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American Presidential Statecraft : During the Cold War and After

Author: Ronald E Powaski; Springer SOAS EBA History.
Publisher: Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint : Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book, the second of two volumes, examines the presidency in last half of twentieth century America and explores the successes and failures of presidents in their foreign policy initiatives. It examines each president's ability to apply his skills to a foreign policy issue in the face of opposition that may come from a variety of sources, including the Congress, the Pentagon, the State Department, the press, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald E Powaski; Springer SOAS EBA History.
ISBN: 9783319504544 3319504541
OCLC Number: 1018397629
Notes: Off-campus access available to SOAS staff and students only, using SOAS ID and password.
Description: 1 online resource (XIII, 319 pages 8 illustrations, 3 illustrations in color.) : online resource
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. John F. Kennedy, the Hawks, the Doves, and the Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962 --
3. A "Worm with a Hook:" Lyndon Johnson's Decision to Escalate U.S. Involvement in the Vietnam War, November 1963-July 1965 --
4. Richard Nixon, Henry Kissinger, and the Congress: Ending U.S. Involvement in the Vietnam War, 1969-1974 --
5. Ronald Reagan, George Shultz, and Caspar Weinberger: Winding Down the Cold War, 1984-1988 --
6. George W. Bush's Decision to Invade Iraq, 2001-2003 --
7. Conclusion. The Art of Presidential Statecraft.
Responsibility: by Ronald E. Powaski.

Abstract:

This book, the second of two volumes, examines the presidency in last half of twentieth century America and explores the successes and failures of presidents in their foreign policy initiatives. It examines each president's ability to apply his skills to a foreign policy issue in the face of opposition that may come from a variety of sources, including the Congress, the Pentagon, the State Department, the press, and often their own in-house advisers. This volume in particular focuses on John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and George W. Bush.

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