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Franklin D. Roosevelt and American foreign policy, 1932-1945 [electronic resource] : with a new afterword /
Robert Dallek.
imprint
New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
description
xii, 671 p. : maps ; 21 cm.
ISBN
0195097327 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
format(s)
Book
More Details
imprint
New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
isbn
0195097327 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
general note
"First published in 1979"--T.p. verso.
catalogue key
7925260
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 633-642) and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Robert Dallek is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Awards
This item was nominated for the following awards:
Bancroft Prize, USA, 1980 : Won
Reviews
Review Quotes
"A book that will become a landmark in its field, indispensable toscholars and critical to our understanding of American foreign policy."--The NewRepublic
"A book that will become a landmark in its field, indispensable to scholars and critical to our understanding of American foreign policy."--The New Republic
"A dazzling narrative...elegant...history on the grandest scale, embracinga world-wide cast of characters and all the continents....All the heroes andvillains of the day before yesterday are alive again in thesepages--particularly Churchill, Stalin, DeGaulle, and Chiang."--New York TimesBook Review
"A dazzling narrative...elegant...history on the grandest scale, embracing a world-wide cast of characters and all the continents....All the heroes and villains of the day before yesterday are alive again in these pages--particularly Churchill, Stalin, DeGaulle, and Chiang."--New York TimesBook Review
"A dazzling narrative...elegant...history on the grandest scale, embracing a world-wide cast of characters and all the continents....All the heroes and villains of the day before yesterday are alive again in these pages--particularly Churchill, Stalin, DeGaulle, and Chiang."-- New York Times Book Review "A book that will become a landmark in its field, indispensable to scholars and critical to our understanding of American foreign policy."-- The New Republic
"A dazzling narrative...elegant...history on the grandest scale, embracing a world-wide cast of characters and all the continents....All the heroes and villains of the day before yesterday are alive again in these pages--particularly Churchill, Stalin, DeGaulle, and Chiang."--New York Times BookReview "A book that will become a landmark in its field, indispensable to scholars and critical to our understanding of American foreign policy."--The New Republic
"Lucid, sympathetic, but critical, this is, quite simply, the best book that has been written on this important subject."--William E. Leuchtenburg, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
"With archival riches evident on almost every page and with the relevantmonographic literature thoroughly absorbed, this lucid study will please scholarand general reader alike."--Journal of American History
"With archival riches evident on almost every page and with the relevant monographic literature thoroughly absorbed, this lucid study will please scholar and general reader alike."--Journal of American History
"A dazzling narrative...elegant...history on the grandest scale, embracing a world-wide cast of characters and all the continents....All the heroes and villains of the day before yesterday are alive again in these pages--particularly Churchill, Stalin, DeGaulle, and Chiang."--New York Times Book Review"A book that will become a landmark in its field, indispensable to scholars and critical to our understanding of American foreign policy."--The New Republic"Lucid, sympathetic, but critical, this is, quite simply, the best book that has been written on this important subject."--William E. Leuchtenburg, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill"With archival riches evident on almost every page and with the relevant monographic literature thoroughly absorbed, this lucid study will please scholar and general reader alike."--Journal of American History
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Summaries
Long Description
For this new edition, Dallek has added an Afterword to his classic, Bancroft Prize-winning study of Franklin Roosevelt's diplomacy, which was first published in 1981. He answers recent critics who have attacked Roosevelt for producing Pearl Harbor, for 'giving away' Eastern Europe to Stalin at Yalta, and for abandoning European Jews during the Holocaust. Dallek reaffirms the strength and effectiveness of Roosevelt's diplomacy and wartime leadership.
Main Description
Since the original publication of this classic book in 1979, Roosevelt's foreign policy has come under attack on three main points: Was Roosevelt responsible for the confrontation with Japan that led to the attack at Pearl Harbor? Did Roosevelt "give away" Eastern Europe to Stalin and theU.S.S.R. at Yalta? And, most significantly, did Roosevelt abandon Europe's Jews to the Holocaust, making no direct effort to aid them? In a new Afterword to his definitive history, Dallek vigorously and brilliantly defends Roosevelt's policy. He emphasizes how Roosevelt operated as a master politician in maintaining a national consensus for his foreign policy throughout his presidency and how he brilliantly achieved his policyand military goals.
Main Description
Since the original publication of this classic book in 1979, Roosevelt's foreign policy has come under attack on three main points: Was Roosevelt responsible for the confrontation with Japan that led to the attack at Pearl Harbor? Did Roosevelt "give away" Eastern Europe to Stalin and the U.S.S.R. at Yalta? And, most significantly, did Roosevelt abandon Europe's Jews to the Holocaust, making no direct effort to aid them? In a new Afterword to his definitive history, Dallek vigorously and brilliantly defends Roosevelt's policy. He emphasizes how Roosevelt operated as a master politician in maintaining a national consensus for his foreign policy throughout his presidency and how he brilliantly achieved his policy and military goals.
Table of Contents
Prologue An American Internationalistp. 3
The Internationalist as Nationalist, 1932-1934
First Things Firstp. 23
The Diplomacy of Hopep. 35
...and Nationalismp. 59
Farewell to Internationalismp. 78
The Internationalist as Isolationist, 1935-1938
Muddling Throughp. 101
Standing Stillp. 122
Gesturesp. 144
The Politics of Foreign Policy, 1939-1941
Limited Influencep. 171
The Reluctant Neutralp. 199
Conflict and Compromisep. 233
The Tortuous Road to Warp. 269
The Idealist as Realist, 1942-1945
The Struggle for Unityp. 317
Balancing Needsp. 362
Alliance Politicsp. 406
1944: Victories and Doubtsp. 442
Will There Be Peace?p. 485
Epilogue Rossevelt as Foreign Policy Leaderp. 529
Afterword 1995p. 539
A Note on Sources and Notesp. 553
Selected Bibliographyp. 633
Indexp. 643
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