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About the Author
Table of ContentsContents 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
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Nick Cullather's pathbreaking book takes readers on a journey of understanding about the failures of the "development" model so beloved by American policymakers from before the Cold War to the present. It may well become famous as a turning point about how to think about world poverty and to stimulate new answers to it.
Lloyd Gardner, author of Three Kings: the Rise of an American Empire in the Middle East After World War II
A pioneering and transformative work that tracks the politics of hunger from the invention of the calorie to Asia's Cold War ideological battlegrounds, The Hungry World explores, with a sharp, lively sense of irony, American scientists' and policy-makers' relentless and often futile efforts to transmute the conflictual politics of rural deprivation into a technocratic politics of agricultural production.
Paul A. Kramer, author of The Blood of Government: Race, Empire, the United States and the Philippines
Facing insurgencies, U.S. officials and expert advisers want to fight famine, alleviate hunger, and ameliorate the conditions on which terrorism thrives. Nick Cullather's new book -- thoughtful, erudite, provocative -- is a vivid and timely explication of the hopes and disappointments of past efforts to modernize and develop.
Melvyn Leffler, For the Soul of Mankind: The United States, the Soviet Union, and the Cold War
Nick Cullather's exploration of the critical linkages between power politics, scientific and technical assistance, famine alarms and schemes to increase food production is one of the most original and engaging books to date on the impact of the cold war on the emerging states of the developing world.
Michael Adas, author of Dominance by Design: Technological Imperatives and America's Civilizing Mission