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Arc of empire : America's wars in Asia from the Philippines to Vietnam

Author: Michael H Hunt; Steven I Levine
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2012.
Series: H. Eugene and Lillian Youngs Lehman series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Although conventionally treated as separate, America's four wars in Asia were actually phases in a sustained U.S. bid for regional dominance, according to Michael H. Hunt and Steven I. Levine. This effort unfolded as an imperial project in which military power and the imposition of America's political will were crucial. Devoting equal attention to Asian and American perspectives, the authors follow the long arc of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael H Hunt; Steven I Levine
ISBN: 9780807835289 0807835285 9781469613925 1469613921
OCLC Number: 746316059
Description: 340 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction : four wars and the problem of empire --
The Philippines, 1899-1902 : the imperial impulse unleashed --
Japan, 1941-1945 : securing dominance --
Korea, 1950-1953 : dominance challenged --
Vietnam, 1965-1973 : dominance undone --
Conclusion : empire and aftermath.
Series Title: H. Eugene and Lillian Youngs Lehman series.
Responsibility: Michael H. Hunt & Steven I. Levine.
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A highly original and enlightening perspective that integrates a century of U.S. engagement with Japan, China, Korea, and Vietnam.--Diplomatic History Hunt and Levine's book is important . . . to Read more...

 
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