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Rise to globalism : American foreign policy since 1938

Author: Stephen E Ambrose; Douglas Brinkley
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 9th rev. edView all editions and formats
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Since it first appeared in 1971, Rise to Globalism has sold hundreds of thousands of copies. The ninth edition of this classic survey, now updated through the administration of George W. Bush, offers a concise and informative overview of the evolution of American foreign policy from 1938 to the present, focusing on such pivotal events as World War II, the Cuban Missile Crisis, Vietnam, and 9/11. Examining everything  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen E Ambrose; Douglas Brinkley
ISBN: 9780142004944 0142004944
OCLC Number: 644666655
Notes: "Revised and updated through the Presidency of George W. Bush"--Cover.
Description: xvi, 570 pages : maps ; 20 cm
Contents: The twisting path to war --
The war in Europe --
The war in Asia --
The beginnings of the Cold War --
The Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Plan --
Containment tested --
Korea --
Eisenhower, Dulles, and the irreconcilable conflict --
From Hungary and Suez to Cuba --
Kennedy and the new frontiers --
Vietnam : paying the cost of containment --
Nixon, détente, and the debacle in Vietnam --
America in the Middle East and Africa --
Carter and human rights --
Reagan and the evil empire --
The end of the Cold War --
Bush and the Gulf War --
Clinton and democratic enlargement --
Clinton and the new post-Cold War order --
The tragedy of September 11, 2001 --
After the attack and into Iraq.
Responsibility: Stephen E. Ambrose and Douglas G. Brinkley.
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Offers an informative overview of the evolution of American foreign policy from 1938 to the present, focusing on such pivotal events as World War II, the Cuban Missile Crisis, Vietnam, and 9/11. This  Read more...

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An excellent survey of U.S foreign policy * Library Journal *

 
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