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American ascendance and British retreat in the Persian Gulf Region

Author: W Taylor Fain
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, [2016?] ©2008
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book critically examines the origins of American diplomacy in the greater Persian Gulf region. W. Taylor Fain demonstrates that it was the inability of the United States to contend effectively with the disintigration of British imperial authority in the Gulf, specifically its failure to establish viable surrogates for British power in the area after 1971, that eventually led the United States to assume its  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W Taylor Fain
ISBN: 1349370827 9781349370825
OCLC Number: 951515846
Description: viii, 283 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: "Toll-Gates of Empire": Britain, the United States, and the Persian Gulf Region before 1951 --
"Anti-Colonialism," Revolutionary Nationalism, and Cold War: Anglo-American Relations in the Persian Gulf Region, 1950-1956 --
"A Delicate Structure": Consolidation and Crisis in the Persian Gulf Region, 1957-1960 --
"What a World It Is!": Kennedy, Macmillan, and the Persian Gulf Region, 1961-1963 --
"For God's Sake Act Like Britain!": Johnson, Wilson, and Britain's Withdrawal from the Persian Gulf Region, 1964-1968 --
"The Twilight of the Pax Brittanica": The United States and Britain's Departure from the Persian Gulf, 1968-1972.
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