Kennedy's Quest for Victory: American Foreign Policy, 1961-1963 / Edition 1

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Basing their analysis on extensive research in archival documents and oral histories, accomplished historians explore the primary assumptions and objectives of Kennedy and his advisors.

" my view the best account we have of Kennedy's foreign policies." Walter LaFeber, Cornell University.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195045840
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 2/28/1989
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 5.31 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Meet the Author

Thomas Graham Paterson is Professor of History at the University of Connecticut, Storrs. He is the author of several books, including Soviet-American Confrontation, On Every Front: The Making of the Cold War and Meeting the Communist Threat: Truman to Reagan.

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Table of Contents

The Authors xiii
Introduction: John F. Kennedy's Quest for Victory and Global Crisis 3
1. The Pursuit of Atlantic Community: Nuclear Arms, Dollars, and Berlin 24
2. Defending Hegemony: American Foreign Economic Policy 57
3. When Push Came to Shove: Canada and the United States 86
4. Controlling Revolutions: Latin America, the Alliance for Progress, and Cold War Anti-Communism 105
5. Fixation with Cuba: The Bay of Pigs, Missile Crisis, and Covert War Against Fidel Castro 123
6. From Even-Handed to Empty-Handed: Seeking Order in the Middle East 156
7. Clinging to Containment: China Policy 178
8. Choosing Sides in South Asia 198
9. The Failed Search for Victory: Vietnam and the Politics of War 223
10. New Frontiers and Old Priorities in Africa 253
11. Passing the Torch and Lighting Fires: The Peace Corps 284
Abbreviations Used in the Notes 317
Notes 318
Selected Bibliography 384
Index 395
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