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Dictionary of American diplomatic history /
John E. Findling.
edition
2nd ed., rev. and expanded. --
imprint
New York : Greenwood Press, c1989.
description
xxxiii, 674 p. : ill.
ISBN
0313260249 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
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imprint
New York : Greenwood Press, c1989.
isbn
0313260249 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
catalogue key
500041
 
Includes bibliographical references.
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Appeared in Choice on 1990-02:
It is refreshing to find a work that really is "revised" and "expanded." Findling has made a good reference work better by adding nearly 100 new entries to the first edition (CH, Oct '80) to cover the last years of the Carter presidency and most of the Reagan years. The strength of this work is Findling's treatment of personages, events, and organizations. He stresses not only the who, what, where, and how but also states the significance of the aforementioned entrants. The weak point of the work is the short treatment given to concepts such as containment, the Monroe Doctrine, and the Cold War, to name a few. The three-volume Encyclopedia of American Foreign Policy, ed. by Alexander DeConde (CH, Dec '78) does a better job of treating larger concepts. To his credit, Findling gives the user helpful references for further readings on each entry. A library owning the first edition can confidently add the second. Findling's book is an important and necessary reference tool for all college libraries. -R. Dyson, Montana State University
Appeared in Library Journal on 1989-11-01:
An expanded and revised edition of the 1980 work ( LJ 3/1/80), this includes some 1200 entries (up from about 1000 in the first edition) on individuals, topics, and events associated with American diplomacy from the Revolution to 1988. The previous edition went up to 1978. LJ' s reviewer called the entries a ``well-balanced and sensible selection,'' and was particularly impressed with the bibliographical notes and sources for further study, and the extensive cross-referencing, still evident in the new addition . Academic and large public libraries should consider.-- Francine Fialkoff, ``Library Journal'' (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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Library Journal, November 1989
Choice, February 1990
Reference & Research Book News, April 1990
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Table of Contents
Preface
Introduction
The Dictionary
Chronology of American Diplomatic History
Key Diplomatic Personnel, Listed by Presidential Administration
Initiation, Suspension, and Termination of Diplomatic Relations
Place of Birth
Locations of Manuscript Collections and Oral Histories
Index
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