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The Conversion of Senator Arthur H. Vandenberg: From Isolation to International Engagement

Lawrence S. Kaplan


This book argues for the importance of Arthur H. Vandenberg’s role in America’s conversion to a new status in the world, placing Vandenberg’s name alongside other influential figures such as George Kennan, Dean Acheson, and John Foster Dulles. Vandenberg was a public man, well aware of his importance to his community, party, and nation. As co-secretary of state, he played a major role in bringing the Republican Party into a bipartisan relationship with the Truman administration. As chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in 1947 and 1948 and as ranking Republican on that committee i ... More

Keywords: Arthur H. Vandenberg, isolationism, internationalism, NATO, North Atlantic Treaty, Truman Doctrine, Marshall Plan, Military Assistance Program, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Vandenberg Resolution

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780813160559
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813160559.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lawrence S. Kaplan, author
Georgetown University