FDR and the End of Empire: The Origins of American Power in the Middle East

FDR and the End of Empire: The Origins of American Power in the Middle East

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by C. O'Sullivan
     
 

An account of the origins of American involvement in the Middle East during the Presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt.  See more details below

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An account of the origins of American involvement in the Middle East during the Presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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"The author's solid research and thoughtful, objective analysis expertly show that modern US policies in the Middle East are rooted in WW II. Highly recommended." - CHOICE

"The problems the US faces today in the Middle East are, in good part, the byproduct of what Franklin Roosevelt and his advisers did or failed to do. Decolonization and nationalism, added to oil and geopolitics, became an explosive mix. In a useful structure that recognizes the differences between the various states of the region, O'Sullivan has provided readers with the raw material, the research pathways, and a framework needed to understand better the nature of that history during its early stages in the Second World War." - Warren Kimball, editor of Churchill and Roosevelt: The Complete Correspondence and author of Forged in War: Roosevelt, Churchill, and the Second World War and The Juggler

"Modern U.S. policies in the Middle East are rooted in World War II, and O'Sullivan - in straight-forward prose that draws from rich archival records both in the United States and overseas - superbly uncovers and analyzes those roots, particularly the explosive (and colorful) FDR-Churchill confrontations over the Prime Minister's determination to restore the British Empire in the region. Oil, of course, is a central theme of O'Sullivan's account, while his case studies, notably the chapter on Iran, are revealing for current, as well as the seminal 1940s, American policies." - Walter LaFeber, Andrew and James Tisch University Professor Emeritus, Cornell University, USA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781137025241
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
09/25/2012
Series:
The World of the Roosevelts Series
Edition description:
2012
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)

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Chris O'Sullivan teaches American diplomacy and international history at the University of San Francisco, where he is a recipient of its 2011 distinguished teaching award.

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