Rise to Globalism American Foreign Policy Since 1938, Ninth Revised Edition

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  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/22/2010
  • Publisher: Penguin Books

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"One of the most lively and provocative interpretive studies of the major events in recent American diplomatic history." -American Historical Review Since it first appeared in 1971, Rise to Globalismhas 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 from the Iran-Contra scandal to the rise of international terrorism, the authors analyze-in light of the enormous global power of the United States-how American economic aggressiveness, racism, and fear of Communism have shaped the nation's evolving foreign policy.

Author Biography

Stephen E. Ambrose is Director Emeritus of the Eisenhower Center, retired Boyd Professor of History at the University of New Orleans, and president of the National D-Day Museum. He is the author of over twenty books including the bestsellers Undaunted Courage, Citizen Soldiers, and D-Day, multiple biographies of Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon, and his compilation of 1,400 oral histories from American veterans.

Table of Contents

List of Mapsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
The Twisting Path to Warp. 1
The War in Europep. 15
The War in Asiap. 35
The Beginnings of the Cold Warp. 52
The Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Planp. 75
Containment Testedp. 95
Koreap. 114
Eisenhower, Dulles, and the Irreconcilable Conflictp. 127
From Hungary and Suez to Cubap. 151
Kennedy and the New Frontiersp. 171
Vietnam: Paying the Cost of Containmentp. 190
Nixon, Détente, and the Debacle in Vietnamp. 224
America in the Middle East and Africap. 254
Carter and Human Rightsp. 280
Reagan and the Evil Empirep. 303
The End of the Cold Warp. 352
Bush and the Gulf Warp. 381
Clinton and Democratic Enlargementp. 399
Clinton and the New Post-Cold War Orderp. 431
The Tragedy of September 11, 2001p. 461
After the Attack and Into Iraqp. 473
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 513
Indexp. 531
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