Rise to Globalism American Foreign Policy since 1938

ISBN-10: 0142004944
ISBN-13: 9780142004944
Edition: 9th 2011 (Revised)
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List price: $22.50
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 12/28/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 590
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

"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.

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.

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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, D�tente, 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
Clinton and the New Post-Cold War Order
The Tragedy of September 11, 2001
After the Attack and Into Iraq
Suggestions for Further Reading
Index

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