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Rise to Globalism : American Foreign Policy Since 1938 - Douglas G. Brinkley

Rise to Globalism

American Foreign Policy Since 1938

Paperback Published: 12th February 2011
ISBN: 9780142004944
Number Of Pages: 480

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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.

Industry Reviews

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 Mapsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
The Twisting Path to Warp. 1
The War in Europep. 15
The War in Asiap. 35
The Beginnings of the Cold Warp. 52
The Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Planp. 75
Containment Testedp. 95
Koreap. 114
Eisenhower, Dulles, and the Irreconcilable Conflictp. 127
From Hungary and Suez to Cubap. 151
Kennedy and the New Frontiersp. 171
Vietnam: Paying the Cost of Containmentp. 190
Nixon, D├ętente, and the Debacle in Vietnamp. 224
America in the Middle East and Africap. 254
Carter and Human Rightsp. 280
Reagan and the Evil Empirep. 303
The End of the Cold Warp. 352
Bush and the Gulf Warp. 381
Clinton and Democratic Enlargementp. 399
Clinton and the New Post-Cold War Orderp. 431
The Tragedy of September 11, 2001p. 461
After the Attack and Into Iraqp. 473
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 513
Indexp. 531
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ISBN: 9780142004944
ISBN-10: 0142004944
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 12th February 2011
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.2  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 9

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