The Dominican Intervention / Edition 1

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Drawing on nearly 150 personal interviews with individuals in the DominicanRepublic and the United States, on rare access to classified U.S. government documents, and on his own first-hand experiences during the crisis, Abraham F. Lowenthal rejects official, liberal, and radical accounts of the intervention. Instead, he explains it as the product of fundamental premises, of decision-making procedures, and of bureaucratic politics. In a new preface, Lowenthal discusses the Dominican intervention in its Cold War context and in comparative and theoretical perspective. As the issue of U.S. military action is raised anew—from Iraq to Bosnia—the lessons of the Dominican crisis will continue to command attention.

Johns Hopkins University Press

"Reprint of 1972 classic on US intervention in the Dominican Republic (1965). Excellent analysis of apparent non-rational bases of US actions contains a wealth of information"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.

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Editorial Reviews

American Political Science Review

A balanced and insightful presentation of valuable historical data, and a very fine analysis of the process which produced the U.S. intervention, in which Lowenthal sheds much new light on developments in both Santiago and Washington.

Review of Politics

The intervention by the United States in the Dominican Republic in 1965 has inspired several books, and this one is clearly the best.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801847554
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Publication date: 12/1/1994
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 246
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Meet the Author

Abraham F. Lowenthal directs the Center for International Studies at the University of Southern California. His books include Partners in Conflict: The United States and Latin America in the 1990s, revised edition.

Johns Hopkins University Press

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Johns Hopkins Edition
Introduction 1
1 The United States and the Dominican Republic to 1965: Background to Intervention 6
2 The Origins of the 1965 Dominican Crisis: Setting the Stage 33
3 The Decision to Intervene 63
4 Deploying the Troops 113
5 Explaining the Dominican Intervention 132
Appendix I. Alphabetical List of Persons Interviewed 165
Appendix II. A Guide to Public Sources for Study of the 1965 Dominican Crisis 173
Notes 183
Bibliography 219
Index 239
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