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Congress and the Cold War

Author: Robert David Johnson
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
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"This book provides the first historical interpretation of the congressional response to the entire Cold War. Using a wide variety of sources, including several manuscript collections opened specifically for this study, the book challenges the popular and scholarly image of a weak Cold War Congress, in which the unbalanced relationship between the legislative and executive branches culminated in the escalation of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Johnson, Robert David, 1967-
Congress and the Cold War.
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006
(DLC) 2005008108
(OCoLC)58791200
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert David Johnson
ISBN: 0511136978 9780511136979 0521821339 9780521821339 0521528852 9780521528856 0511134274 9780511134272 9780511610707 051161070X
OCLC Number: 66902081
Description: 1 online resource (xxxii, 346 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Constructing a bipartisan foreign policy --
Legislative power and the Congressional right --
Redefining Congressional power --
The consequences of Vietnam --
The transformation of Stuart Symington --
The new internationalists' Congress --
The triumph of the Armed Services Committee.
Responsibility: Robert David Johnson.
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