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Rise to globalism : American foreign policy since 1938 /
Stephen E. Ambrose and Douglas G. Brinkley.
edition
9th rev. ed.
imprint
New York : Penguin Books, 2011.
description
xvi, 570 p.
ISBN
0142004944 (pbk.), 9780142004944 (pbk.)
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New York : Penguin Books, 2011.
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0142004944 (pbk.)
9780142004944 (pbk.)
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The twisting path to war -- The war in Europe -- The war in Asia -- The beginnings of the Cold War -- The Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Plan -- Containment tested -- Korea -- Eisenhower, Dulles, and the irreconcilable conflict -- From Hungary and Suez to Cuba -- Kennedy and the new frontiers -- Vietnam : paying the cost of containment -- Nixon, Détente, and the Debacle in Vietnam -- America in the Middle East and Africa -- Carter and human rights -- Reagan and the evil empire -- The end of the Cold War -- Bush and the Gulf War -- Clinton and democratic enlargement -- Clinton and the new post Cold War order -- The tragedy of September 11, 2001 -- After the attack and into Iraq.
catalogue key
7459512
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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An excellent survey of U.S foreign policy
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'ONE OF THE MOST LIVELY AND PROVOCATIVE INTERPRETIVE STUDIES OF THE MAJOR EVENTS IN RECENT AMERICAN DIPLOMATIC HISTORY.'- AMERICAN HISTORICAL REVIEWIncorporating the most recent scholarship, the ninth edition of this classic survey, newly revised and updated through the presidency of George W. Bush, offers a concise and informative overview of eh evolution of American foreign policy from 1938 to the present, focusing on such pivotal events as World War II, the Cuban Missile Crisis, Vietnam, and 9/11. Authors Ambrose and Brinkley also closely examine such topics as the Iran-Contra scandal, free election in Nicaragua, the rise of international terrorism, the Gulf War, and President Clinton's international trade policy. In light of the enormous global power of the United States, the authors analyse how American economic aggressiveness, racism, and fear of Communism have shaped the country's evolving foreign policy.'AN EXCELLENT SURVEY OF U.S. FOREIGN POLICY- LIBRARY JOURNAL
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'One of the most lively and provocative interpretive studies of the major events in recent American diplomatic history.' -American Historical ReviewSince it first appeared in 1971, Rise to Globalism has sold hundreds of thousands of copies. The ninth edition of this classic survey, now updated through the administration of George W. Bush, offers a concise and informative overview of the evolution of American foreign policy from 1938 to the present, focusing on such pivotal events as World War II, the Cuban Missile Crisis, Vietnam, and 9/11. Examining everything from the Iran-Contra scandal to the rise of international terrorism, the authors analyze-in light of the enormous global power of the United States-how American economic aggressiveness, racism, and fear of Communism have shaped the nation's evolving foreign policy.
Main Description
"One of the most lively and provocative interpretive studies of the major events in recent American diplomatic history." - American Historical Review Since it first appeared in 1971, Rise to Globalism has sold hundreds of thousands of copies. The ninth edition of this classic survey, now updated through the administration of George W. Bush, offers a concise and informative overview of the evolution of American foreign policy from 1938 to the present, focusing on such pivotal events as World War II, the Cuban Missile Crisis, Vietnam, and 9/11. Examining everything from the Iran-Contra scandal to the rise of international terrorism, the authors analyze-in light of the enormous global power of the United States-how American economic aggressiveness, racism, and fear of Communism have shaped the nation's evolving foreign policy.
Main Description
"One of the most lively and provocative interpretive studies of the major events in recent American diplomatic history." -American Historical Review Since it first appeared in 1971, Rise to Globalismhas sold hundreds of thousands of copies. The ninth edition of this classic survey, now updated through the administration of George W. Bush, offers a concise and informative overview of the evolution of American foreign policy from 1938 to the present, focusing on such pivotal events as World War II, the Cuban Missile Crisis, Vietnam, and 9/11. Examining everything from the Iran-Contra scandal to the rise of international terrorism, the authors analyze-in light of the enormous global power of the United States-how American economic aggressiveness, racism, and fear of Communism have shaped the nation's evolving foreign policy.
Main Description
Since it first appeared in 1971, Rise to Globalism has sold hundreds of thousands of copies. The ninth edition of this classic survey, now updated through the administration of George W. Bush, offers a concise and informative overview of the evolution of American foreign policy from 1938 to the present, focusing on such pivotal events as World War II, the Cuban Missile Crisis, Vietnam, and 9/11. Examining everything from the Iran-Contra scandal to the rise of international terrorism, the authors analyze-in light of the enormous global power of the United States-how American economic aggressiveness, racism, and fear of Communism have shaped the nation's evolving foreign policy.
Table of Contents
List of Mapsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
The Twisting Path to Warp. 1
The War in Europep. 15
The War in Asiap. 35
The Beginnings of the Cold Warp. 52
The Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Planp. 75
Containment Testedp. 95
Koreap. 114
Eisenhower, Dulles, and the Irreconcilable Conflictp. 127
From Hungary and Suez to Cubap. 151
Kennedy and the New Frontiersp. 171
Vietnam: Paying the Cost of Containmentp. 190
Nixon, Détente, and the Debacle in Vietnamp. 224
America in the Middle East and Africap. 254
Carter and Human Rightsp. 280
Reagan and the Evil Empirep. 303
The End of the Cold Warp. 352
Bush and the Gulf Warp. 381
Clinton and Democratic Enlargementp. 399
Clinton and the New Post-Cold War Orderp. 431
The Tragedy of September 11, 2001p. 461
After the Attack and Into Iraqp. 473
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 513
Indexp. 531
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