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ix, 366 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction / Beth Bailey and Richard H. Immerman
  • Part I. The wars and their origins
  • The wars' entangled roots: regional realities and Washington's vision / Michael A. Reynolds
  • 9/11: Bush's response / Terry H. Anderson
  • Part II. The possibilities and limits of American military and diplomatic strategy
  • Intelligence and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan / Richard H. Immerman
  • Assessing strategic choices in the War on Terror / Stephen Biddle and Peter D. Feaver
  • Military strategy in Afghanistan and Iraq: learning and adapting under fire at home and in the field / Conrad C. Crane
  • Human rights as a weapon of war / Jonathan Horowitz
  • Part III. Waging and the wages of war
  • The combatants' experiences / Lisa Mundey
  • Fighting (against) the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan / David Farber
  • Limited war in the age of total media / Sam Lebovic
  • "Watching war made us immune": the popular culture of the wars / Andrew C. McKevitt
  • Part IV. Lessons and legacies
  • Veterans' readjustment after the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars / David Kieran
  • The lessons and legacies of the War in Iraq / Robert K. Brigham
  • The lessons and legacies of the War in Afghanistan / Aaron B. O'Connell.
Understanding the United States' wars in Iraq and Afghanistan is essential to understanding the United States in the first decade of the new millennium and beyond. These wars were pivotal to American foreign policy and international relations. They were expensive: in lives, in treasure, and in reputation. They raised critical ethical and legal questions; they provoked debates over policy, strategy, and war-planning; they helped to shape American domestic politics. And they highlighted a profound division among the American people: While more than two million Americans served in Iraq and Afghanistan, many in multiple deployments, the vast majority of Americans and their families remained untouched by and frequently barely aware of the wars conducted in their name, far from American shores, in regions about which they know little. Understanding the U.S. Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan gives us the first book-length expert historical analysis of these wars. It shows us how they began, what they teach us about the limits of the American military and diplomacy, and who fought them. It examines the lessons and legacies of wars whose outcomes may not be clear for decades. In 1945 few Americans could imagine that the country would be locked in a Cold War with the Soviet Union for decades; fewer could imagine how history would paint the era. Understanding the U.S. Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan begins to come to grips with the period when America became enmeshed in a succession of "low intensity" conflicts in the Middle East. Instructor's Guide.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781479871438 20160619
Green Library
HISTORY-259E-01, HISTORY-359E-01, INTNLREL-168A-01
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x, 393 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Occupation: Why Fight It? -- Part I: Intervention Resistance -- 1. Nicaragua, 1912 -- 2. Haiti, 1915 -- 3. The Dominican Republic, 1916 -- Part II: Occupation Resistance -- 4. Nicaragua, 1913-1925 -- 5. Haiti, 1916-1920 -- 6. The Dominican Republic, 1917-1921 -- 7. Nicaragua, 1927-1929 -- 8. Brambles and Thorns -- Part III: The Stakes -- 9. Cultures of Resistance -- 10. Politics of Resistance -- Part IV: Transnational Networks and U.S. Withdrawals -- 11. U.S. Responses, Haitian Setbacks, and Dominican Withdrawal, 1919-1924 -- 12. The Americas against Occupation, 1927-1932 -- 13. Nicaraguan Withdrawals, 1925-1934 -- 14. Haitian Withdrawal, 1929-1934 -- Conclusion: Lessons of Occupation -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195343038 20160612
In his 1933 inaugural address, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt stated: "In the field of world policy I would dedicate this nation to the policy of the good neighbor-the neighbor who resolutely respects himself and, because he does so, respects the rights of others." Later that year, he declared, "The definite policy of the United States from now on is one opposed to armed intervention." Why was there a need for Roosevelt to institute the Good Neighbor policy in the Western hemisphere? McPherson answers this question by looking at the United States' military interventions in Latin America, the longest ever US occupations in the Western hemisphere. In his first book, Alan McPherson examined the roots of anti-Americanism in Latin America during the Cuban Revolution, Panama riots, and US intervention in the Dominican Republic from 1958 to 1966 and delving deeply into the impact of the love-hate ambivalence on US foreign relations. In this new book, he moves backwards in time to explore American occupations of Nicaragua (1912-33), Haiti (1915-34), and the Dominican Republic (1916-24). McPherson proposes not only that opposition to U.S. intervention was more widespread than commonly acknowledged but that anti-imperial movements in the Caribbean basin were primarily responsible for bringing about the end of U. S. occupation, rather than domestic concerns such as the Great Depression or the American public's lack of stamina for overseas imperial ventures. Studying the qualities of the resisters-urban and rural, female and male, peasants and caudillos (local strongmen)-and the US Marines who occupied their countries, McPherson forms nuanced understandings of the movements, as well as the support they received from Mexico, Cuba, France, and the United States-and posits that the strength of the resistance led to the about-face in US foreign policy. He also looks at the massive movements of opposition to occupations within the US, especially after the First World War, highlighting the divisions between expansionists, including the US military and Wall Street, and those who wished to respect the autonomy of small nations, including the NAACP and the State Department. This broad and nuanced work serves as a much-needed contribution to transnational history, US history, and Latin American history, while shedding historical light on the resistance to US occupations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195343038 20160612
Green Library
HISTORY-259E-01, HISTORY-359E-01, INTNLREL-168A-01
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xiv, 351 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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  • The Miraculous Journey: Joe Sorrelman in Vietnam
  • The Grim Reaper Descends
  • The Death Angel Returns
  • Two Friends
  • Last Man There
  • The Long Trip Home: The Journey of Sgt. Clive Garcia, Jr.
  • Life after Deaths: Dealing with the Absence of Loved Ones
  • Remembering the Fallen: Community, Memory, and the Nine
  • Epilogue
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index.
In 1966, nine young men left the Arizona desert mining camp of Morenci to serve their country in the far-flung jungles of Vietnam, in danger zones from Hue to Khe Sanh. Ultimately, only three survived. Each battled survivor's guilt, difficult re-entries into civilian life, and traumas from personally experiencing war--and losing close friends along the way. Such stories recurred throughout America, but the Morenci Marines stood out. ABC News and Time magazine recounted their moving tale during the war, and, in 2007, the Arizona Republic selected the "Morenci Nine" as the most important veterans' story in state history. Returning to the soldiers' Morenci roots, Kyle Longley's account presents their story as unique by setting and circumstance, yet typical of the sacrifices borne by small towns all across America. His narrative spotlights a generation of young people who joined the military during the tumultuous 1960s and informs a later generation of the hard choices made, many with long-term consequences. The story of the Morenci Marines also reflects that of their hometown: a company town dominated by the Phelps Dodge Mining Corporation, where the company controlled lives and the labour strife was legendary. The town's patriotic citizens saw Vietnam as a just cause, moving Clive Garcia's mother to say, "He died for this cause of freedom." Yet while their sons fought and sent home their paychecks, Phelps Dodge sought to destroy the union that kept families afloat, pushing the government to end a strike that it said undermined the war effort. Morenci was also a place where cultures intermingled, and the nine friends included three Mexican Americans and one Native American. Longley reveals how their backgrounds affected their decisions to join and also helped the survivors cope, with Mike Cranford racing his Harley on back roads at high speeds while Joe Sorrelman tried to deal with demons of war through Navajo rituals. Drawing on personal interviews and correspondence that sheds new light on the Morenci Nine, Longley has written a book as much about loss, grief, and guilt as about the battlefield. It makes compelling reading for anyone who lived in that era--and for anyone still seeing family members go off to fight in controversial wars.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780700619344 20160612
Green Library
HISTORY-259E-01, HISTORY-359E-01, INTNLREL-168A-01
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xxix, 486 p. : maps ; 27 cm.
  • Chapter 1: Getting In, 1945-1952 1. Ho Chi Minh: The Untried Gamble 2. The United States, Its Allies and the Bao Dai Experiment Chapter 2: Fighting Shy, 1953-1961 3. Dwight D. Eisenhower and Wholehearted Support of Ngo Dinh Diem 4. Geneva, 1954: The Precarious Peace 5. The CIA Comes to Vietnam Chapter 3: Digging In, 1961-1968 6. No "Non-Essential Areas": Kennedy and Vietnam 7. The Tonkin Gulf Resolution 8. Lyndon Johnson Chooses War 9. The Tet Offensive, 1968 10. A Dissenter in the Administration Chapter 4: Getting Out, 1968-1975 11. Nixon, Kissinger, and a Pax Americana 12. Bombing Hanoi, Mining Haiphong, and the Moscow Summit 13. Stabbed in the Back Chapter 5: Allies and Enemies 14. Ngo Dinh Diem, the Impossible Ally 15. Ngo Dinh Diem, Modernizer 16. The Foreign Policy of North Vietnam 17. The National Liberation Front and the Land Chapter 6: The Battlefield 18. Getting Hit 19. Feeling Cold 20. Nursing and Disillusionment 21. They Did Not Know Good From Evil 22. My Lai: The Killing Begins Chapter 7: International Dimensions of the War 23. The Soviet Union and American Escalation 24. China and American Escalation 25. The Vietnamese and Global Revolutions Chapter 8: Laos and Cambodia 26. The War in Laos 27. Bombing Cambodia: A Critique 28. Bombing Cambodia: A Defense Chapter 9: Interpreting the War 29. A Clash of Cultures 30. An Opportunity for Power 31. A Defense of Freedom 32. An Act of Imperialism 33. An Assertion of Manhood Chapter 10: The War in America 34. Working-Class War 35. Seeds of a Movement 36. Women at the Barricades, Then and Now Chapter 11: The Legacy of War 37. Saigon: The End and the Beginning 38. Homecoming USA 39. Amerasians: A People in Between Chapter 12: Afterword 40. Letting Go.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780742561342 20160604
Of all of the wars in which the U.S. has been engaged, none has been as divisive as the conflict in Vietnam. The repercussions of this unsettling episode in American history still resonate in our society. Although it ended more than 30 years ago, the Vietnam War continues to fascinate and trouble Americans. The third edition of Light at the End of the Tunnel gives a full overview of the conflict. Starting with Ho Chi Minh's revolt against the French, editor Andrew J. Rotter takes the reader through the succeeding years as scholars, government officials, journalists, and others recount the important events in the conflict and examine issues that developed during this tumultuous time. This book is essential reading for anyone who has an interest in understanding the Vietnam War. The readings in it will enlighten students about this turning point in the history of the United States and the world. The third edition includes greater coverage of the Vietnamese experience of the war and reflects the growing interest in understanding the war as an international event, not just a bilateral or trilateral conflict.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780742561342 20160604
Green Library
HISTORY-259E-01, HISTORY-359E-01, INTNLREL-168A-01
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x, 320 p. : maps ; 25 cm.
Green Library
HISTORY-259E-01, HISTORY-359E-01, INTNLREL-168A-01
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xi, 285 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • List of Illustrations ix Acknowledgments xiii INTRODUCTION 1 PART I ORIGINS CHAPTER 1 The Coming of the Cold War to Korea 11 CHAPTER 2 Syngman Rhee, the Truman Doctrine, and American Policy toward Korea, 1947-1948 39 CHAPTER 3 Why the Korean War, Not the Korean Civil War? 61 PART II COURSE CHAPTER 4 The Road to Chinese Intervention, July-November 1950 87 CHAPTER 5 Why the War Did Not Expand beyond Korea, November 1950-July 1951 118 CHAPTER 6 Negotiating an Armistice, July 1951-July 1953: Why Did It Take So Long? 143 PART III BROADER ISSUES CHAPTER 7 The Korean War and the American Relationship with Korea 185 CHAPTER 8 The Korean War as a Challenge to American Democracy 213 Abbreviations 241 Notes 245 Index 277.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691088532 20160528
Fought on what to Westerners was a remote peninsula in northeast Asia, the Korean War was a defining moment of the Cold War. It militarized a conflict that previously had been largely political and economic. It also solidified a series of divisions - of Korea into North and South, of Germany and Europe into East and West and of China into the mainland and Taiwan - which were to persist for at least two generations. Two of these divisions continue to the present, marking two of the most dangerous political hotspots in the post-Cold War world. The Korean War grew out of the Cold War, it exacerbated the Cold War and its impact transcended the Cold War. William Stueck presents an analysis of the Korean War's major diplomatic and strategic issues. Drawing on a cache of information from archives in the United States, China and the former Soviet Union, he provides an interpretive synthesis for scholars and general readers alike. Beginning with the decision to divide Korea in 1945, he analyses first the origins and then the course of the conflict. He takes into account the balance between the international and internal factors that led to the war and examines the difficulty in containing a.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691088532 20160528
Green Library
HISTORY-259E-01, HISTORY-359E-01, INTNLREL-168A-01