Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
978-0-8420-2631-4 • Hardback • October 2000 • $132.00 • (£102.00)
978-0-8420-2632-1 • Paperback • October 2000 • $49.00 • (£38.00)
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David F. Schmitz holds the Robert Allen Skotheim Chair of History at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington.
Chapter 1 Preparation of a Policymaker
Chapter 2 Taft, Roosevelt, and the Progressive Stimson
Chapter 3 The White Man's Burden
Chapter 4 Spears of Straw amd Swords of Ice
Chapter 5 The Only Deadly Sin is Cynicism
Chapter 6 Architect of Victory
Chapter 7 Conclusion: Elder Statesman
Written with verve, filled with insights into the man and his times, David Schmitz's biography of Henry L. Stimson provides a marvelous window on American foreign policy in the first half of this century—the crucial era that defined the nation's role to this day. The book demonstrates why fine political history is indispensable to our understanding.
— Lloyd Gardner, Rutgers University
An impressive and quite comprehensive short biography of one of the most significant American statemen of the first half of the twentieth century. Davaid Schmitz's thoughtful exploration of Henry L. Stimson's public life sheds much light on the exercise of American power—or lack thereof—from the war with Spain through the Second World War.
— Wilson D. Miscambe, C.S.C., University of Notre Dame
A smart book about a wise man. Carefully researched and well written, it is both a scholarly contribution to the history of twentieth-century American diplomacy and an excellent choice for college courses.
— Martin Sherwin, Tufts University, author of A World Destroyed: Hiroshima and Its Legacies