Nixon in the World: American Foreign Relations, 1969-1977

Nixon in the World: American Foreign Relations, 1969-1977

by Fredrik Logevall, Andrew Preston
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195315367

ISBN-13: 9780195315363

Pub. Date: 07/11/2008

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

In the 1970s, the United States faced challenges on a number of fronts. By nearly every measure, American power was no longer unrivalled. The task of managing America's relative decline fell to President Richard Nixon, Henry Kissinger, and Gerald Ford. From 1969 to 1977, Nixon, Kissinger, and Ford reoriented U.S. foreign policy from its traditional poles of liberal

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In the 1970s, the United States faced challenges on a number of fronts. By nearly every measure, American power was no longer unrivalled. The task of managing America's relative decline fell to President Richard Nixon, Henry Kissinger, and Gerald Ford. From 1969 to 1977, Nixon, Kissinger, and Ford reoriented U.S. foreign policy from its traditional poles of liberal interventionism and conservative isolationism into a policy of active but conservative engagement. In Nixon in the World, seventeen leading historians of the Cold War and U.S. foreign policy show how they did it, where they succeeded, and where they took their new strategy too far. Drawing on newly declassified materials, they provide authoritative and compelling analyses of issues such as Vietnam, détente, arms control, and the U.S.-China rapprochement, creating the first comprehensive volume on American foreign policy in this pivotal era.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195315363
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/11/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Adventurous Journey of Nixon in the World, Fredrik Logevall and Andrew Preston
Parameters
1. An Elusive Grand Design, Jussi M. Hanhimäki (Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva)
2. Nixon as Statesman: The Failed Campaign, David Greenberg (Rutgers University)
3. Henry Kissinger and American Grand Strategy in the 1970s, Jeremi Suri (University of Wisconsin)
4. Salesmanship and Substance: The Influence of Domestic Policy and Watergate, Dominic Sandbrook (Oxford University)
Openings
5. Nixon, Kissinger, and the Opening to China, Margaret MacMillan (St. Antony's College, Oxford University)
6. Nuclear Nixon: Ironies, Puzzles, and the Triumph of Realpolitik, Francis J. Gavin (University of Texas at Austin)
7. The Frailties of Grand Strategies: A Comparison of Détente and Ostpolitik, Mary Elise Sarotte (University of Southern California)
8. The United States and the Making of the Helsinki Final Act, Michael Cotey Morgan (Yale University)
Closings
9. Waging War on All Fronts: Nixon, Kissinger, and the Vietnam War, 1969-1972, Lien-Hang T. Nguyen (University of Kentucky)
10. The End of the Vietnam War, 1973-1976, Robert D. Schulzinger (University of Colorado, Boulder)
Flashpoints, Hotspots, and Allies
11. The Weight of Conquest: Henry Kissinger and the Arab-Israeli Conflict, Salim Yaqub (University of California, Santa Barbara)
12. The Danger of Geopolitical Fantasies: Nixon, Kissinger, and the South Asia Crisis of 1971, Robert J. McMahon (Ohio State University)
13. History from Below: The United States and Latin America in the Nixon Years, Mark Atwood Lawrence (University of Texas at Austin)
14. Nixon Shocks Japan, Inc, Thomas W. Zeiler (University of Colorado, Boulder)
15. Thanks for the Fish: Nixon, Kissinger, and Canada, Robert Bothwell (University of Toronto)

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