Rise to Globalism American Foreign Policy since 1938

ISBN-10: 0140268316

ISBN-13: 9780140268317

Edition: 8th 1998 (Revised)

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Description: This edition of the classic survey offers a concise overview of the evolution of American foreign policy to the present. It focuses on pivotal events such as World War II, Vietnam, the Iran-Contra scandal and the fall of Communism.

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List price: $17.00
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 9/1/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Historian Stephen E. Ambrose grew up in Wisconsin and attended the University of Wisconsin and the University of Louisiana. Ambrose is considered to be one of the foremost historical scholars of recent times and has been a professor for over three decades. He is also the founder and president of the National D-Day Museum in New Orleans. His works include D-Day: June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II, Citizen Soldiers: The U. S. Army from Normandy Beaches to the Bulge to the Surrender of Germany, June 7, 1944-May 7, 1945, Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest and Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson and the Opening of the American West. Abrose served historical consultant on the motion picture Saving Private Ryan.

Douglas Brinkley is director of the Eisenhower Center for American Studies at the University of New Orleans.

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Introduction
The Twisting Path to War
The War in Europe
The War in Asia
The Beginnings of the Cold War
The Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Plan
Containment Tested
Korea
Eisenhower, Dulles, and the Irreconcilable Conflict
From Hungary and Suez to Cuba
Kennedy and the New Frontiers
Vietnam: Paying the Cost of Containment
Nixon, Detente, and the Debacle in Vietnam
America in the Middle East and Africa
Carter and Human Rights
Reagan and the Evil Empire
The End of the Cold War
Bush and the Gulf War
Clinton and Democratic Enlargement
Suggestions for Further Reading
Index
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