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The rise and decline of the American century

Author: William O Walker, III
Publisher: Ithaca, New York : Cornell University Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"More than waging cold war, efforts to forge an American Century defined the course of U.S. foreign policy from 1945 through 1968. Henry R. Luce's call in 1941 for an American Century gave shape to four decades of thinking about how the United States should engage the world"--
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Walker, William O., III, 1946-
Rise and decline of the American century.
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2017061793
Named Person: Henry Robinson Luce
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William O Walker, III
ISBN: 9781501726132 1501726137
OCLC Number: 1019844767
Description: xviii, 293 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : Henry R. Luce and the security ethos --
Part 1. The rise of the American century. Pursuing hegemony --
Protecting the free world --
Seeking order and stability --
Sustaining leadership --
Part 2. The decline of the American century. Bearing burdens --
Contending with decline --
Attaining primacy --
Conclusion : an improbable quest.
Responsibility: William O. Walker III.

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In 1941 the magazine publishing titan Henry R. Luce urged the nation's leaders to create an American Century. But in the post-World-War-II era proponents of the American Century faced a daunting  Read more...

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