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: 0742564533

ISBN-13: 9780742564534

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 postwar / 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 postwar / 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:
9780742564534
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/16/2008
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

List of Maps ix

Acknowledgments xi

Preface xiii

1 Cold War and Containment in Europe and the Near East, 1945-1950 1

2 Cold War and Containment in East Asia, 1950-1953 37

3 Containment Continued: The Eisenhower Years, 1953-1961 63

4 Containment at the Brink: Kennedy and Cuba, 1961-1963 103

5 Containment in Collapse: Johnson and Vietnam, 1963-1969 139

6 Vietnamization through Detente: A New Containment, 1969-1977 177

7 The New World Order: Jimmy Carter and the Diplomacy of Human Rights, 1977-1981 215

8 Cold War II: Reagan and the Revival of Containment, 1981-1989 245

9 The End of the Cold War and the Outbreak of Regional Conflicts, 1989-2001 285

10 President George W. Bush and Missionary Diplomacy: 9/11, the Preemptive War with Iraq, and the Global War on Terrorism, 2001- 329

Index 371

About the Author 383

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