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Weisbrode, Kenneth

Overview
Works: 22 works in 112 publications in 3 languages and 5,793 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: DA587, 941.0830922
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Kenneth Weisbrode
Churchill and the king : the wartime alliance of Winston Churchill and George VI by Kenneth Weisbrode( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analysis of the personal and professional relationship between George VI and Winston Churchill throughout World War II reveals how they tapped the strength of their considerable differences to navigate one of Great Britain's most turbulent eras
The year of indecision, 1946 : a tour through the crucible of Harry Truman's America by Kenneth Weisbrode( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of Truman's first year in office argues that the tensions and issues that the nation faced are similar to those America faces today
Central Eurasia : prize or quicksand? : contending views of instability in Karabakh, Ferghana and Afghanistan by Kenneth Weisbrode( Book )

14 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A decade after the demise of the Soviet Union, the newly independent states to Russia's south remain poor and remote from the developed world. Living standards have fallen throughout the region, while the energy wealth envisioned in the mid-1990s never materialised. Most governments have grown more corrupt and less stable. Responsibility for this state of affairs rests partly on an exaggerated and misplaced view, particularly popular among influential Western analysts, that the region is a natural, or even desirable, setting for imperial conflict. This view has skewed the policies of local actors away from much needed cooperation with one another and with more powerful neighbours. The major powers with interests in Central Eurasia - particularly the US - need to re-examine their fundamental assumptions about the region and what they want from it. Until they do, neither peace nor development will be possible and conditions will only deteriorate."--Jacket
The Atlantic century : four generations of extraordinary diplomats who forged America's vital alliance with Europe by Kenneth Weisbrode( Book )

11 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Atlantic Century reveals for the first time the American-European partnership as it evolved in the last century through the eyes of the personalities at its source. America's strong ties to Europe did not emerge serendipitously. They were carefully constructed and cemented by a network of diplomats and politicians that imagined, built, and sustained a new international system centered on the Atlantic. In their vision, America and Europe were essential parts of a single cooperative community, not rivals or one another's periodic savior." "Historian Kenneth Weisbrode reveals - for the first time, warts and all - the insider's story of such well-known figures as Dean Acheson, W. Averell Harriman, and Henry Kissinger. It is the story of how and why the State Department's Bureau of European Affairs (EUR) - the "mother bureau" as it was called, the nerve center of the Atlanticists - rose to become the U.S. government s preeminent foreign policy office."--Jacket
Reversing relations with former adversaries : U.S. foreign policy after the cold war by C. Richard Nelson( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The paradox of a global USA( Book )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Paradox of a Global USA describes the vexed relationship between the United States and globalization. On the one hand, the U.S. has vociferously promoted modernization and open markets, both central components of the process of globalization. On the other hand, it appears to be resolutely determined not to live within an institutional framework of globalized authority. As the world's only superpower, the United States is often perceived as championing its own narrow national sovereignty--for example, by opposing the Kyoto Protocol and the International Criminal Court, and by taking action in Iraq outside the auspices of the UN. The book treats the paradox of American exceptionalism and globalization as a "local" happening within the broader process of globalization. These essays analyze the ways in which the USA has both played a role in, and reacted against, emerging present-day globalization. Examples are drawn from the fields of history, political science, cultural studies, and economics, making this collection one of the very few to link together so diverse a group of authors and approaches to the subject of global USA.--Publisher description
On ambivalence : the problems and pleasures of having it both ways by Kenneth Weisbrode( Book )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why is it so hard to make up our minds? Adam and Eve set the template: Do we or don't we eat the apple? They chose, half-heartedly, and nothing was ever the same again. With this book, Kenneth Weisbrode offers a crisp, literate, and provocative introduction to the age-old struggle with ambivalence. Ambivalence results from a basic desire to have it both ways. This is only natural--although insisting upon it against all reason often results not in "both" but in the disappointing "neither." Ambivalence has insinuated itself into our culture as a kind of obligatory reflex, or default position, before practically every choice we make. It affects not only individuals; organizations, societies, and cultures can also be ambivalent. How often have we asked the scornful question, "Are we the Hamlet of nations"? How often have we demanded that our leaders appear decisive, judicious, and stalwart? And how eager have we been to censure them when they hesitate or waver? Weisbrode traces the concept of ambivalence, from the Garden of Eden to Freud and beyond. The Obama era, he says, may be America's own era of ambivalence: neither red nor blue but a multicolored kaleidoscope. Ambivalence, he argues, need not be destructive. We must learn to distinguish it from its symptoms--selfishness, ambiguity, and indecision--and accept that frustration, guilt, and paralysis felt by individuals need not lead automatically to a collective pathology
European integration and the Atlantic community in the 1980s by Kiran Klaus Patel( Book )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This unique collection of essays lays the groundwork for the study of the intersection of European integration and transatlantic relations in the 1980s. With archives for this period only recently being opened, scholars are beginning to analyse and understand what some have called a peak moment in the European project and others have called the Second Cold War. How do these moments intersect and relate to one another? These essays, by prominent scholars from Europe and the United States, examine these and related questions while challenging the '1980s' itself as a useful demarcation for historical analysis"--
Spiritual nationalism & politics in Argentina, 1900-1912 : a critical interpretation by Kenneth Weisbrode( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old diplomacy revisited : a study in the modern history of diplomatic transformations by Kenneth Weisbrode( Book )

18 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In historical terms, the so-called "old diplomacy" is not really that old - most of its concepts and methods date to the mid-19th century - while the practices of "new diplomacy" emerged only about a generation later. Moreover, "Diplomacy 2.0" and other variants of the post-Cold War era do not actually depart significantly from their twentieth-century predecessor: their forms, particularly in terms of technology, have changed, but their substance has not. In this succinct overview, historian Kenneth Weisbrode reminds us that to understand diplomatic transformations and their relevance to international affairs is to see diplomacy is an art - and that, like most arts, it is adapted and re-adapted with reference to earlier forms. Paradoxically, diplomatic practice is always changing, and always continuous"
The year of indecision, 1946 a tour through the crucible of Harry Truman's America by Kenneth Weisbrode( Recording )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of Truman's first year in office argues that the tensions and issues that the nation faced are similar to those America faces today
A road map for restructuring future U.S. relations with Cuba by Atlantic Council of the United States( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Churchill and the king : the wartime alliance of Winston Churchill and George VI by Kenneth Weisbrode( )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For fans of The King's Speech, the intriguing bond between monarch and prime minister and its crucial role during World War II The political and personal relationship between King George VI and Winston Churchill during World War II is one that has been largely overlooked throughout history, yet the trust and loyalty these men shared helped Britain navigate its perhaps most trying time. Despite their vast differences, the two men met weekly and found that their divergent virtues made them a powerful duo. The king's shy nature was offset by Churchill's willingness to cast himself as the nation's savior. Meanwhile, Churchill's complicated political past was given credibility by the king's embrace and counsel. Together as foils, confidants, conspirators, and comrades, the duo guided Britain through war while reinspiring hope in the monarchy, Parliament, and the nation itself
A brief history of Americanism by Kenneth Weisbrode( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International perspectives on U.S.-Cuban relations( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

11-S : el mundo diez años después( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Asia : ¿el poder del siglo XXI?( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Asia ¿el poder del siglo XXI?( )

1 edition published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tutto e niente : meditazione filosofica per insoddisfatti cronici by Kenneth Weisbrode( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alternative futures in Central Asia : summary of gaming exercises by C. Richard Nelson( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Central Eurasia : prize or quicksand? : contending views of instability in Karabakh, Ferghana and Afghanistan
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The Atlantic century : four generations of extraordinary diplomats who forged America's vital alliance with EuropeReversing relations with former adversaries : U.S. foreign policy after the cold warThe paradox of a global USA