Crucible of Power: A History of American Foreign Relations from 1945

Crucible of Power: A History of American Foreign Relations from 1945

by Howard Jones
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0742564541

ISBN-13: 9780742564541

Pub. Date: 12/16/2008

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Employing a narrative approach that uncovers the tangled and often confusing nature of foreign affairs, Crucible of Power focuses on the personalities, security interests, and post-war/Cold War tendencies behind the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy since 1945. The book includes updated coverage of the Bush administration's foreign policy, with

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Employing a narrative approach that uncovers the tangled and often confusing nature of foreign affairs, Crucible of Power focuses on the personalities, security interests, and post-war/Cold War tendencies behind the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy since 1945. The book includes updated coverage of the Bush administration's foreign policy, with particular emphasis on the Middle East. Selections from key foreign policy documents appear in each chapter.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742564541
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/16/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Cold War and Containment in Europe and the Near East, 1945–1950
Chapter 2: Cold War and Containment in East Asia, 1950–1953
Chapter 3: Containment Continued: The Eisenhower Years, 1953–1961
Chapter 4: Containment at the Brink: Kennedy and Cuba, 1961–1963
Chapter 5: Containment in Collapse: Johnson and Vietnam, 1963–1969
Chapter 6: Vietnamization through Détente: A New Containment, 1969–1977
Chapter 7: The New World Order: Jimmy Carter and the Diplomacy of Human Rights, 1977–1981
Chapter 8: Cold War II: Reagan and the Revival of Containment, 1981–1989
Chapter 9: The End of the Cold War and the Outbreak of Regional Conflicts, 1989–2001
Chapter 10: President George W. Bush and Missionary Diplomacy: 9/11, the Preemptive War with Iraq, and the Global War on Terrorism, 2001–

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