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McMahon, Robert J. 1949-

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Works: 45 works in 159 publications in 1 language and 7,885 library holdings
Genres: Sources  Biography  Military history  History 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: D843, 327.7305
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Publications about Robert J McMahon
Publications by Robert J McMahon
Most widely held works by Robert J McMahon
The limits of empire the United States and Southeast Asia since World War II by Robert J McMahon( file )
9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 2,009 libraries worldwide
The Cold War : a very short introduction by Robert J McMahon( Book )
11 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 1,193 libraries worldwide
The massive disorder and economic ruin following the Second World War inevitably predetermined the scope and intensity of the Cold War. But why did it last so long? And what impact did it have on the United States, the Soviet Union, Europe, and the Third World? Finally, how did it affect the broader history of the second half of the twentieth century--what were the human and financial costs? This Very Short Introduction provides a clear and stimulating interpretive overview of the Cold War, one that will both invite debate and encourage deeper investigation.--Publisher description
Dean Acheson and the creation of an American world order by Robert J McMahon( Computer File )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,086 libraries worldwide
"This compact and accessible biography critically assesses the life and career of Dean Acheson, one of America's foremost diplomats and strategists. As a top State Department official from 1941 to 1947 and as Harry S. Truman's secretary of state from 1949 to 1953, Acheson shaped many of the key U.S. foreign policy initiatives of those years, including the Truman Doctrine, the Marshall Plan, the creation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the rebuilding of Germany and Japan, America's intervention in Korea, and its early involvement in the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Right up until his death in 1971, Acheson continued to participate in major policy decisions and debates, including the Cuban missile and Berlin crises and the Vietnam War." "Dean Acheson can justifiably be called the principal architect of the American Century. More than any other individual, Acheson is responsible for designing and implementing the ultimately successful U.S. Cold War strategy for containing the Soviet Union. In an even broader sense, Acheson played an instrumental role in creating the institutions, alliances, and economic arrangements that, in the 1940s, brought to life an American-dominated world order. The remarkable durability of that world order - which has remained the dominant fact of international life long after the end of the Cold War - makes a careful examination of Acheson's diplomacy especially relevant to today's international challenges."--BOOK JACKET
Major problems in the history of the Vietnam War : documents and essays by Robert J McMahon( Book )
19 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 887 libraries worldwide
Colonialism and cold war : The United States and the struggle for Indonesian independence, 1945-49 by Robert J McMahon( Book )
9 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 635 libraries worldwide
Guide to U.S. foreign policy a diplomatic history by Robert J McMahon( file )
6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 598 libraries worldwide
This guide highlights the changes in U.S. diplomatic policy as government administrations and world events influenced national decisions. Topics include imperialism, economic diplomacy, environmental diplomacy, foreign aid, wartime negotiations, presidential influence, NATO and its role in the twenty-first century, and the response to terrorism
The Cold War on the periphery : the United States, India, and Pakistan by Robert J McMahon( Book )
12 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 588 libraries worldwide
The Cold War on the Periphery addresses fundamental questions about the global reach of postwar American foreign policy. Why, McMahon asks, did areas possessing few of the essential prerequisites of economic-military power become objects of intense concern for the United States? How did the national security interests of the United States become so expansive that they extended far beyond the industrial core nations of Western Europe and East Asia to embrace nations on the Third World periphery?
The origins of the cold war by Thomas G Paterson( Book )
12 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and held by 412 libraries worldwide
The Cold War in the Third World ( Book )
6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 186 libraries worldwide
Indonesia by United States( Book )
6 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
Foreign aid and economic defense policy by United States( Book )
5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 61 libraries worldwide
Foreign relations of the United States, 1955-1957 by United States( Book )
2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
Foreign relations of the United States, foreign aid and economic defense policy ... 1955-1957 by United States( Book )
2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
The United States and decolonization in Southeast Asia : the case of Indonesia, 1945-1949 by Robert J McMahon( Book )
7 editions published between 1977 and 1981 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Southeast Asia ( Book )
5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Foreign relations of the United States by United States( Book )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
CQ Press guide to U.S. foreign policy : a diplomatic history ( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
South Asia ( Book )
4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
The cold war on the periphery : the United States, India, and Pakistan, 1947-1965 by Robert J McMahon( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Focusing on the two tumultuous decades framed by Indian independence in 1947 and the Indo-Pakistani war of 1965, The Cold War on the Periphery explores the evolution of American policy toward the subcontinent. McMahon analyzes the motivations behind America's pursuit of Pakistan and India as strategic Cold War prizes. He also examines the profound consequences - for U.S. regional and global foreign policy and for South Asian stability - of America's complex political, military, and economic commitments on the subcontinent. McMahon argues that the Pakistani-American alliance, consummated in 1954, was a monumental strategic blunder. Secured primarily to bolster the defense perimeter in the Middle East, the alliance increased Indo-Pakistani hostility, undermined regional stability, and led India to seek closer ties with the Soviet Union. Through his examination of the volatile region across four presidencies, McMahon reveals the American strategic vision to have been "surprisingly ill defined, inconsistent, and even contradictory" because of its exaggerated anxiety about the Soviet threat and America's failure to incorporate the interests and concerns of developing nations into foreign policy. The Cold War on the Periphery addresses fundamental questions about the global reach of postwar American foreign policy. Why, McMahon asks, did areas possessing few of the essential prerequisites of economic-military power become objects of intense concern for the United States? How did the national security interests of the United States become so expansive that they extended far beyond the industrial core nations of Western Europe and East Asia to embrace nations on the Third World periphery? And what combination of economic, political, and ideological variables best explain the motives that led the United States to seek friends and allies in virtually every corner of the planet? McMahon's lucid analysis of Indo-Pakistani-American relations powerfully reveals how U.S. policy was driven, as he puts it, "by a series of amorphous - and largely illusory - military, strategic, and psychological fears" about American vulnerability that not only wasted American resources but also plunged South Asia into the vortex of the Cold War
Dean Acheson and the creation of an American world order by Robert J McMahon( Computer File )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
 
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Mac Mahon, Robert J.
MacMahon, Robert J.
MacMahon, Robert J., 1949-
Mc Mahon, Robert J.
Mc Mahon, Robert J. 1949-
McMahon, Robert J.
McMahon, Robert James 1949-
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