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America Between the Wars : From 11/9 to 9/11 ; The Misunderstood Years Between the Fall of the Berlin Wall and the Start of the War on Terror.

Author: Derek Chollet; James Goldgeier
Publisher: New York : Perseus Books Group, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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On November 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall collapsed, taking the Cold War down with it. The next twelve years passed in a haze of self-congratulation, Republican confusion, and angst, and economic prosperity--until they ended abruptly with a stunning catastrophe on September 11, 2001. In America Between The Wars, Derek Chollet and James Goldgeier blend deep expertise with broad access to both parties' political and policy  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Derek Chollet; James Goldgeier
ISBN: 9780786746712 0786746718
OCLC Number: 536355281
Description: 1 online resource (440 pages)
Contents: Preface: Between the Wars ix; 1 The Lone Superpower, Adrift 1; 2 Democrats Unite 29; 3 Wrong Foot Forward 53; 4 Contract and Crisis 85; 5 Turning Point 113; 6 The Indispensable Nation in a Globalizing World 146; 7 "Remembering the Past and Imagining the Future" 178; 8 Liberal Bombs, Conservative Shields 210; 9 New World Disorder 244; 10 The End of the Modern Interwar Years 280; 11 The 11/9 World 313; From 11/9 to 9/11: A Chronology 331; Notes 343; Bibliography 377; Acknowledgments 387; Index 391.

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On November 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall collapsed, taking the Cold War down with it. The next twelve years passed in a haze of self-congratulation, Republican confusion, and angst, and economic prosperity--until they ended abruptly with a stunning catastrophe on September 11, 2001. In America Between The Wars, Derek Chollet and James Goldgeier blend deep expertise with broad access to both parties' political and policy establishments to find out how--and why--America failed to recognize that when we became the sole superpower with responsibility for the world's oversight, we overlooked how the new w.

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