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

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Overview

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.

"...in 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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