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Anglo-American Relations in the Twentieth Century : The Policy and Diplomacy of Friendly Superpowers - Alan Dobson

Anglo-American Relations in the Twentieth Century

The Policy and Diplomacy of Friendly Superpowers

Hardcover Published: 10th August 1995
ISBN: 9780415119429
Number Of Pages: 208

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The relationship between Britain and America has been the most important bilateral relationship the world has ever seen. Dobson's concise and readable book covers the whole of this century and employs selected historical detail to expose the special relationship in its true light and in all its complexity.
Dobson rejects tha claim that the US was ever hegemonical. Its realtionship with Britain - over the Suez Crisis and Iran in the 1960s and grenada in 1983 - clearly demonstrates that it had to bargain and did not always get its way. However, the two nations co-operated in every major crisis from the Great to the Gulf war, and together promoted liberal democracy and capitalism. The story reveals both more interdependence and conflict than has been recognised in the past.
Nuclear, intelligence defence and other links betwen the USA and Britain continue to this day, but the importance of the `special relationship' has diminished for both countries. Have common interests disappeard to an extent that the scope for bilateral cooperation has diminished to insignificince ? It is in addressing this question that Dobson draws his conclusions. Coverning defence, economic, political and personal aspects of Anglo-US realtions, this book will be indispensible for students of twentieth century American and British history and international relations.

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"Alan P. Dobson has written a lucid survey of Anglo-American relations during the era of the so-called special relationship." -"Journal of American History "It is perceptive and engaging, and the author has a cultivated knowledge of Anglo-American relations during the twentieth century." -"Journal of American History, 6/97 "Alan Dobson has written a lucid, comprehensive analysis of Anglo American relations in the twentieth century which fills an important gap in the historical literature on the special relationship'." -Peter G. Boyle, University of Nottingham

The Lion and the Eagle: Of Twisted Tails and Plucked Feathers
A Brief Digression on Method
Identifying the Contours of the Relationship
Assertion and Response 1900-1919
Resolving Differences and Changing Defence Policies
Economic Rivalry
the Impact of War
Associated But Not Allied
Stability and Change 1919-1939
Debts, Navies and Economic Policies 1920-1925
Security and Economic Depression 1925-1934
The Dictates of Sentiment and the Needs of Self Interest 1934-1939
In War and Cold War 1939-1951
Intelligence, Atomic and Military Co-operation 1941-1945
Personal Relations
Postwar Security Plans
Economic Policy
An Incomplete Restoration of Special Relations 1946-1951
Conservatively Special 1951-1961
Churchill and Truman: Churchill and Eisenhower 1951-1955
The Far and Middle East
Suez and its Consequences 1956-1961
Into the 1960s
Years of Transition 1961-1979
Economic Policies
Nuclear Defence
Sterling, Defence and Bretton Woods 1964-197-
On Loosing Ones Way 1970-1974
Picking Up the Pieces 1974-1979
Of Interests and Sentiment 1980-1995, and Beyond
Reagan and Thantcher 1981-1989
Changing and Re-Adjustments 1990-1995
Concluding Observations
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ISBN: 9780415119429
ISBN-10: 0415119421
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 10th August 1995
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 13.97  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1

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