48 Hours in Los Angeles (Regional Travel Guide) by Lonely Planet

By Lonely Planet

Ideal days in l. a.. even if you’re an area trying to find a protracted weekend break out, or a customer seeking to discover, Lonely Planet’s journeys sequence deals the easiest itineraries – and makes it effortless to devise the fitting journey time and again.Everyone understands road-tripping is the final word technique to event america. you could force up, down, throughout, round or directly via each country at the continental map. We’re the following that can assist you slender down the choices. no matter if you’re on a quest for that excellent Pacific Northwest microbrewery pint, clean lobster correct off the boat in Maine or the best vintage all-night diners in New Jersey, we’ve acquired you lined. Our authors drove, paddled, walked, cycled, rode the rails and hopped buses all around the state to carry you their ninety nine favourite journeys around the US.

This eBook-only delivering is an excerpt of Lonely Planet’s USA’s top journeys, which include ninety nine themed itineraries throughout the United States. The journey selected for this publication contains:
• actions for each curiosity, from ancient Hollywood to ocean-side amusements
• meals & drink for each flavor, from greasy spoon favorites to roof-top cocktails
• lodge concepts variety from captivating hideaways to swanky sundown Strip digs

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Hoffman had impressed Congress with his testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the potential economic impact of the Marshall Plan. White House officials agreed with Vandenberg. Truman appointed Hoffman as administrator of the ECA. He was sworn in on April 9, 1948. , Hoffman immediately jumped into his daunting assignment. He began building the ECA from scratch. He hired the best and brightest people from business, government, and universities to staff the agency. Hoffman focused his efforts on managing the ECA and promoting the Marshall Plan.

The economic consequences of such a disaster would be very, very, very great to us. ”7 The most influential person to testify before Congress was George Marshall.  .  .  . 8 Because the Marshall Plan was so large and touched on so many issues, it enabled the Truman administration to respond effectively to whatever concerns members of Congress had. If a congressman was worried about the spread of communism, the administration showed how the plan would thwart communist objectives in Western Europe.

In current dollars, it would be about $150 billion). S. government budget for those four years. The Truman administration wanted to appoint an ECA administrator as quickly as possible. White House officials had several prominent Democrats in mind to lead the agency. Senator Vandenberg, however, stepped in. He firmly suggested that the White House appoint someone whom the Republicans in Congress would find acceptable. The senator recommended Paul Hoffman, a well-known businessman. As president of the Studebaker automobile company, he had pulled the company out of bankruptcy.

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