By James Edward Miller
Targeting probably the most dramatic and arguable sessions in sleek Greek heritage and within the background of the chilly struggle, James Edward Miller offers the 1st research to hire a variety of foreign archives—American, Greek, English, and French—together with overseas language courses to make clear the position the U.S. performed in Greece among the termination of its civil conflict in 1949 and Turkey's 1974 invasion of Cyprus.Miller demonstrates how U.S. officers sought, over a interval of twenty-five years, to domesticate Greece as a strategic chilly battle best friend so as to cost the unfold of Soviet impact. the us supported Greece's executive via large-scale army relief, significant funding of capital, and intermittent efforts to reform the political procedure. Miller examines the ways that American and Greek officers cooperated in—and struggled over—the political destiny and the modernization of the rustic. all through, he evaluates the activities of the main figures concerned, from George Papandreou and his son Andreas, to King Constantine, and from John Foster Dulles and Dwight D. Eisenhower to Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger. Miller's enticing research bargains a nuanced and well-balanced evaluate of occasions that also impression Mediterranean politics this day.