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Our own backyard : the United States in Central America, 1977-1992

Author: William M LeoGrande
Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC : University of North Carolina Press, ©1998.
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In this book, William LeoGrande offers the first comprehensive history of U.S. foreign policy toward Central America in the waning years of the Cold War. From the overthrow of the Somoza dynasty in Nicaragua and the outbreak of El Salvador's civil war in the late 1970s to the final regional peace settlements negotiated a decade later, he chronicles the dramatic struggles - in Washington and Central America - that  Read more...
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LeoGrande, William M.
Our own backyard.
Chapel Hill, NC : University of North Carolina Press, ©1998
(OCoLC)607057409
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William M LeoGrande
ISBN: 0807823953 9780807823958 0807848573 9780807848579
OCLC Number: 37221112
Description: xvi, 773 pages : map ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I. Origins. 1. A New Beginning. 2. The Dragons' Teeth of War. 3. From Carter to Reagan. 4. The Vicar Draws the Line. 5. A New Policy for Nicaragua. 6. Tough Guys pt. II. El Salvador. 7. The Tonic of Elections. 8. The War Party Takes Control. 9. The President Moves to Center Stage. 10. The Politics of Murder. 11. From Conflict to Consensus. 12. El Salvador Disappears pt. III. Nicaragua. 13. Launching the Not So Secret War. 14. Gunboat Diplomacy. 15. Bringing the War to a Head. 16. Peace Offensive. 17. Project Democracy. 18. Getting Back in the Game. 19. High Noon. 20. Iran Contra. 21. Giving Peace a Chance. 22. The Last Hurrah pt. IV. Denouement. 23. A Kinder, Gentler Policy? 24. Why Were We in Central America?
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