Since the Second World War the idea of an Anglo-American "special relationship" has become a standard component of the political lexicon. This important new text provides an overview of Anglo-American relations since 1960 assessing the importance of cultural and historical connections and of wartime and cold war collaboration and the impact of increased European integration and of US-UK tensions over Ireland. While not symmetrical in its importance to the parties, the author argues that the relationship was "special" for both although it is likely to be less so in the twenty-first century.
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About the Author
John Dumbrell is Reader in American Studies, University of Keele.
Table of Contents
Preface to the Second Edition vi
List of Abbreviations viii
Transatlantic Attitudes 19
The House that Jack and Mac Built 49
Lyndon Johnson to Jimmy Carter 75
Reagan and George H.W. Bush 106
After the Cold War: Clinton and George W. Bush 134
Nuclear Defence and Intelligence Cooperation 160
War: Vietnam, the Falklands and Iraq 187
Britain, the United States and European Integration 216
Key Events and American/British Office-Holders 276