Review by Choice Review
Jones has well-established academic credentials in the field of US diplomatic history. His research for this work is strongly shown by the 68 pages of notes that accompany the text. Contents cover the Truman Doctrine, reasons for its development, its application in the Greek Civil War, and the foreign policy it introduced. The work is scholarly in presentation. At the same time it is not ponderous, but allows the reader to move along. The ultimate value of this study lies in the author's ability to show how containment, flexible response, and, ultimately, Vietnam grew out of the Doctrine. A fine, well-documented, and clear exposition. The frontispiece map is useful, but would have been better incorporated into the text. Photos in the midsection help to identify the major participants. Adequate index; good printing and binding. Upper-division undergraduates and above. -W. T. Eagan, University of Southern Colorado
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