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Franklin D. Roosevelt and American Foreign Policy, 1932-1945 : With a New Afterword - Robert Dallek

Franklin D. Roosevelt and American Foreign Policy, 1932-1945

With a New Afterword

Paperback Published: 1st April 1995
ISBN: 9780195097320
Number Of Pages: 688

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Since the original publication of this classic book in 1979, Roosevelt's foreign policy has come under attack on three main points: Was Roosevelt responsible for the confrontation with Japan that led to the attack at Pearl Harbor? Did Roosevelt "give away" Eastern Europe to Stalin and the U.S.S.R. at Yalta? And, most significantly, did Roosevelt abandon Europe's Jews to the Holocaust, making no direct effort to aid them?
In a new Afterword to his definitive history, Dallek vigorously and brilliantly defends Roosevelt's policy. He emphasizes how Roosevelt operated as a master politician in maintaining a national consensus for his foreign policy throughout his presidency and how he brilliantly achieved his policy and military goals.

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"A dazzling narrative...elegant...history on the grandest scale, embracing a world-wide cast of characters and all the continents....All the heroes and villains of the day before yesterday are alive again in these pages--particularly Churchill, Stalin, DeGaulle, and Chiang."--New York Times Book Review


"A book that will become a landmark in its field, indispensable to scholars and critical to our understanding of American foreign policy."--The New Republic


"Lucid, sympathetic, but critical, this is, quite simply, the best book that has been written on this important subject."--William E. Leuchtenburg, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


"With archival riches evident on almost every page and with the relevant monographic literature thoroughly absorbed, this lucid study will please scholar and general reader alike."--Journal of American History


Prologue An American Internationalistp. 3
The Internationalist as Nationalist, 1932-1934
First Things Firstp. 23
The Diplomacy of Hopep. 35
...and Nationalismp. 59
Farewell to Internationalismp. 78
The Internationalist as Isolationist, 1935-1938
Muddling Throughp. 101
Standing Stillp. 122
Gesturesp. 144
The Politics of Foreign Policy, 1939-1941
Limited Influencep. 171
The Reluctant Neutralp. 199
Conflict and Compromisep. 233
The Tortuous Road to Warp. 269
The Idealist as Realist, 1942-1945
The Struggle for Unityp. 317
Balancing Needsp. 362
Alliance Politicsp. 406
1944: Victories and Doubtsp. 442
Will There Be Peace?p. 485
Epilogue Rossevelt as Foreign Policy Leaderp. 529
Afterword 1995p. 539
A Note on Sources and Notesp. 553
Selected Bibliographyp. 633
Indexp. 643
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ISBN: 9780195097320
ISBN-10: 0195097327
Series: Oxford Paperbacks
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 688
Published: 1st April 1995
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.74 x 13.46  x 4.14
Weight (kg): 0.89
Edition Number: 2

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