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Since it first appeared in 1971, Rise to Globalism has sold hundreds of thousands of copies. The ninth edition of this classic survey, now updated through the administration of George W. Bush, offers a concise and informative overview of the evolution of American foreign policy from 1938 to the present, focusing on such pivotal events as World War II, the Cuban Missile Crisis, Vietnam, and 9/11.
Examining everything from the Iran-Contra scandal to the rise of international terrorism, the authors analyze-in light of the enormous global power of the United States-how American economic aggressiveness, racism, and fear of Communism have shaped the nation's evolving foreign policy.
About the Author
Stephen E. Ambrose wrote twenty books on military affairs and foreign policy in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. His most recent books, D-Day and Undaunted Courage, were mainstays on The New York Times bestseller list. He died in 2002.
Douglas G. Brinkley is Stephen E. Ambrose Professor of History and Director of the Eisenhower Center for American Studies at the University of New Orleans. He is the award-winning author of fourteen books, including Tour of Duty: John Kerry and the Vietnam War.
An excellent survey of U.S foreign policy - Library Journal
'One of the most lively and provocative interpretive studies of the major events in recent American diplomatic history.' - American Historical Review
List of Maps
The Twisting Path to War
The War in Europe
The War in Asia
The Beginnings of the Cold War
The Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Plan
Eisenhower, Dulles, and the Irreconcilable Conflict
From Hungary and Suez to Cuba
Kennedy and the New Frontiers
Vietnam: Paying the Cost of Containment
Nixon, Détente, and the Debacle in Vietnam
America in the Middle East and Africa
Carter and Human Rights
Reagan and the Evil Empire
The End of the Cold War
Bush and the Gulf War
Clinton and Democratic Enlargement
Clinton and the New Post-Cold War Order
The Tragedy of September 11, 2001
After the Attack and Into Iraq
Suggestions for Further Reading
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ISBN: 9780142004944 ISBN-10: 0142004944 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 480 Published: 12th February 2011 Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.2
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 9