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Author Ahlberg, Kristin L., 1975-

Title Transplanting the great society : Lyndon Johnson and Food for peace / Kristin L. Ahlberg.

Imprint Columbia : University of Missouri Press, c2008.

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 Moore Stacks  HD9006.6 .A776 2008    Available  ---
Description xiv, 260 p. : ill.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Planting the seeds of a food for peace program -- LBJ and the growth of food for peace, 1963-1965 -- A time to reap, 1965-1969 -- Food for peace and the short tether: India, 1964-1968 -- Plowshares into swords: Israel, 1964-1968 -- Food for war: Vietnam, 1964-1968 -- Conclusion: final harvest.
Summary "Uses recently declassified sources to trace the successes and limitations of the Johnson administration's efforts to use food aid as a diplomatic tool during the Cold War, both to gain support for U.S. policies and to reward or punish allies such as Israel, India, and South Vietnam"--Provided by publisher.
Subject Food relief, American -- Political aspects.
Food supply -- Political aspects -- Developing countries.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Developing countries.
Developing countries -- Foreign relations -- United States.
Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973.
ISBN 9780826218193 (alk. paper)
0826218199 (alk. paper)