By Christopher Endy

While i used to be in class we needed to slog via textbooks that have been written via professors for professors. the concept that a publication must be unique and enjoyable to learn used to be under no circumstances thought of. It appeared that for a ebook to be appropriate to the professoriate it needed to be written in a turgid sort with an absolute absence of humor or own wit.

This isn't the case with Endy's publication, that's either scholarly and highly exciting. i'd suggest its adoption as a reader in classes in political technology and diplomatic heritage. while, it may be an interesting learn for somebody drawn to the aftermath of WWII and the reconstruction of Europe.

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S. soldiers in France highlighted tensions between Americans and French civilians, Time’s touristic view emphasized friendly relations (from Time, 18 June 1945). ’’ Soldiers still in France spent most of their time outside the military recreation areas and their enclaves of American abundance. While many enjoyed close or at least cordial bonds with French civilians, public attention in both nations focused on more spectacular cases of tension. ≥∞ Part of the problem could be linked to established stereotypes generated from previous decades of travel, with Americans acquiring a sexualized image of France and the French coming to view Americans as exceptionally wealthy.

A tireless executive, Trippe mastered the art of winning government mail contracts, which proved more profitable than human cargo in aviation’s early days. S. Post O≈ce o√ered a generous $2 million subsidy for any commercial operation that could send mail by air to Europe. With this enticement, Pan Am put together a transatlantic fleet and in 1939 proudly o√ered the world’s first passenger flights across the Atlantic. ∞∂ Wartime mobilization, along with the Roosevelt administration’s campaign for a more liberal international economic system, created new opportunities for expanded international air travel.

In arguing for foreign aid, Anne Morrow Lindbergh implored Americans to contribute to the civilization they loved to visit. ’’ Lindbergh believed that Americans ought to see foreign aid more positively, as their historic opportunity for ‘‘feeding the flame . . ’’∫≥ As a center of civilization, France, and especially Paris, appeared to travel writers as the property of all the world and therefore as something to be defended by Americans. ’’ Expressions of universality led to vows of commitment. A 1947 co√ee table souvenir book on Paris closed with the declaration: ‘‘Let us be thankful for Paris, our own.

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