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Allies apart : Heath, Nixon and the Anglo-American relationship /
Andrew Scott.
imprint
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
description
xi, 255 p.
ISBN
0230283985 (hardback), 9780230283985 (hardback)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
isbn
0230283985 (hardback)
9780230283985 (hardback)
contents note
Joining Europe -- The Nixon shocks : the opening to China and new economic policy -- The South Asia crisis -- Negotiating détente : SALT and the prevention of nuclear war agreement -- The year of Europe -- The Middle East crisis.
catalogue key
8241135
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 238-247) and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Andrew Scott is currently a policy adviser at the Cabinet Office in London, UK. He completed his PhD at the University of Cambridge, having gained degrees in international history at the University of Leeds and the London School of Economics, UK. He has also held visiting fellowships at Yale University, USA.
Reviews
Review Quotes
'Scott has written a ground-breaking study of a pivotal era in Anglo-American relations. Based on exhaustive research in British and American archives, this is an essential text for scholars working in the field.' Nigel Ashton, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK 'In this richly researched, carefully argued, and well-written book, Andrew Scott demolishes many of the myths surrounding Anglo-American relations under Richard Nixon and Ted Heath.' Andrew Preston, Clare College, University of Cambridge, UK
'Scott has written a ground-breaking study of a pivotal era in Anglo-American relations. Based on exhaustive research in British and American archives, this is an essential text for scholars working in the field.' Nigel Ashton, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK 'In this richly researched, carefully argued, and well-written book, Andrew Scott demolishes many of the myths surrounding Anglo-American relations under Richard Nixon and Ted Heath.' Andrew Preston, Clare College, University of Cambridge, UK 'Allies Apart articulates a credible, concise and convincing new perspective on the development of the 'special relationship', raising revisionary ideas about its perception and utility amongst top-level officialdom...Thoroughly researched and argued, it should serve both as a valuable monograph contribution and as a useful compliment to recent collections of this era...' - Alex Spelling, University of Aberdeen, Contemporary British History '...well researched work that has also the great merit to fit European integration history into a broader international and European narrative.' -Journal of European Integration History
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Summaries
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To date, the Heath-Nixon years have been widely portrayed as marking a low-point in the history of Anglo-American relations - even the end of the 'special relationship'; using a wealth of material on both sides of the Atlantic, and examining a range of global developments, this book offers a fresh interpretation of this pivotal period.
Description for Bookstore
A fresh interpretation of a pivotal period in the 'special relationship', re-telling of the story of Anglo-American relations during the Heath-Nixon years
Long Description
Allies Apart tells the story of Anglo-American relations at a pivotal time, with Britain joining Europe and the US pursing d tente with the communist superpowers. To date, the period has been widely portrayed as a low-point for the Anglo-American alliance “ even the end of the so-called 'special relationship'. Using newly-released material from both sides of the Atlantic, Andrew Scott examines if and why this has been the case. Whereas commentators and historians have previously blamed Edward Heath for deliberately downgrading relations with Washington in order to open the door to Europe, Scott reveals a very different perspective, demonstrating the extent to which policy-making under Richard Nixon “ assisted by his chief adviser, Henry Kissinger “ affected transatlantic relations. As the White House set out to transform international relations, overhaul the global economic order and impose its Cold War rivalry on regional crises, London was left feeling impotent, marginalized and even double-crossed “ all of which fuelled the case for Europe.
Long Description
Allies Apart tells the story of Anglo-American relations at a pivotal time, with Britain joining Europe and the US pursuing détente with the communist superpowers. To date, the period has been widely portrayed as a low-point for the Anglo-American alliance - even the end of the so-called 'special relationship'. Using newly released material from both sides of the Atlantic, Andrew Scott examines if and why this was the case. Whereas commentators and historians have previously blamed Edward Heath for deliberately downgrading relations with Washington in order to open the door to Europe, Scott reveals a very different perspective, demonstrating the extent to which policy-making under Richard Nixon assisted by his chief adviser, Henry Kissinger affected transatlantic relations. As the White House set out to transform international relations, overhaul the global economic order and impose its Cold War rivalry on regional crises, London was left feeling impotent, marginalised and even double-crossed all of which fuelled the case for Europe.
Main Description
To date, the Heath-Nixon years have been widely portrayed as marking a low-point in the history of Anglo-American relations - even the end of the "special relationship"; using a wealth of archival material on both sides of the Atlantic, and examining a range of global developments, Allies Apart offers a fresh interpretation of this pivotal period.
Main Description
To date, the Heath-Nixon years have been widely portrayed as marking a low-point in the history of Anglo-American relations -- even the end of the "special relationship"; using a wealth of archival material on both sides of the Atlantic, and examining a range of global developments, Allies Apart offers a fresh interpretation of this pivotal period.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgementsp. viii
Abbreviationsp. x
Introductionp. 1
Joining Europep. 18
The Nixon Shocks: The Opening to China and New Economic Policyp. 50
The South Asia Crisisp. 80
Negotiating Detente: SALT and the Prevention of Nuclear War Agreementp. 108
The Year of Europep. 140
The Middle East Crisisp. 166
Conclusionp. 196
Notesp. 205
Bibliographyp. 238
Indexp. 248
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