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    Recovery and Restoration: U.S. Foreign Policy and the Politics of Reconstruction of West Germany's Shipbuilding Industry, 1945-1955 (Praeger Series in Political Economy,) (Hardback) By (author) Henry Burke Wend

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    DescriptionBecause of Germany's strong reputation in naval construction, the Allies slated the shipbuilding industry for dismantling after 1945; however, by 1955, West German shipbuilders had regained their place among the world leaders in this industry. This study traces the reconstruction through the labyrinth of Cold War diplomacy, foreign aid programs, and West German politics. By linking the histories of U.S. foreign policy, German business, and postwar Americanization, Wend demonstrates not just the impact of U.S. policy on West German reconstruction, but also the influence of local actors on the direction, implementation, and success of U.S. policies. The recovery of German shipbuilding meshed well with most of the Truman administration's critical foreign policy initiatives, including the Marshall Plan. As American commitments became globalized, the U.S. relied heavily on West German actors and their institutions for the successful implementation of its policies. In shipbuilding, this reliance strengthened the role of the industrial association, the vertical integration of shipyards with Ruhr industries, and awakened opposition of British and American interest groups. Although U.S. policies failed to alter this industry's structure, West Germans did accept the American production model in the reconfiguration of individual shipyards in the 1950s.


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    Title
    Recovery and Restoration
    Subtitle
    U.S. Foreign Policy and the Politics of Reconstruction of West Germany's Shipbuilding Industry, 1945-1955
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Henry Burke Wend
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 163 mm
    Height: 244 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 572 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780275969905
    ISBN 10: 0275969908
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17430
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DFG
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW3, HBJD
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJPG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S4.8
    BIC subject category V2: KNGS
    BIC E4L: TRA
    BIC subject category V2: JPS
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 650
    BISAC V2.8: HIS010000, POL010000, POL011000
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS038000
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    DC21: 327.7304309044
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    DC22: 327.7304309
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036060
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    DC22: 327.73043/09/044
    LC classification: E183.8.G3 W43 2001
    Thema V1.0: JPS, NHD, KND, KNG
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1KBB, 1DFG
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3MPQ, 3MPQM
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    ABC-CLIO
    Imprint name
    Praeger Publishers Inc
    Publication date
    30 July 2001
    Publication City/Country
    Westport
    Review quote
    .,."should be considered by all intersted in postwar German and European reconstruction."-Business History Review