Crises in U.S. Foreign Policy: An International History Reader

Предња корица
Yale University Press, 1996 - 447 страница
Repeatedly in the twentieth century, the United States has been involved in confrontations with other countries, each with the potential for widespread international and domestic upheaval, even disaster. In this book Michael Hunt focuses on seven such crises, presenting for each an illuminating introduction and a rich collection of original documents. His epilogue considers the nature of international crises and the U.S. record in dealing with them.
The case studies include:
*the American entry into World War I the Japanese-American rivalry that led to Pearl Harbor
*the origins of the U.S.-Soviet Cold War
*the collision between China and the United States during the Korean War
*the confrontation over Soviet missiles in Cuba
*Lyndon Johnson`s commitment to war in Vietnam
*and the American entanglement in the Iranian revolution
The studies allow the reader to see U.S. foreign policymaking firsthand and to understand it as something that is shaped by interactions with other nations and leaders as well as by American values, attitudes, and needs. To provide an international perspective, both the narrative and the documents give as much attention to foreign policymakers as to their American counterparts, emphasizing the invariably dynamic, often confused, and sometimes chaotic interaction between the two sides.

Из књиге

Шта други кажу - Напишите рецензију

Нисмо пронашли ниједну рецензију на уобичајеним местима.

Изабране странице

Садржај

Introduction
1
1 Wilson and the European War 19141917 Redefining the Rules of the Game
7
2 The Road to Pearl Harbor 19311941 The Dangers of Driving in the Fast Lane
56
3 The Origins of the Cold War 19431952 The Anatomy of a Long Crisis
112
4 The SinoAmerican Collision in Korea 19481951 Riding the Roller Coaster
170
5 Managing the Cuban Missile Crisis 19611963 Model or Muddle?
232
6 Going to War in Vietnam 19501965 A Test of Wills
296
7 Confronting Revolution in Iran 19531980 The Perils of Modernization
365
8 Afterthoughts
414
Acknowledgments
437
Index
441
Ауторска права

Друга издања - Прикажи све

Чести термини и фразе

О аутору (1996)

Michael H. Hunt is Everett H. Emerson Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His books include Ideology and U.S. Foreign Policy, published by Yale University Press.

Библиографски подаци