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xiv, 264 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction : individuals and power
  • Reagan reaches
  • Stagnation and choices
  • Shultz engages
  • Gorbachev adapts
  • Recovery and statecraft
  • Gorbachev's new world order
  • Bush's new world order
  • Conclusion : individuals and strategy.
Green Library
HISTORY-261G-01, INTNLREL-173-01
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xiii, 398 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Green Library
HISTORY-261G-01, INTNLREL-173-01
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vii, 329 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Fred I. Greenstein has long been one of our keenest observers of the modern presidency. In "The Presidential Difference", he provides a fascinating and instructive account of the presidential qualities that have served well and poorly in the Oval Office, beginning with Franklin D. Roosevelt's first hundred days. He surveys each president's political skill, vision, cognitive style, organizational capacity, ability to communicate, and emotional intelligence - and argues that the last is the most important in predicting presidential success. Throughout, Greenstein offers a series of bottom-line judgments on each of his thirteen subjects as well as an overarching theory of why presidents succeed or fail. In this new edition, Greenstein assesses President George W. Bush in the wake of his two terms. The book also includes a new chapter on the leadership style of President Obama and how we can expect it to affect his presidency and legacy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691143835 20160528
Green Library
HISTORY-261G-01, INTNLREL-173-01
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336 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • A tale of two wars
  • The winding road to war
  • Desert shield
  • War of necessity
  • The Clinton interregnum
  • The 9/11 presidency
  • Prelude to war
  • War of choice
  • Takeaways from two wars.
Green Library
HISTORY-261G-01, INTNLREL-173-01
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xv, 348 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: The Adventurous Journey of Nixon in the World-- Parameters-- 1. An Elusive Grand Design-- 2. Nixon as Statesman: The Failed Campaign-- 3. Henry Kissinger and American Grand Strategy in the 1970s-- 4. Salesmanship and Substance: The Influence of Domestic Policy and Watergate-- OPENINGS-- 5. Nixon, Kissinger, and the Opening to China-- 6. Nuclear Nixon: Ironies, Puzzles, and the Triumph of Realpolitik-- 7. The Frailties of Grand Strategies: A Comparison of Detente and Ostpolitik-- 8. The United States and the Making of the Helsinki Final Act-- CLOSINGS-- 9. Waging War on All Fronts: Nixon, Kissinger, and the Vietnam War, 1969-1972-- 10. The End of the Vietnam War, 1973-1976-- FLASHPOINTS, HOTSPOTS, AND ALLIES-- 11. The Weight of Conquest: Henry Kissinger and the Arab-Israeli Conflict-- 12. The Danger of Geopolitical Fantasies: Nixon, Kissinger, and the South Asia Crisis of 1971-- 13. History from Below: The United States and Latin America in the Nixon Years-- 14. Nixon Shocks Japan, Inc-- 15. Thanks for the Fish: Nixon, Kissinger, and Canada.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195315363 20160528
In the 1970s, the United States faced challenges on a number of fronts. By nearly every measure, American power was no longer unrivalled. The task of managing America's relative decline fell to President Richard Nixon, Henry Kissinger, and Gerald Ford. From 1969 to 1977, Nixon, Kissinger, and Ford reoriented U.S. foreign policy from its traditional poles of liberal interventionism and conservative isolationism into a policy of active but conservative engagement. In Nixon in the World, seventeen leading historians of the Cold War and U.S. foreign policy show how they did it, where they succeeded, and where they took their new strategy too far. Drawing on newly declassified materials, they provide authoritative and compelling analyses of issues such as Vietnam, detente, arms control, and the U.S.-China rapprochement, creating the first comprehensive volume on American foreign policy in this pivotal era.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195315363 20160528
Green Library
HISTORY-261G-01, INTNLREL-173-01
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lvi, 514 p. ; 24 cm.
The events of the Cuban Missile Crisis unfolded in the actual words of President John F. Kennedy and his top advisers. Now available in a new, concise edition, this book retains its gripping sense of history in the making.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780393322590 20160528
Green Library
HISTORY-261G-01, INTNLREL-173-01
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xxviii, 529 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Acknowledgments Preface List of Abbreviations Used in the Text 1. The Kickoff: 29 August 1963 2. Breaks and Continuities: September to November 1963 3. "I Will Not Lose in Vietnam": November 1963 to January 1964 4. "A Deeply Dangerous Game": February to April 1964 5. Rumblings of Discontent: April to June 1964 6. Campaigns at Home and Abroad: June and July 1964 7. Provocations: August 1964 8. Standing Logic on Its Head: September and October 1964 9. The Freedom to Change: November and December 1964 10. "Stable Government or No Stable Government": January and February 1965 11. Americanization: February to July 1965 12. Choosing War List of Abbreviations Used in the Notes Notes Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520215115 20160528
The author of this text examines the great unanswered question on the Vietnam War: could the tragedy have been averted? His answer: a resounding yes. Challenging the prevailing myth that the outbreak of large-scale fighting in 1965 was unavoidable, he argues that the war was unnecessary.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520215115 20160528
Green Library
HISTORY-261G-01, INTNLREL-173-01
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xiii, 142 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
A study of the events and circumstances that lay behind President Truman's use of atomic bombs against Japan. It examines the popular mythology about how the decision was made and evaluates the role of US-Soviet relations and American domestic politics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780807823613 20160527
Green Library
HISTORY-261G-01, INTNLREL-173-01