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From the Publisher"College-level students of international politics will find Historical Dictionary of U.S.-Latin American Relations lends to a blend of history and politics in quick reference format, allowing for both thematic reference and biographical or political study. These aren't just brief passages either: in-depth overviews are accompanied by bibliographic references for further reading."
"The stength of this book is the succinct writing and the inclusion of concepts, strategies, ideologies, doctrines, conflicts, and processes. The 20-page index is also excellent. Although some may not agree with Dent's arguably liberal bias, his treatment of the topics is for the most part fair and balanced. Recommended for all academic and larger public libraries."
"Dent surveys U.S.-Latin American relations from the federal period through the presidency of George W. Bush….[s]uited to an academic library's Latin American collection or a large public library with a strong interest in Latin America."
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"According to the preface, this dictionary by Dent offers more than 260 entries on terms, Washington policy makers, U.S. presidents, Latin American politicians, policies, doctrines, films, covert operations, treaties, and major events—that help define the history of U.S.-Latin American relations beginning in the early years of the nineteenth century. It includes recent developments, with entries for people and topics in today's headlines (George W. Bush, Vicente Fox, Guantanamo (Guantanamo) Bay, drug trafficking, NAFTA). Additionally, references to those not accorded their own entries (Hugo Chavez (Chavez) , Carlos Menem) may be located through the detailed index. Supplementing the general selective bibliography are references to suggested readings at the end of each entry. A Timeline of U.S.-Latin American Relations covers 1794-2005….Recommended. Academic libraries supporting upper-level undergraduates through faculty/researchers interested in Latin America, US history, or foreign relations; general readers."