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Lincoln Gordon: Architect of Cold War Foreign Policy

Bruce L.R. Smith

Abstract

After World War II, American statesman and scholar Lincoln Gordon emerged as one of the key players in the reconstruction of Europe. During his long career, Gordon worked as an aide to National Security Adviser Averill Harriman in President Truman’s administration; for President John F. Kennedy as an author of the Alliance for Progress and as an adviser on Latin American policy; and for President Lyndon B. Johnson as assistant secretary of state. Gordon also served as the United States ambassador to Brazil under both Kennedy and Johnson. Outside the political sphere, he devoted his considerabl ... More

Keywords: Lincoln Gordon, American Foreign Policy, Harry S. Truman, Cold War

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780813156552
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813156552.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bruce L.R. Smith, author
Columbia University, Brookings Institution