastern Europe to position the Marshall plan as early Cold War policy. At 400 pages, the details are rich and illustrative, and allow for full discussion...

    I just noticed this new history of the Marshall Plan and jumped in to read it. Books on the Marshall Plan are not normally page turners - I am still stuck in working through Michael Hogan?s history of the plan. Perhaps the allure is the chance to read about a capably crafted and some...

    This 600-page book covers one of the most important eras in history: from the end of World War II in Europe to our present conflicts with Russia. As we all learned in high school ? the Marshall Plan helped rebuild Europe and the creation of NATO eventually led to the collapse of the ...

    ?The most unsordid act in history? is how Churchill famously described the Marshall Plan (recycling a phrase he?d originally applied to the Lend-Lease Bill) and there?s no denying that in offering financial assistance to war-ravaged Europe, the United States was moved in part b...

    I have a professor said a good book is not determined by how much you enjoyed the book but what you learned from the book. He does not read fun books or guilty pleasures, or even just well written entertaining books but the books he recommends are usually well written and entertaining ...

    Thank you to the publishers for providing an ARC of this book through NetGalley. Really dry, really detailed and seriously in need of a timeline. This felt less about the Marshall Plan, which did have major importance for Europe in the aftermath of the world war, and more about the ...

    This is a well written and researched work on the post World War II era. What did the US do and why did they do it. The author not only covers the Marshall Plan but the birth of NATO and the European Union. These developments have led to the containment of Russia as a US foreign policy...

    Revitalizing Postwar Europe in 3 1/2 years at half the cost of aid to Iraq and Afghanistan Given the economic prosperity of Europe in the post World War II decades, it is easy to lose sight of the profound dissension and vigorous debate that arose in the immediate aftermath of the d...

    President George Washington bid his countrymen to steer clear of foreign entanglements, especially with Europe, whose interests were remote from the United States. After World War II, President Harry Truman took seriously Washington?s warning against foreign alliances, but he was con...

    Europe was in a dire situation after WW2 - industrial machinery and housing had been destroyed, and European countries did not have export markets or sufficient foreign exchange reserves to be able to trade with one another. And the role of Germany was under debate. Much begins with...

    Nowadays we are inclined to view the Marshall Plan as a purely charitable rescue and relief effort to help rebuild Western Europe from the ravages of World War II, a sort of large scale United Way effort financed by the US for purely altruistic reasons. In this comprehensive 2018 an...

    The Marshall Plan The author of this fascinating book uses clear, concise prose, packed with details (at times dull details), and shows a wide grasp of history on both the micro and macro levels. New research is used well to provide the Russian (Soviet) perspective on many events. A...

    As much as I enjoy reading about WWII (there's no other subject that commands more of my modest library), the immediate aftermath of the war and the implementation of The Marshall Plan was one thing about which I knew too little. Four hundred pages and several economic dissertations la...

    ?The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold War,? by Benn Steil (Simon and Schuster, 2018). Steil, director of international economics at the Council on Foreign Relations, presents what is to me a different and very powerful analysis of the origins and results of the Marshall Plan. He des...

    With many of our institutions, the bricks and mortar of the postwar order, crumbling under the ?America First? administration of Donald Trump, namely, NATO, the European Union, and the World Trade Organization, readers may find it instructive to learn the origins of the American in...

    What a well-written, meticulously-researched book! If you ever had any questions about the Marshall Plan, this book will answer them and more. Even though the Marshall Plan was only in effect for a handful of years, the author went the distance and provided an insane amount of informat...

    I decided to read this book because when I was younger I loved American History and this book is so well written that I am happy I did read it. This book deals mainly with The Marshall Plan that was put into effect during the time when Russia was trying to encroach on the British Empir...

  • Ruth
    Aug 07, 2018

    At a time when the President of the United States disparages the European Union and NATO, it is important to remember the role the Atlantic Alliance has played since the end of World War II. President Trump can tweet and criticize these institutions all he wants, but you skirt their im...

    This is a stirring account of the after-war years during which the Marshall Plan (also known as the European Recovery Plan) was implemented. It is very impressive, outlining the efforts and dedication of the different personalities and countries who were motivated to put this economic ...

    A 600 page exhaustive history of the Marshall plan and the beginning of the cold war. This was a period when the history of Europe was set for a generation: the establishment of NATO, a European common market, the division and re-industrialization of Germany, the descent of the iron cu...

    It's a shame that this book doesn't really know what it is. Although nominally about the Marshall Plan, it only spends 35 pages detailing how it was implemented. Most of the book is about the wider struggle over post-World War II Europe, involving everything from the division of German...

    Not just a clear summary of the development and implementation of the Marshall Plan, but also a useful drawing out of the early stages of the Cold War. Steil understands and communicates the details of negotiations and more complex economic arguments to not overwhelm the general reader...

    The Marshall Plan by Benn Steil The Marshall Plan is an extremely well documented and extensively researched examination of how the plan changed the world in the late 1940?s, 50?s and even today. After World War II our European allies were on the verge of economic collapse. Thos...

    Steil uses his skills explaining economic policy (the Bretton Woods book was excellent) and a wave of newly available documents from eastern Europe to position the Marshall plan as early Cold War policy. At 400 pages, the details are rich and illustrative, and allow for full discussion...

    I just noticed this new history of the Marshall Plan and jumped in to read it. Books on the Marshall Plan are not normally page turners - I am still stuck in working through Michael Hogan?s history of the plan. Perhaps the allure is the chance to read about a capably crafted and some...

    This 600-page book covers one of the most important eras in history: from the end of World War II in Europe to our present conflicts with Russia. As we all learned in high school ? the Marshall Plan helped rebuild Europe and the creation of NATO eventually led to the collapse of the ...

    ?The most unsordid act in history? is how Churchill famously described the Marshall Plan (recycling a phrase he?d originally applied to the Lend-Lease Bill) and there?s no denying that in offering financial assistance to war-ravaged Europe, the United States was moved in part b...

    I have a professor said a good book is not determined by how much you enjoyed the book but what you learned from the book. He does not read fun books or guilty pleasures, or even just well written entertaining books but the books he recommends are usually well written and entertaining ...

  • Italo Italophiles
    Feb 20, 2018

    At a time when the President of the United States disparages the European Union and NATO, it is important to remember the role the Atlantic Alliance has played since the end of World War II. President Trump can tweet and criticize these institutions all he wants, but you skirt their im...

    This is a stirring account of the after-war years during which the Marshall Plan (also known as the European Recovery Plan) was implemented. It is very impressive, outlining the efforts and dedication of the different personalities and countries who were motivated to put this economic ...

    A 600 page exhaustive history of the Marshall plan and the beginning of the cold war. This was a period when the history of Europe was set for a generation: the establishment of NATO, a European common market, the division and re-industrialization of Germany, the descent of the iron cu...

    It's a shame that this book doesn't really know what it is. Although nominally about the Marshall Plan, it only spends 35 pages detailing how it was implemented. Most of the book is about the wider struggle over post-World War II Europe, involving everything from the division of German...

    Not just a clear summary of the development and implementation of the Marshall Plan, but also a useful drawing out of the early stages of the Cold War. Steil understands and communicates the details of negotiations and more complex economic arguments to not overwhelm the general reader...

    The Marshall Plan by Benn Steil The Marshall Plan is an extremely well documented and extensively researched examination of how the plan changed the world in the late 1940?s, 50?s and even today. After World War II our European allies were on the verge of economic collapse. Thos...

    Steil uses his skills explaining economic policy (the Bretton Woods book was excellent) and a wave of newly available documents from eastern Europe to position the Marshall plan as early Cold War policy. At 400 pages, the details are rich and illustrative, and allow for full discussion...

    I just noticed this new history of the Marshall Plan and jumped in to read it. Books on the Marshall Plan are not normally page turners - I am still stuck in working through Michael Hogan?s history of the plan. Perhaps the allure is the chance to read about a capably crafted and some...

    This 600-page book covers one of the most important eras in history: from the end of World War II in Europe to our present conflicts with Russia. As we all learned in high school ? the Marshall Plan helped rebuild Europe and the creation of NATO eventually led to the collapse of the ...

    ?The most unsordid act in history? is how Churchill famously described the Marshall Plan (recycling a phrase he?d originally applied to the Lend-Lease Bill) and there?s no denying that in offering financial assistance to war-ravaged Europe, the United States was moved in part b...

    I have a professor said a good book is not determined by how much you enjoyed the book but what you learned from the book. He does not read fun books or guilty pleasures, or even just well written entertaining books but the books he recommends are usually well written and entertaining ...

    Thank you to the publishers for providing an ARC of this book through NetGalley. Really dry, really detailed and seriously in need of a timeline. This felt less about the Marshall Plan, which did have major importance for Europe in the aftermath of the world war, and more about the ...

    This is a well written and researched work on the post World War II era. What did the US do and why did they do it. The author not only covers the Marshall Plan but the birth of NATO and the European Union. These developments have led to the containment of Russia as a US foreign policy...

    Revitalizing Postwar Europe in 3 1/2 years at half the cost of aid to Iraq and Afghanistan Given the economic prosperity of Europe in the post World War II decades, it is easy to lose sight of the profound dissension and vigorous debate that arose in the immediate aftermath of the d...

    President George Washington bid his countrymen to steer clear of foreign entanglements, especially with Europe, whose interests were remote from the United States. After World War II, President Harry Truman took seriously Washington?s warning against foreign alliances, but he was con...

    Europe was in a dire situation after WW2 - industrial machinery and housing had been destroyed, and European countries did not have export markets or sufficient foreign exchange reserves to be able to trade with one another. And the role of Germany was under debate. Much begins with...

    Nowadays we are inclined to view the Marshall Plan as a purely charitable rescue and relief effort to help rebuild Western Europe from the ravages of World War II, a sort of large scale United Way effort financed by the US for purely altruistic reasons. In this comprehensive 2018 an...

    The Marshall Plan The author of this fascinating book uses clear, concise prose, packed with details (at times dull details), and shows a wide grasp of history on both the micro and macro levels. New research is used well to provide the Russian (Soviet) perspective on many events. A...

  • Megargee
    Jul 01, 2018

    At a time when the President of the United States disparages the European Union and NATO, it is important to remember the role the Atlantic Alliance has played since the end of World War II. President Trump can tweet and criticize these institutions all he wants, but you skirt their im...

    This is a stirring account of the after-war years during which the Marshall Plan (also known as the European Recovery Plan) was implemented. It is very impressive, outlining the efforts and dedication of the different personalities and countries who were motivated to put this economic ...

    A 600 page exhaustive history of the Marshall plan and the beginning of the cold war. This was a period when the history of Europe was set for a generation: the establishment of NATO, a European common market, the division and re-industrialization of Germany, the descent of the iron cu...

    It's a shame that this book doesn't really know what it is. Although nominally about the Marshall Plan, it only spends 35 pages detailing how it was implemented. Most of the book is about the wider struggle over post-World War II Europe, involving everything from the division of German...

    Not just a clear summary of the development and implementation of the Marshall Plan, but also a useful drawing out of the early stages of the Cold War. Steil understands and communicates the details of negotiations and more complex economic arguments to not overwhelm the general reader...

    The Marshall Plan by Benn Steil The Marshall Plan is an extremely well documented and extensively researched examination of how the plan changed the world in the late 1940?s, 50?s and even today. After World War II our European allies were on the verge of economic collapse. Thos...

    Steil uses his skills explaining economic policy (the Bretton Woods book was excellent) and a wave of newly available documents from eastern Europe to position the Marshall plan as early Cold War policy. At 400 pages, the details are rich and illustrative, and allow for full discussion...

    I just noticed this new history of the Marshall Plan and jumped in to read it. Books on the Marshall Plan are not normally page turners - I am still stuck in working through Michael Hogan?s history of the plan. Perhaps the allure is the chance to read about a capably crafted and some...

    This 600-page book covers one of the most important eras in history: from the end of World War II in Europe to our present conflicts with Russia. As we all learned in high school ? the Marshall Plan helped rebuild Europe and the creation of NATO eventually led to the collapse of the ...

    ?The most unsordid act in history? is how Churchill famously described the Marshall Plan (recycling a phrase he?d originally applied to the Lend-Lease Bill) and there?s no denying that in offering financial assistance to war-ravaged Europe, the United States was moved in part b...

    I have a professor said a good book is not determined by how much you enjoyed the book but what you learned from the book. He does not read fun books or guilty pleasures, or even just well written entertaining books but the books he recommends are usually well written and entertaining ...

    Thank you to the publishers for providing an ARC of this book through NetGalley. Really dry, really detailed and seriously in need of a timeline. This felt less about the Marshall Plan, which did have major importance for Europe in the aftermath of the world war, and more about the ...

    This is a well written and researched work on the post World War II era. What did the US do and why did they do it. The author not only covers the Marshall Plan but the birth of NATO and the European Union. These developments have led to the containment of Russia as a US foreign policy...

    Revitalizing Postwar Europe in 3 1/2 years at half the cost of aid to Iraq and Afghanistan Given the economic prosperity of Europe in the post World War II decades, it is easy to lose sight of the profound dissension and vigorous debate that arose in the immediate aftermath of the d...

    President George Washington bid his countrymen to steer clear of foreign entanglements, especially with Europe, whose interests were remote from the United States. After World War II, President Harry Truman took seriously Washington?s warning against foreign alliances, but he was con...

    Europe was in a dire situation after WW2 - industrial machinery and housing had been destroyed, and European countries did not have export markets or sufficient foreign exchange reserves to be able to trade with one another. And the role of Germany was under debate. Much begins with...

    Nowadays we are inclined to view the Marshall Plan as a purely charitable rescue and relief effort to help rebuild Western Europe from the ravages of World War II, a sort of large scale United Way effort financed by the US for purely altruistic reasons. In this comprehensive 2018 an...

  • Peter Goodman
    Jul 18, 2018

    At a time when the President of the United States disparages the European Union and NATO, it is important to remember the role the Atlantic Alliance has played since the end of World War II. President Trump can tweet and criticize these institutions all he wants, but you skirt their im...

    This is a stirring account of the after-war years during which the Marshall Plan (also known as the European Recovery Plan) was implemented. It is very impressive, outlining the efforts and dedication of the different personalities and countries who were motivated to put this economic ...

    A 600 page exhaustive history of the Marshall plan and the beginning of the cold war. This was a period when the history of Europe was set for a generation: the establishment of NATO, a European common market, the division and re-industrialization of Germany, the descent of the iron cu...

    It's a shame that this book doesn't really know what it is. Although nominally about the Marshall Plan, it only spends 35 pages detailing how it was implemented. Most of the book is about the wider struggle over post-World War II Europe, involving everything from the division of German...

    Not just a clear summary of the development and implementation of the Marshall Plan, but also a useful drawing out of the early stages of the Cold War. Steil understands and communicates the details of negotiations and more complex economic arguments to not overwhelm the general reader...

    The Marshall Plan by Benn Steil The Marshall Plan is an extremely well documented and extensively researched examination of how the plan changed the world in the late 1940?s, 50?s and even today. After World War II our European allies were on the verge of economic collapse. Thos...

    Steil uses his skills explaining economic policy (the Bretton Woods book was excellent) and a wave of newly available documents from eastern Europe to position the Marshall plan as early Cold War policy. At 400 pages, the details are rich and illustrative, and allow for full discussion...

    I just noticed this new history of the Marshall Plan and jumped in to read it. Books on the Marshall Plan are not normally page turners - I am still stuck in working through Michael Hogan?s history of the plan. Perhaps the allure is the chance to read about a capably crafted and some...

    This 600-page book covers one of the most important eras in history: from the end of World War II in Europe to our present conflicts with Russia. As we all learned in high school ? the Marshall Plan helped rebuild Europe and the creation of NATO eventually led to the collapse of the ...

    ?The most unsordid act in history? is how Churchill famously described the Marshall Plan (recycling a phrase he?d originally applied to the Lend-Lease Bill) and there?s no denying that in offering financial assistance to war-ravaged Europe, the United States was moved in part b...

    I have a professor said a good book is not determined by how much you enjoyed the book but what you learned from the book. He does not read fun books or guilty pleasures, or even just well written entertaining books but the books he recommends are usually well written and entertaining ...

    Thank you to the publishers for providing an ARC of this book through NetGalley. Really dry, really detailed and seriously in need of a timeline. This felt less about the Marshall Plan, which did have major importance for Europe in the aftermath of the world war, and more about the ...

    This is a well written and researched work on the post World War II era. What did the US do and why did they do it. The author not only covers the Marshall Plan but the birth of NATO and the European Union. These developments have led to the containment of Russia as a US foreign policy...

    Revitalizing Postwar Europe in 3 1/2 years at half the cost of aid to Iraq and Afghanistan Given the economic prosperity of Europe in the post World War II decades, it is easy to lose sight of the profound dissension and vigorous debate that arose in the immediate aftermath of the d...

    President George Washington bid his countrymen to steer clear of foreign entanglements, especially with Europe, whose interests were remote from the United States. After World War II, President Harry Truman took seriously Washington?s warning against foreign alliances, but he was con...

    Europe was in a dire situation after WW2 - industrial machinery and housing had been destroyed, and European countries did not have export markets or sufficient foreign exchange reserves to be able to trade with one another. And the role of Germany was under debate. Much begins with...

    Nowadays we are inclined to view the Marshall Plan as a purely charitable rescue and relief effort to help rebuild Western Europe from the ravages of World War II, a sort of large scale United Way effort financed by the US for purely altruistic reasons. In this comprehensive 2018 an...

    The Marshall Plan The author of this fascinating book uses clear, concise prose, packed with details (at times dull details), and shows a wide grasp of history on both the micro and macro levels. New research is used well to provide the Russian (Soviet) perspective on many events. A...

    As much as I enjoy reading about WWII (there's no other subject that commands more of my modest library), the immediate aftermath of the war and the implementation of The Marshall Plan was one thing about which I knew too little. Four hundred pages and several economic dissertations la...

    ?The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold War,? by Benn Steil (Simon and Schuster, 2018). Steil, director of international economics at the Council on Foreign Relations, presents what is to me a different and very powerful analysis of the origins and results of the Marshall Plan. He des...

  • Emily Ross
    Apr 08, 2018

    At a time when the President of the United States disparages the European Union and NATO, it is important to remember the role the Atlantic Alliance has played since the end of World War II. President Trump can tweet and criticize these institutions all he wants, but you skirt their im...

    This is a stirring account of the after-war years during which the Marshall Plan (also known as the European Recovery Plan) was implemented. It is very impressive, outlining the efforts and dedication of the different personalities and countries who were motivated to put this economic ...

    A 600 page exhaustive history of the Marshall plan and the beginning of the cold war. This was a period when the history of Europe was set for a generation: the establishment of NATO, a European common market, the division and re-industrialization of Germany, the descent of the iron cu...

    It's a shame that this book doesn't really know what it is. Although nominally about the Marshall Plan, it only spends 35 pages detailing how it was implemented. Most of the book is about the wider struggle over post-World War II Europe, involving everything from the division of German...

    Not just a clear summary of the development and implementation of the Marshall Plan, but also a useful drawing out of the early stages of the Cold War. Steil understands and communicates the details of negotiations and more complex economic arguments to not overwhelm the general reader...

    The Marshall Plan by Benn Steil The Marshall Plan is an extremely well documented and extensively researched examination of how the plan changed the world in the late 1940?s, 50?s and even today. After World War II our European allies were on the verge of economic collapse. Thos...

    Steil uses his skills explaining economic policy (the Bretton Woods book was excellent) and a wave of newly available documents from eastern Europe to position the Marshall plan as early Cold War policy. At 400 pages, the details are rich and illustrative, and allow for full discussion...

    I just noticed this new history of the Marshall Plan and jumped in to read it. Books on the Marshall Plan are not normally page turners - I am still stuck in working through Michael Hogan?s history of the plan. Perhaps the allure is the chance to read about a capably crafted and some...

    This 600-page book covers one of the most important eras in history: from the end of World War II in Europe to our present conflicts with Russia. As we all learned in high school ? the Marshall Plan helped rebuild Europe and the creation of NATO eventually led to the collapse of the ...

    ?The most unsordid act in history? is how Churchill famously described the Marshall Plan (recycling a phrase he?d originally applied to the Lend-Lease Bill) and there?s no denying that in offering financial assistance to war-ravaged Europe, the United States was moved in part b...

    I have a professor said a good book is not determined by how much you enjoyed the book but what you learned from the book. He does not read fun books or guilty pleasures, or even just well written entertaining books but the books he recommends are usually well written and entertaining ...

    Thank you to the publishers for providing an ARC of this book through NetGalley. Really dry, really detailed and seriously in need of a timeline. This felt less about the Marshall Plan, which did have major importance for Europe in the aftermath of the world war, and more about the ...

  • John Plowright
    Feb 13, 2018

    At a time when the President of the United States disparages the European Union and NATO, it is important to remember the role the Atlantic Alliance has played since the end of World War II. President Trump can tweet and criticize these institutions all he wants, but you skirt their im...

    This is a stirring account of the after-war years during which the Marshall Plan (also known as the European Recovery Plan) was implemented. It is very impressive, outlining the efforts and dedication of the different personalities and countries who were motivated to put this economic ...

    A 600 page exhaustive history of the Marshall plan and the beginning of the cold war. This was a period when the history of Europe was set for a generation: the establishment of NATO, a European common market, the division and re-industrialization of Germany, the descent of the iron cu...

    It's a shame that this book doesn't really know what it is. Although nominally about the Marshall Plan, it only spends 35 pages detailing how it was implemented. Most of the book is about the wider struggle over post-World War II Europe, involving everything from the division of German...

    Not just a clear summary of the development and implementation of the Marshall Plan, but also a useful drawing out of the early stages of the Cold War. Steil understands and communicates the details of negotiations and more complex economic arguments to not overwhelm the general reader...

    The Marshall Plan by Benn Steil The Marshall Plan is an extremely well documented and extensively researched examination of how the plan changed the world in the late 1940?s, 50?s and even today. After World War II our European allies were on the verge of economic collapse. Thos...

    Steil uses his skills explaining economic policy (the Bretton Woods book was excellent) and a wave of newly available documents from eastern Europe to position the Marshall plan as early Cold War policy. At 400 pages, the details are rich and illustrative, and allow for full discussion...

    I just noticed this new history of the Marshall Plan and jumped in to read it. Books on the Marshall Plan are not normally page turners - I am still stuck in working through Michael Hogan?s history of the plan. Perhaps the allure is the chance to read about a capably crafted and some...

    This 600-page book covers one of the most important eras in history: from the end of World War II in Europe to our present conflicts with Russia. As we all learned in high school ? the Marshall Plan helped rebuild Europe and the creation of NATO eventually led to the collapse of the ...

    ?The most unsordid act in history? is how Churchill famously described the Marshall Plan (recycling a phrase he?d originally applied to the Lend-Lease Bill) and there?s no denying that in offering financial assistance to war-ravaged Europe, the United States was moved in part b...

  • Chad Foster
    Jul 21, 2018

    At a time when the President of the United States disparages the European Union and NATO, it is important to remember the role the Atlantic Alliance has played since the end of World War II. President Trump can tweet and criticize these institutions all he wants, but you skirt their im...

    This is a stirring account of the after-war years during which the Marshall Plan (also known as the European Recovery Plan) was implemented. It is very impressive, outlining the efforts and dedication of the different personalities and countries who were motivated to put this economic ...

    A 600 page exhaustive history of the Marshall plan and the beginning of the cold war. This was a period when the history of Europe was set for a generation: the establishment of NATO, a European common market, the division and re-industrialization of Germany, the descent of the iron cu...

    It's a shame that this book doesn't really know what it is. Although nominally about the Marshall Plan, it only spends 35 pages detailing how it was implemented. Most of the book is about the wider struggle over post-World War II Europe, involving everything from the division of German...

    Not just a clear summary of the development and implementation of the Marshall Plan, but also a useful drawing out of the early stages of the Cold War. Steil understands and communicates the details of negotiations and more complex economic arguments to not overwhelm the general reader...

    The Marshall Plan by Benn Steil The Marshall Plan is an extremely well documented and extensively researched examination of how the plan changed the world in the late 1940?s, 50?s and even today. After World War II our European allies were on the verge of economic collapse. Thos...

    Steil uses his skills explaining economic policy (the Bretton Woods book was excellent) and a wave of newly available documents from eastern Europe to position the Marshall plan as early Cold War policy. At 400 pages, the details are rich and illustrative, and allow for full discussion...

    I just noticed this new history of the Marshall Plan and jumped in to read it. Books on the Marshall Plan are not normally page turners - I am still stuck in working through Michael Hogan?s history of the plan. Perhaps the allure is the chance to read about a capably crafted and some...

    This 600-page book covers one of the most important eras in history: from the end of World War II in Europe to our present conflicts with Russia. As we all learned in high school ? the Marshall Plan helped rebuild Europe and the creation of NATO eventually led to the collapse of the ...

    ?The most unsordid act in history? is how Churchill famously described the Marshall Plan (recycling a phrase he?d originally applied to the Lend-Lease Bill) and there?s no denying that in offering financial assistance to war-ravaged Europe, the United States was moved in part b...

    I have a professor said a good book is not determined by how much you enjoyed the book but what you learned from the book. He does not read fun books or guilty pleasures, or even just well written entertaining books but the books he recommends are usually well written and entertaining ...

    Thank you to the publishers for providing an ARC of this book through NetGalley. Really dry, really detailed and seriously in need of a timeline. This felt less about the Marshall Plan, which did have major importance for Europe in the aftermath of the world war, and more about the ...

    This is a well written and researched work on the post World War II era. What did the US do and why did they do it. The author not only covers the Marshall Plan but the birth of NATO and the European Union. These developments have led to the containment of Russia as a US foreign policy...

    Revitalizing Postwar Europe in 3 1/2 years at half the cost of aid to Iraq and Afghanistan Given the economic prosperity of Europe in the post World War II decades, it is easy to lose sight of the profound dissension and vigorous debate that arose in the immediate aftermath of the d...

    President George Washington bid his countrymen to steer clear of foreign entanglements, especially with Europe, whose interests were remote from the United States. After World War II, President Harry Truman took seriously Washington?s warning against foreign alliances, but he was con...

    Europe was in a dire situation after WW2 - industrial machinery and housing had been destroyed, and European countries did not have export markets or sufficient foreign exchange reserves to be able to trade with one another. And the role of Germany was under debate. Much begins with...

    Nowadays we are inclined to view the Marshall Plan as a purely charitable rescue and relief effort to help rebuild Western Europe from the ravages of World War II, a sort of large scale United Way effort financed by the US for purely altruistic reasons. In this comprehensive 2018 an...

    The Marshall Plan The author of this fascinating book uses clear, concise prose, packed with details (at times dull details), and shows a wide grasp of history on both the micro and macro levels. New research is used well to provide the Russian (Soviet) perspective on many events. A...

    As much as I enjoy reading about WWII (there's no other subject that commands more of my modest library), the immediate aftermath of the war and the implementation of The Marshall Plan was one thing about which I knew too little. Four hundred pages and several economic dissertations la...

    ?The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold War,? by Benn Steil (Simon and Schuster, 2018). Steil, director of international economics at the Council on Foreign Relations, presents what is to me a different and very powerful analysis of the origins and results of the Marshall Plan. He des...

    With many of our institutions, the bricks and mortar of the postwar order, crumbling under the ?America First? administration of Donald Trump, namely, NATO, the European Union, and the World Trade Organization, readers may find it instructive to learn the origins of the American in...

    What a well-written, meticulously-researched book! If you ever had any questions about the Marshall Plan, this book will answer them and more. Even though the Marshall Plan was only in effect for a handful of years, the author went the distance and provided an insane amount of informat...

    I decided to read this book because when I was younger I loved American History and this book is so well written that I am happy I did read it. This book deals mainly with The Marshall Plan that was put into effect during the time when Russia was trying to encroach on the British Empir...

    Given President Trump's antagonistic approach to NATO and his apparent desire to buddy up to Putin and Russia, along with Brexit and other disgruntled EU members, this book is timely in explaining how it all got started almost 70 years ago. The book was published in 2018, but the narra...

    I received a free Kindle copy of  The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold Warby Benn Steil courtesy of Net Galley and Simon and Shuster, the publisher. It was with the understanding that I would post a review to Net Galley, Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and my nonfiction book revi...

    Given the time of year (it is weeding season ) reading this in paper was not productive, so I had to switch to Audible Audio. Growing up mention of the Marshall Plan always was a source of pride in our nation (USA) for me, but I really did not learn much beyond a paragraph about it in ...

    If you do not like technical and very refined historical details, then this book is not for you. Otherwise, this is another masterpiece by Benn Steil about a subject, individual, and moment in history that we all take for granted based on popular assumptions. He dives into the granular...

    History provides context for today. This book is illustrative of that fact. The passing of time and the fading memory of how strong isolationism once was in the US makes it easy to forget the role that America played in building the Europe of today. Steil?s book shows how the Marshal...

  • Bill Lucey
    Jun 18, 2018

    At a time when the President of the United States disparages the European Union and NATO, it is important to remember the role the Atlantic Alliance has played since the end of World War II. President Trump can tweet and criticize these institutions all he wants, but you skirt their im...

    This is a stirring account of the after-war years during which the Marshall Plan (also known as the European Recovery Plan) was implemented. It is very impressive, outlining the efforts and dedication of the different personalities and countries who were motivated to put this economic ...

    A 600 page exhaustive history of the Marshall plan and the beginning of the cold war. This was a period when the history of Europe was set for a generation: the establishment of NATO, a European common market, the division and re-industrialization of Germany, the descent of the iron cu...

    It's a shame that this book doesn't really know what it is. Although nominally about the Marshall Plan, it only spends 35 pages detailing how it was implemented. Most of the book is about the wider struggle over post-World War II Europe, involving everything from the division of German...

    Not just a clear summary of the development and implementation of the Marshall Plan, but also a useful drawing out of the early stages of the Cold War. Steil understands and communicates the details of negotiations and more complex economic arguments to not overwhelm the general reader...

    The Marshall Plan by Benn Steil The Marshall Plan is an extremely well documented and extensively researched examination of how the plan changed the world in the late 1940?s, 50?s and even today. After World War II our European allies were on the verge of economic collapse. Thos...

    Steil uses his skills explaining economic policy (the Bretton Woods book was excellent) and a wave of newly available documents from eastern Europe to position the Marshall plan as early Cold War policy. At 400 pages, the details are rich and illustrative, and allow for full discussion...

    I just noticed this new history of the Marshall Plan and jumped in to read it. Books on the Marshall Plan are not normally page turners - I am still stuck in working through Michael Hogan?s history of the plan. Perhaps the allure is the chance to read about a capably crafted and some...

    This 600-page book covers one of the most important eras in history: from the end of World War II in Europe to our present conflicts with Russia. As we all learned in high school ? the Marshall Plan helped rebuild Europe and the creation of NATO eventually led to the collapse of the ...

    ?The most unsordid act in history? is how Churchill famously described the Marshall Plan (recycling a phrase he?d originally applied to the Lend-Lease Bill) and there?s no denying that in offering financial assistance to war-ravaged Europe, the United States was moved in part b...

    I have a professor said a good book is not determined by how much you enjoyed the book but what you learned from the book. He does not read fun books or guilty pleasures, or even just well written entertaining books but the books he recommends are usually well written and entertaining ...

    Thank you to the publishers for providing an ARC of this book through NetGalley. Really dry, really detailed and seriously in need of a timeline. This felt less about the Marshall Plan, which did have major importance for Europe in the aftermath of the world war, and more about the ...

    This is a well written and researched work on the post World War II era. What did the US do and why did they do it. The author not only covers the Marshall Plan but the birth of NATO and the European Union. These developments have led to the containment of Russia as a US foreign policy...

    Revitalizing Postwar Europe in 3 1/2 years at half the cost of aid to Iraq and Afghanistan Given the economic prosperity of Europe in the post World War II decades, it is easy to lose sight of the profound dissension and vigorous debate that arose in the immediate aftermath of the d...

    President George Washington bid his countrymen to steer clear of foreign entanglements, especially with Europe, whose interests were remote from the United States. After World War II, President Harry Truman took seriously Washington?s warning against foreign alliances, but he was con...

    Europe was in a dire situation after WW2 - industrial machinery and housing had been destroyed, and European countries did not have export markets or sufficient foreign exchange reserves to be able to trade with one another. And the role of Germany was under debate. Much begins with...

    Nowadays we are inclined to view the Marshall Plan as a purely charitable rescue and relief effort to help rebuild Western Europe from the ravages of World War II, a sort of large scale United Way effort financed by the US for purely altruistic reasons. In this comprehensive 2018 an...

    The Marshall Plan The author of this fascinating book uses clear, concise prose, packed with details (at times dull details), and shows a wide grasp of history on both the micro and macro levels. New research is used well to provide the Russian (Soviet) perspective on many events. A...

    As much as I enjoy reading about WWII (there's no other subject that commands more of my modest library), the immediate aftermath of the war and the implementation of The Marshall Plan was one thing about which I knew too little. Four hundred pages and several economic dissertations la...

    ?The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold War,? by Benn Steil (Simon and Schuster, 2018). Steil, director of international economics at the Council on Foreign Relations, presents what is to me a different and very powerful analysis of the origins and results of the Marshall Plan. He des...

    With many of our institutions, the bricks and mortar of the postwar order, crumbling under the ?America First? administration of Donald Trump, namely, NATO, the European Union, and the World Trade Organization, readers may find it instructive to learn the origins of the American in...

  • Tejas Sathian
    Jun 29, 2018

    At a time when the President of the United States disparages the European Union and NATO, it is important to remember the role the Atlantic Alliance has played since the end of World War II. President Trump can tweet and criticize these institutions all he wants, but you skirt their im...

    This is a stirring account of the after-war years during which the Marshall Plan (also known as the European Recovery Plan) was implemented. It is very impressive, outlining the efforts and dedication of the different personalities and countries who were motivated to put this economic ...

    A 600 page exhaustive history of the Marshall plan and the beginning of the cold war. This was a period when the history of Europe was set for a generation: the establishment of NATO, a European common market, the division and re-industrialization of Germany, the descent of the iron cu...

    It's a shame that this book doesn't really know what it is. Although nominally about the Marshall Plan, it only spends 35 pages detailing how it was implemented. Most of the book is about the wider struggle over post-World War II Europe, involving everything from the division of German...

    Not just a clear summary of the development and implementation of the Marshall Plan, but also a useful drawing out of the early stages of the Cold War. Steil understands and communicates the details of negotiations and more complex economic arguments to not overwhelm the general reader...

    The Marshall Plan by Benn Steil The Marshall Plan is an extremely well documented and extensively researched examination of how the plan changed the world in the late 1940?s, 50?s and even today. After World War II our European allies were on the verge of economic collapse. Thos...

    Steil uses his skills explaining economic policy (the Bretton Woods book was excellent) and a wave of newly available documents from eastern Europe to position the Marshall plan as early Cold War policy. At 400 pages, the details are rich and illustrative, and allow for full discussion...

    I just noticed this new history of the Marshall Plan and jumped in to read it. Books on the Marshall Plan are not normally page turners - I am still stuck in working through Michael Hogan?s history of the plan. Perhaps the allure is the chance to read about a capably crafted and some...

    This 600-page book covers one of the most important eras in history: from the end of World War II in Europe to our present conflicts with Russia. As we all learned in high school ? the Marshall Plan helped rebuild Europe and the creation of NATO eventually led to the collapse of the ...

    ?The most unsordid act in history? is how Churchill famously described the Marshall Plan (recycling a phrase he?d originally applied to the Lend-Lease Bill) and there?s no denying that in offering financial assistance to war-ravaged Europe, the United States was moved in part b...

    I have a professor said a good book is not determined by how much you enjoyed the book but what you learned from the book. He does not read fun books or guilty pleasures, or even just well written entertaining books but the books he recommends are usually well written and entertaining ...

    Thank you to the publishers for providing an ARC of this book through NetGalley. Really dry, really detailed and seriously in need of a timeline. This felt less about the Marshall Plan, which did have major importance for Europe in the aftermath of the world war, and more about the ...

    This is a well written and researched work on the post World War II era. What did the US do and why did they do it. The author not only covers the Marshall Plan but the birth of NATO and the European Union. These developments have led to the containment of Russia as a US foreign policy...

    Revitalizing Postwar Europe in 3 1/2 years at half the cost of aid to Iraq and Afghanistan Given the economic prosperity of Europe in the post World War II decades, it is easy to lose sight of the profound dissension and vigorous debate that arose in the immediate aftermath of the d...

    President George Washington bid his countrymen to steer clear of foreign entanglements, especially with Europe, whose interests were remote from the United States. After World War II, President Harry Truman took seriously Washington?s warning against foreign alliances, but he was con...

    Europe was in a dire situation after WW2 - industrial machinery and housing had been destroyed, and European countries did not have export markets or sufficient foreign exchange reserves to be able to trade with one another. And the role of Germany was under debate. Much begins with...

  • Ted Daniels
    Jul 19, 2018

    At a time when the President of the United States disparages the European Union and NATO, it is important to remember the role the Atlantic Alliance has played since the end of World War II. President Trump can tweet and criticize these institutions all he wants, but you skirt their im...

    This is a stirring account of the after-war years during which the Marshall Plan (also known as the European Recovery Plan) was implemented. It is very impressive, outlining the efforts and dedication of the different personalities and countries who were motivated to put this economic ...

    A 600 page exhaustive history of the Marshall plan and the beginning of the cold war. This was a period when the history of Europe was set for a generation: the establishment of NATO, a European common market, the division and re-industrialization of Germany, the descent of the iron cu...

    It's a shame that this book doesn't really know what it is. Although nominally about the Marshall Plan, it only spends 35 pages detailing how it was implemented. Most of the book is about the wider struggle over post-World War II Europe, involving everything from the division of German...

    Not just a clear summary of the development and implementation of the Marshall Plan, but also a useful drawing out of the early stages of the Cold War. Steil understands and communicates the details of negotiations and more complex economic arguments to not overwhelm the general reader...

    The Marshall Plan by Benn Steil The Marshall Plan is an extremely well documented and extensively researched examination of how the plan changed the world in the late 1940?s, 50?s and even today. After World War II our European allies were on the verge of economic collapse. Thos...

    Steil uses his skills explaining economic policy (the Bretton Woods book was excellent) and a wave of newly available documents from eastern Europe to position the Marshall plan as early Cold War policy. At 400 pages, the details are rich and illustrative, and allow for full discussion...

    I just noticed this new history of the Marshall Plan and jumped in to read it. Books on the Marshall Plan are not normally page turners - I am still stuck in working through Michael Hogan?s history of the plan. Perhaps the allure is the chance to read about a capably crafted and some...

    This 600-page book covers one of the most important eras in history: from the end of World War II in Europe to our present conflicts with Russia. As we all learned in high school ? the Marshall Plan helped rebuild Europe and the creation of NATO eventually led to the collapse of the ...

    ?The most unsordid act in history? is how Churchill famously described the Marshall Plan (recycling a phrase he?d originally applied to the Lend-Lease Bill) and there?s no denying that in offering financial assistance to war-ravaged Europe, the United States was moved in part b...

    I have a professor said a good book is not determined by how much you enjoyed the book but what you learned from the book. He does not read fun books or guilty pleasures, or even just well written entertaining books but the books he recommends are usually well written and entertaining ...

    Thank you to the publishers for providing an ARC of this book through NetGalley. Really dry, really detailed and seriously in need of a timeline. This felt less about the Marshall Plan, which did have major importance for Europe in the aftermath of the world war, and more about the ...

    This is a well written and researched work on the post World War II era. What did the US do and why did they do it. The author not only covers the Marshall Plan but the birth of NATO and the European Union. These developments have led to the containment of Russia as a US foreign policy...

    Revitalizing Postwar Europe in 3 1/2 years at half the cost of aid to Iraq and Afghanistan Given the economic prosperity of Europe in the post World War II decades, it is easy to lose sight of the profound dissension and vigorous debate that arose in the immediate aftermath of the d...

    President George Washington bid his countrymen to steer clear of foreign entanglements, especially with Europe, whose interests were remote from the United States. After World War II, President Harry Truman took seriously Washington?s warning against foreign alliances, but he was con...

    Europe was in a dire situation after WW2 - industrial machinery and housing had been destroyed, and European countries did not have export markets or sufficient foreign exchange reserves to be able to trade with one another. And the role of Germany was under debate. Much begins with...

    Nowadays we are inclined to view the Marshall Plan as a purely charitable rescue and relief effort to help rebuild Western Europe from the ravages of World War II, a sort of large scale United Way effort financed by the US for purely altruistic reasons. In this comprehensive 2018 an...

    The Marshall Plan The author of this fascinating book uses clear, concise prose, packed with details (at times dull details), and shows a wide grasp of history on both the micro and macro levels. New research is used well to provide the Russian (Soviet) perspective on many events. A...

    As much as I enjoy reading about WWII (there's no other subject that commands more of my modest library), the immediate aftermath of the war and the implementation of The Marshall Plan was one thing about which I knew too little. Four hundred pages and several economic dissertations la...

    ?The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold War,? by Benn Steil (Simon and Schuster, 2018). Steil, director of international economics at the Council on Foreign Relations, presents what is to me a different and very powerful analysis of the origins and results of the Marshall Plan. He des...

    With many of our institutions, the bricks and mortar of the postwar order, crumbling under the ?America First? administration of Donald Trump, namely, NATO, the European Union, and the World Trade Organization, readers may find it instructive to learn the origins of the American in...

    What a well-written, meticulously-researched book! If you ever had any questions about the Marshall Plan, this book will answer them and more. Even though the Marshall Plan was only in effect for a handful of years, the author went the distance and provided an insane amount of informat...

    I decided to read this book because when I was younger I loved American History and this book is so well written that I am happy I did read it. This book deals mainly with The Marshall Plan that was put into effect during the time when Russia was trying to encroach on the British Empir...

    Given President Trump's antagonistic approach to NATO and his apparent desire to buddy up to Putin and Russia, along with Brexit and other disgruntled EU members, this book is timely in explaining how it all got started almost 70 years ago. The book was published in 2018, but the narra...

  • Charles
    Sep 01, 2018

    At a time when the President of the United States disparages the European Union and NATO, it is important to remember the role the Atlantic Alliance has played since the end of World War II. President Trump can tweet and criticize these institutions all he wants, but you skirt their im...

    This is a stirring account of the after-war years during which the Marshall Plan (also known as the European Recovery Plan) was implemented. It is very impressive, outlining the efforts and dedication of the different personalities and countries who were motivated to put this economic ...

    A 600 page exhaustive history of the Marshall plan and the beginning of the cold war. This was a period when the history of Europe was set for a generation: the establishment of NATO, a European common market, the division and re-industrialization of Germany, the descent of the iron cu...

    It's a shame that this book doesn't really know what it is. Although nominally about the Marshall Plan, it only spends 35 pages detailing how it was implemented. Most of the book is about the wider struggle over post-World War II Europe, involving everything from the division of German...

    Not just a clear summary of the development and implementation of the Marshall Plan, but also a useful drawing out of the early stages of the Cold War. Steil understands and communicates the details of negotiations and more complex economic arguments to not overwhelm the general reader...

    The Marshall Plan by Benn Steil The Marshall Plan is an extremely well documented and extensively researched examination of how the plan changed the world in the late 1940?s, 50?s and even today. After World War II our European allies were on the verge of economic collapse. Thos...

    Steil uses his skills explaining economic policy (the Bretton Woods book was excellent) and a wave of newly available documents from eastern Europe to position the Marshall plan as early Cold War policy. At 400 pages, the details are rich and illustrative, and allow for full discussion...

    I just noticed this new history of the Marshall Plan and jumped in to read it. Books on the Marshall Plan are not normally page turners - I am still stuck in working through Michael Hogan?s history of the plan. Perhaps the allure is the chance to read about a capably crafted and some...

    This 600-page book covers one of the most important eras in history: from the end of World War II in Europe to our present conflicts with Russia. As we all learned in high school ? the Marshall Plan helped rebuild Europe and the creation of NATO eventually led to the collapse of the ...

    ?The most unsordid act in history? is how Churchill famously described the Marshall Plan (recycling a phrase he?d originally applied to the Lend-Lease Bill) and there?s no denying that in offering financial assistance to war-ravaged Europe, the United States was moved in part b...

    I have a professor said a good book is not determined by how much you enjoyed the book but what you learned from the book. He does not read fun books or guilty pleasures, or even just well written entertaining books but the books he recommends are usually well written and entertaining ...

    Thank you to the publishers for providing an ARC of this book through NetGalley. Really dry, really detailed and seriously in need of a timeline. This felt less about the Marshall Plan, which did have major importance for Europe in the aftermath of the world war, and more about the ...

    This is a well written and researched work on the post World War II era. What did the US do and why did they do it. The author not only covers the Marshall Plan but the birth of NATO and the European Union. These developments have led to the containment of Russia as a US foreign policy...

    Revitalizing Postwar Europe in 3 1/2 years at half the cost of aid to Iraq and Afghanistan Given the economic prosperity of Europe in the post World War II decades, it is easy to lose sight of the profound dissension and vigorous debate that arose in the immediate aftermath of the d...

  • Marks54
    Apr 29, 2018

    At a time when the President of the United States disparages the European Union and NATO, it is important to remember the role the Atlantic Alliance has played since the end of World War II. President Trump can tweet and criticize these institutions all he wants, but you skirt their im...

    This is a stirring account of the after-war years during which the Marshall Plan (also known as the European Recovery Plan) was implemented. It is very impressive, outlining the efforts and dedication of the different personalities and countries who were motivated to put this economic ...

    A 600 page exhaustive history of the Marshall plan and the beginning of the cold war. This was a period when the history of Europe was set for a generation: the establishment of NATO, a European common market, the division and re-industrialization of Germany, the descent of the iron cu...

    It's a shame that this book doesn't really know what it is. Although nominally about the Marshall Plan, it only spends 35 pages detailing how it was implemented. Most of the book is about the wider struggle over post-World War II Europe, involving everything from the division of German...

    Not just a clear summary of the development and implementation of the Marshall Plan, but also a useful drawing out of the early stages of the Cold War. Steil understands and communicates the details of negotiations and more complex economic arguments to not overwhelm the general reader...

    The Marshall Plan by Benn Steil The Marshall Plan is an extremely well documented and extensively researched examination of how the plan changed the world in the late 1940?s, 50?s and even today. After World War II our European allies were on the verge of economic collapse. Thos...

    Steil uses his skills explaining economic policy (the Bretton Woods book was excellent) and a wave of newly available documents from eastern Europe to position the Marshall plan as early Cold War policy. At 400 pages, the details are rich and illustrative, and allow for full discussion...

    I just noticed this new history of the Marshall Plan and jumped in to read it. Books on the Marshall Plan are not normally page turners - I am still stuck in working through Michael Hogan?s history of the plan. Perhaps the allure is the chance to read about a capably crafted and some...