The debate continues in Britain over the influence, benign or otherwise, of the European Union on our everyday lives. How did the EU evolve and how did it develop? This biography attempts to answer these questions by bringing to life the founding father of European unity, Jean Monnet. A pragmatic internationalist, he had established by the end of World War II a network of contacts which enabled him to move behind the scenes of American and European governments wielding great influence. Monnet remains little known, was never elected to public office and was an insider to the European bureacracies he galvanized. This book describes the "statesman without a state", the man who Dean Acheson talked of as someone "with a pragmatic view of Europe's need to escape its historical parochialism".
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In this sweeping biography, Francois Duchene explores Monnet's complex personality, from his birth in Cognac through his eventful political and personal lives. First a merchant in the countryside of France, from 1919 to 1923 Monnet was Deputy General of the League of Nations. During the Second World War, he was a member of the Washington-based British Supply Council; in 1947, he drafted the Monnet Plan, calling for the modernization of French industry and agriculture. This led to France's participation in the Marshall Plan, and later, in Monnet's drafting of the Schuman Plan, establishing the European Coal and Steel Community, of which Monnet was the first president. In the 1950s, Monnet organized the Action Committee for a United States of Europe, which supported development of the European Common Market. He remained active in the movement towards unification throughout his long life.About the Author:
Douglas G. Brinkley is the director of the Theodore Roosevelt Center for American Civilization and Professor of History at Tulane University. He authored two "New York Times" Best Sellers: "Tour of Duty: John Kerry and the Vietnam War" and "Voices of Valor: D-Day; June 6, 1944." He is the official historian for "NBC News." Dr. Brinkley is contributing editor for the "Los Angeles Times Book Review" and "American Heritage" and a contributor to the "New York Times"and "The New Yorker."
Clifford Hackett is Executive Director of the American Council for Jean Monnet Studies. He served ten years in the foreign service and spent more than 13 years working on Capitol Hill where he became interested in the European Community.
George W. Ball is one of America's foremost experts on US-European affairs. He served as Under Secretary of State in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. He is an international lawyer.
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Descrizione libro W W Norton & Co Inc, 1994. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110393034976
Descrizione libro Nov 01, 1994. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria tax gde judge 9`616 10
Descrizione libro W W Norton & Co Inc, 1994. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0393034976