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Gaddis, John Lewis

Works: 124 works in 596 publications in 8 languages and 24,447 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Sources  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Compiler, Speaker
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Publications by John Lewis Gaddis
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The Cold War : a new history by John Lewis Gaddis( Book )
46 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,896 libraries worldwide
Beginning with World War II and ending with the collapse of the Soviet Union, this is a new account of the strategic dynamics that drove the age, with portraits of its major personalities and much fresh insight into its most crucial events. It contains much new information drawn from newly opened Soviet, East European, and Chinese archives. Now, as America once again finds itself in a global confrontation with an implacable ideological enemy, this is a story whose lessons it is vitally necessary to understand.--From publisher description
The United States and the origins of the cold war, 1941-1947 by John Lewis Gaddis( Book )
48 editions published between 1968 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 2,375 libraries worldwide
"[T]he most satisfactory post-revisionist treatment of American policy making to date."--New York Times Book Review
George F. Kennan : an American life by John Lewis Gaddis( Book )
14 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,580 libraries worldwide
A remarkably revealing view of how this greatest of Cold War strategists came to doubt his strategy and always doubted himself
The long peace : inquiries into the history of the cold war by John Lewis Gaddis( Book )
27 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 1,496 libraries worldwide
How has it happened that the United States and the Soviet Union have managed to get through more than four decades of Cold War confrontation without going to war with one another? Historian John Lewis Gaddis suggests answers to this and other vital questions about postwar diplomacy in his new book, The Long Peace: Inquiries into the History of the Cold War. Gaddis uses recently-declassified American and British documents to explore several key issues in Cold War history that remain unresolved: Precisely what was it about the Soviet Union's behavior after World War II that American leaders found so threatening? Did the United States really want a sphere of influence in postwar Europe? What led the Truman administration first to endorse, but then immediately to back away from, a strategy designed to avoid American military involvement on the mainland of Asia? Why did the United States not use nuclear weapons during the decade in which it had an effective monopoly over them? Did American leaders really believe in the existence of an international communist "monolith"? How did Russians and Americans fall into the habit of not shooting down each other's reconnaissance satellites? Relating these questions to the current status of Soviet-American relations, Gaddis makes a strong case for the relative stability of the postwar international system, a stability whose components include--and go well beyond --nuclear deterrence. The result is a provocative exercise in contemporary history, certain to generate interest, discussion, and, in the end, important new insights on both past and present aspects of the age in which we live.--Publisher description
Strategies of containment : a critical appraisal of postwar American national security policy by John Lewis Gaddis( Book )
29 editions published between 1982 and 1991 in English and Polish and held by 1,361 libraries worldwide
A discussion of United States foreign policy from World War II to the Carter administration is based on recently declassified government documents
The landscape of history : how historians map the past by John Lewis Gaddis( Book )
22 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,359 libraries worldwide
"What is history and why should we study it? Is there such a thing as historical truth? Is history an art or science? One of the most accomplished historians at work today, John Lewis Gaddis, answers these and many other questions in this witty, engaging, and humane book. The Landscape of History provides a searching look at the historian's craft, as well as a strong argument for why a historical consciousness should matter to us today."--Jacket
Surprise, security, and the American experience by John Lewis Gaddis( Book )
18 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 1,318 libraries worldwide
"September 11, 2001, the distinguished Cold War historian John Lewis argues, was not the first time a surprise attack shattered assumptions about national security and re-shaped American grand strategy. We've been there before, and have responded each time by dramatically expanding our security responsibilities." "The pattern began in 1814, when the British attacked Washington, burning the White House and the Capitol. This early violation of homeland security gave rise to a strategy of unilateralism and preemption, best articulated by John Quincy Adams, aimed at maintaining strength beyond challenge throughout the North American continent. It remained in place for over a century. Only when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941 did the inadequacies of this strategy become evident. As a consequence, Franklin D. Roosevelt devised a new grand strategy of cooperation with allies on an intercontinental scale to defeat authoritarianism. That strategy defined the American approach throughout World War II and the Cold War." "The terrorist attacks of 9/11, Gaddis writes, made it clear that this strategy is now insufficient to ensure American security. The Bush administration has therefore devised a new grand strategy whose foundations lie in the nineteenth-century tradition of unilateralism, preemption, and hegemony, projected this time on a global scale. How successful it will be in the face of twenty-first-century challenges is the question that confronts us. This book, informed by the experiences of the past but focused on the present and the future, is one of the first attempts by a major scholar of international relations to provide an answer."--Jacket
The United States and the end of the cold war : implications, reconsiderations, provocations by John Lewis Gaddis( Book )
27 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and Portuguese and held by 1,287 libraries worldwide
Two decades ago, historian John Lewis Gaddis published The United States and the Origins of the Cold War, a pioneering work of scholarship that sought to explain how Americans found themselves, at the moment of their victory in World War II, facing a long, difficult, and dangerous struggle with an erstwhile ally, the Soviet Union. That struggle has finally concluded in a manner as abrupt, and with a victory as decisive, as the one Americans celebrated in 1945. In The United States and the End of the Cold War, Gaddis provides one of the first explanations of how this happened; he also considers what this outcome suggests about War history--and the post-Cold War future. The United States and the End of the Cold War contains significant new interpretations of the American style in foreign policy, the objectives of containment, and the role of morality, nuclear weapons, and intelligence and espionage in Washington's conduct of the Cold War. It reassesses, in ways sure to be controversial, the leadership of two distinctive cold warriors, John Foster Dulles and Ronald Reagan. It employs new methodological techniques to account for the sudden and surprising events of 1989. And it provides the clearest view yet of what a world without the Cold War is likely to be. Written with the vigor, authority, and adventurousness readers have come to expect from Gaddis's work, The United States and the End of the Cold War offers important new insights into how we got to where we are, and where we may be going
Containment : documents on American policy and strategy, 1945-1950 by Thomas H Etzold( Book )
10 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 670 libraries worldwide
Containment : concept and policy : based on a symposium cosponsored by the National Defense University and the Foreign Service Institute by National Defense University( Book )
17 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 542 libraries worldwide
Cold War statesmen confront the bomb : nuclear diplomacy since 1945 by John Lewis Gaddis( Book )
20 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 530 libraries worldwide
"This book tests these propositions by examining the careers of ten leading Cold War Statesmen - Harry Truman; John Foster Dulles; Dwight Eisenhower; John F. Kennedy; Josef Stalin; Nikita Krushchev; Mao Zedong; Winston Churchill; Charles De Gaulle; and Konrad Adenauer - and asking whether they viewed war, and its acceptability, differently after the advent of the bomb."--Jacket
Order and justice in international relations by Rosemary Foot( Book )
23 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 445 libraries worldwide
"This book sets current concerns within a broad historical and theoretical context, explores the depth and scope of presumed solidarism amidst the difficulties of acting on the basis of a more strongly articulated liberal position, and underscores the complexity and abiding tensions inherent in the relationship between order and justice. Chapters examine a wide range of state and transnational perspectives on order and justice, including those from China, Europe, India, Russia, the United States, and the Islamic world. Other chapters investigate how the order/justice relationship is mediated within major international institutions, including the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, the International Monetary Fund, and the World Bank."--Jacket
Containing the Soviet Union : a critique of US policy ( Book )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 399 libraries worldwide
The Cold War : a new history by John Lewis Gaddis( Sound Recording )
13 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 224 libraries worldwide
Presents a history of the Cold War
George F. Kennan : an American life by John Lewis Gaddis( file )
11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 203 libraries worldwide
Drawing on extensive interviews with George Kennan and exclusive access to his archives, an eminent scholar of the Cold War delivers a revelatory biography of its troubled mastermind. In the late 1940s, George Kennan wrote two documents, the "Long Telegram" and the "X Article," which set forward the strategy of containment that would define US policy toward the Soviet Union for the next four decades. This achievement alone would qualify him as the most influential American diplomat of the Cold War era. But he was also an architect of the Marshall Plan, a prizewinning historian, and would become one of the most outspoken critics of American diplomacy, politics, and culture during the last half of the twentieth century. Now the full scope of Kennan's long life and vast influence is revealed by one of today's most important Cold War scholars. Yale historian John Lewis Gaddis began this magisterial history almost thirty years ago, interviewing Kennan frequently and gaining complete access to his voluminous diaries and other personal papers. So frank and detailed were these materials that Kennan and Gaddis agreed that the book would not appear until after Kennan's death. It was well worth the wait: the journals give this book a breathtaking candor and intimacy that match its century-long sweep. We see Kennan's insecurity as a Midwesterner among elites at Princeton, his budding dissatisfaction with authority and the status quo, his struggles with depression, his gift for satire, and his sharp insights on the policies and people he encountered. Kennan turned these sharp analytical gifts upon himself, even to the point of regularly recording dreams. The result is a remarkably revealing view of how this greatest of Cold War strategists came to doubt his strategy and always doubted himself. This is a landmark work of history and biography that reveals the vast influence and rich inner landscape of a life that both mirrored and shaped the century it spanned
Der kalte Krieg : eine neue Geschichte by John Lewis Gaddis( Book )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in German and held by 110 libraries worldwide
Der Verfasser setzt sich mit den Ereignissen und Persönlichkeiten auseinander, die das Zeitalter des Kalten Krieges prägten. Er beschreibt den Kampf zweier politischer Systme und ihrer gegenseitigen nuklearen Bedrohung. Dieser Kampf endete mit dem Triumph des Westens über den Kommunismus. Der Verfasser beschäftigt sich mit der Frage, wie es zu diesen Entwicklungen gekommen ist und begibt sich auf die Suche nach den Ursprüngen des ideologisch-politischen Gegensatzes zwischen Ost und West
The age of terror : America and the world after September 11 by Strobe Talbott( Book )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 94 libraries worldwide
"September 11 marked the beginning of a new era - an age of terror in which counter-terrorism will be one of the highest priorities of national governments and international institutions. While the resolve to do whatever necessary to combat terrorism will remain undiminished, a great debate has already begun: What exactly is to be done? The answer will depend, in large measure, on the answer to a prior question: What happened here and why? In The Age of Terror, an agenda-setting team of experts begins to answer this question and examines the considerations and objectives of policy decisions in post-September 11 America."--Jacket
On contemporary history : an inaugural lecture delivered before the University of Oxford on 18 May 1993 by John Lewis Gaddis( Book )
4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 80 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Gaddis, John.
Gaddis, John L.
Gaddis, John L. 1941-
Gaddis, John Lewis
Gediss, Džons Lūiss
Gediss, Džons Lūiss, 1941-
John Lewis Gaddis Amerikaans auteur
John Lewis Gaddis historiador estadounidense de la Guerra Fría
John Lewis Gaddis historien américain
John Lewis Gaddis Historiker
John Lewis Gaddis storico statunitense
John Lewis Gaddis US-amerikanischer Historiker
Lewis Gaddis, John
Lewis Gaddis, John 1941-
Гэддис, Джон Льюис
جان لوئیس قادیز
가디스, 존 루이스
개디스, 존 루이스
ギャディス, ジョン・L.
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