Rise to Globalism : American Foreign Policy since 1938

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1997-09-01
  • Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

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Incorporating the most recent scholarship, this eighth revised edition of this classic survey offers a concise and informative overview of the evolution of American foreign policy from 1938 to the present, focussing on such pivotal events as world War II, the Cuban missile crisis, Vietnam, and the SALT treaties. Ambrose and Brinkley also closely examine such recent topics as the Iran-contra scandal, free elections in Nicaragua, the rise of international terrorism, the fall of Communism, the Gulf War, the crisis in Bosnia, and President Clinton's international trade policy. In light of the enormous global power of the United States, the authors analyse how American economic aggressiveness, racism, and fear of Communism have shaped the country's evolving foreign policy.

Table of Contents

List of Maps
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, Detente, and the Debacle in Vietnamp. 224
America in the Middle East and Africap. 254
Carter and Human Rightsp. 181
Reagan and the Evil Empirep. 303
The End of the Cold Warp. 352
Bush and the Gulf Warp. 381
Clinton and Democratic Enlargementp. 398
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 429
Indexp. 444
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