HARRY S. TRUMAN, "SPECIAL MESSAGE TO THE CONGRESS ON GREECE AND TURKEY: THE TRUMAN DOCTRINE"

(12 MARCH 1947):  SUGGESTED READINGS, AUDIO-VISUAL MATERIALS,

AND ON-LINE RESOURCES

 

Readings

Anderson, Terry H. The United States, Great Britain, and the Cold War, 1944-1947. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1981.

Beer, Francis A., and Christ'l De Landtsheer, eds. "Metaphors, Politics, and World Politics." In Metaphorical World Politics, 5-52. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2004.

Beer, Francis A., and Robert Hariman, eds. "Realism and Rhetoric in International Relations." In Post-Realism: The Rhetorical Turn in International Relations, 1-30. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 1996.

Bernstein, Barton J., and Allen J. Matusow, eds. The Truman Administration: A Documentary History. New York and London: Harper & Row, 1966.

Bostdorff, Denise M. Proclaiming the Truman Doctrine: The Cold War Call to Arms. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2008.

Brockriede, Wayne, and Robert L. Scott. Moments in the Rhetoric of the Cold War. New York: Random House, 1970.

Carlin, Diana B. "Harry S. Truman: From Whistle-Stops to the Halls of Congress." In Presidential Speechwriting: From the New Deal to the Reagan Revolution and Beyond. Edited by Kurt Ritter and Martin J. Medhurst, 40-67. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2003.

Chilton, Paul A.  Security Metaphors: Cold War Discourse from Containment to Common House. New York: Peter Lang, 1996.

Chomsky, Daniel. "Advance Agent of the Truman Doctrine: The United States, The New York Times, and the Greek Civil War." Political Communication 17 (October-December 2000): 415-432.

Close, David. The Origins of the Greek Civil War.  New York and London: Longman, 1995.

Costigliola, Frank. "The Creation of Memory and Myth: Stalin's 1946 Election Speech and the Soviet Threat." In Critical Reflections on the Cold War: Linking Rhetoric and History. Edited by Martin J. Medhurst and H.W. Brands, 38-54. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2000.

Crockatt, Richard. The Fifty Year War: The United States and the Soviet Union in World Politics, 1941-1991. London and New York: Routledge, 1995.

De Santis, Hugh. The Diplomacy of Silence: The American Foreign Service, the Soviet Union, and the Cold War, 1933-1947. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1980.

Elsey, George McKee. An Unplanned Life. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2005.

Ferrell, Robert H. "Diplomacy Without Armaments, 1945-1950." In The Romance of History. Edited by Scott L. Bills and E. Timothy Smith, 35-49. Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 1997.

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1947.  Vol. 5, The Near East and Africa. Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Office, 1971.  (FRUS)

Gaddis, John Lewis. The United States and the Origins of the Cold War, 1941-1947. New York: Columbia University Press, 1972.

Gregg, Richard B. "Embodied Meaning in American Public Discourse during the Cold War." In Metaphorical World Politics. Edited by Francis A. Beer and Christ'l De Landtsheer, 59-73. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2004.

Hamby, Alonzo L. "Harry S. Truman and the Origins of the Truman Doctrine." In The Truman Doctrine of Aid to Greece: A Fifty-Year Retrospective. Edited by Eugene T. Rossides, 12-23. New York and Washington, DC: Academy of Political Science and American Hellenic Institute Foundation, 1998.

Harbutt, Fraser J. The Iron Curtain: Churchill, America, and the Origins of the Cold War. New York: Oxford University Press, 1986.

Hart, Roderick P. Verbal Style and the Presidency: A Computer-Based Analysis. Orlando, FL: Academic, 1984.

Hinds, Lynn Boyd, and Theodore Otto Windt, Jr. The Cold War as Rhetoric: The Beginnings 1945-1950.  Westport, CT: Praeger, 1991.

Hogan, Michael J. A Cross of Iron: Harry S. Truman and the Origins of the National Security State, 1945-1954. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1998.

Ivie, Robert L. "Fire, Flood, and Red Fever: Motivating Metaphors of Global Emergency in the Truman Doctrine Speech." Presidential Studies Quarterly 29 (1999): 570-591.

---. "Literalizing the Metaphor of Soviet Savagery: President Truman's Plain Style." Southern Speech Communication Journal 51 (1986): 91-105.

Jones, Howard. "A Reassessment of the Truman Doctrine and Its Impact on Greece and U.S. Foreign Policy." The Truman Doctrine of Aid to Greece: A Fifty-Year Retrospective. Edited by Eugene Rossides, 24-41. New York and Washington, DC: Academy of Political Science and American Hellenic Institute Foundation, 1998.

Jones, Joseph Marion. The Fifteen Weeks: An Inside Account of the Genesis of the Marshall Plan.  New York: Harbinger, 1955.

Kuniholm, Bruce Robellet. The Origins of the Cold War in the Near East. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1980.

Leffler, Melvyn P. A Preponderance of Power: National Security, the Truman Administration, and the Cold War. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1992.

Maddox, Robert James. From War to Cold War: The Education of Harry S. Truman. Boulder, CO and London: Westview Press, 1988.

Medhurst, Martin J. "Truman's Rhetorical Reticence, 1945-1947: An Interpretive Essay." Quarterly Journal of Speech 75 (1988): 52-70.

Offner, Arnold A. Another Such Victory: President Truman and the Cold War, 1945-1953. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2002.

Ojserkis, Raymond P. Beginnings of the Cold War Arms Race: The Truman Administration and the U.S. Arms Build-Up. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2003.

Rossides, Eugene T. The Truman Doctrine of Aid to Greece: A Fifty-Year Retrospective. Washington, DC, and New York:  Academy of Political Science and American Hellenic Institute Foundation, 1998.

Ryan, Halford R. Harry S. Truman: Presidential Rhetoric. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1993.

Truman, Harry S. Public Papers of the Presidents, 1947. Washington, D.C.: United States Government Printing Office, 1963.

Underhill, Robert. The Truman Persuasions. Ames: Iowa State University Press, 1981.

White, Eugene E., and Clair R. Henderlider. "What Harry Truman Told Us about His Speaking." Quarterly Journal of Speech 40 (1954): 37-42.

 

Audio-Visual Materials

CNN: Cold War. Atlanta, GA: Turner Home Entertainment, 1998. Video Recording.

Decision: The Conflicts of Harry S. Truman--Butter and Guns. Columbia Pictures-Ben Gradus in Association with Screen Gems and David Noyes, 1964. Motion Picture Collection.  Truman Library.

Grubin, David. American Experience: Truman. Boston, MA: PBS, 2006. Video Recording.

Truman, Harry S. "Special Message to the Congress on Greece and Turkey: The Truman Doctrine." March 12, 1947. Truman Library. Available at: http://www.trumanlibrary.org/audio/sr64-47.ram. Audio Recording.

 

On-Line Resources

Churchill, Winston. "Sinews of Peace." March 5, 1946. Westminster College. Fulton, MO. Available at The Churchill Centre, www.winstonchurchill.org.

Cold War Experience--Episode 2: Iron Curtain, 1945-1947.  CNN Interactive.  Available at: http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/cold.war/episodes/02/.

Cold War Experience--Episode 3: The Marshall Plan, 1947-1952.  CNN Interactive.  Available at: http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/cold.war/episodes/03/.

Cold War Experience--Episode 6: Reds, 1947-1953.  CNN Interactive.  Available at: http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/cold.war/episodes/06/.

Truman Doctrine Documents, Memos, and Speech Drafts. Project Whistlestop. Truman Library. Available at: http://www.trumanlibrary.org/whistlestop/study_collections/doctrine/large/documents/index.php.