Waging Peace: How Eisenhower Shaped an Enduring Cold War Strategy / Edition 1

Waging Peace: How Eisenhower Shaped an Enduring Cold War Strategy / Edition 1

ISBN-10:
0195140486
ISBN-13:
9780195140484
Pub. Date:
08/28/2000
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Select a Purchase Option (New Edition)
  • purchase options
    $73.80 $82.00 Save 10% Current price is $73.8, Original price is $82. You Save 10%.
  • purchase options
    $54.88 $82.00 Save 33% Current price is $54.88, Original price is $82. You Save 33%.
    icon-error
    Note: Access code and/or supplemental material are not guaranteed to be included with textbook rental or used textbook.
  • purchase options

Overview

Waging Peace: How Eisenhower Shaped an Enduring Cold War Strategy / Edition 1

Waging Peace offers the first fully comprehensive study of Eisenhower's "New Look" program of national security, which provided the groundwork for the next three decades of America's Cold War strategy. Though the Cold War itself and the idea of containment originated under Truman, it was left to Eisenhower to develop the first coherent and sustainable strategy for addressing the issues unique to the nuclear age. To this end, he designated a decision-making system centered around the National Security Council to take full advantage of the expertise and data from various departments and agencies and of the judgment of his principal advisors. The result was the formation of a "long haul" strategy of preventing war and Soviet expansion and of mitigating Soviet hostility. Only now, in the aftermath of the Cold War, can Eisenhower's achievement be fully appreciated.

This book will be of much interest to scholars and students of the Eisenhower era, diplomatic history, the Cold War, and contemporary foreign policy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195140484
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 08/28/2000
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 426
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.90(d)

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews