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The Hungry World

America’s Cold War Battle against Poverty in Asia

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$30.00 • £24.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674725812

Publication Date: 09/09/2013

Text

368 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

9 halftones, 1 map in 8p mock insert

World

  • Illustrations
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • 1. The World Food Problem
  • 2. Mexico’s Way Out
  • 3. A Continent of Peasants
  • 4. We Shall Release the Waters
  • 5. A Very Big, Very Poor Country
  • 6. A Parable of Seeds
  • 7. You Can’t Eat Steel
  • 8. The Meaning of Famine
  • 9. The Conquest of Hunger
  • 10. Present at the Re-creation
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Archives
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • Shortlist, 2011 Lionel Gelber Prize, Lionel Gelber Foundation, Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, and Foreign Policy
  • 2011 Robert H. Ferrell Book Prize, Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations
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