Nixon in the World American Foreign Relations, 1969-1977

ISBN-10: 0195315367
ISBN-13: 9780195315363
Edition: 2008
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List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/11/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

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, eighteen 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.

Fredrik Logevall is Professor of History at Cornell University.

Andrew Preston is University Lecturer in History and a Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge University.

Contributors
Introduction: The Adventurous Journey of Nixon in the World
Parameters
An Elusive Grand Design
Nixon as Statesman: The Failed Campaign
Henry Kissinger and American Grand Strategy
Salesmanship and Substance: The Influence of Domestic Policy and Watergate
Openings
Nixon, Kissinger, and the Opening to China
Nuclear Nixon: Ironies, Puzzles, and the Triumph of Realpolitik
The Frailties of Grand Strategies: A Comparison of D�tente and Ostpolitik
The United States and the Making of the Helsinki Final Act
Closings
Waging War on All Fronts: Nixon, Kissinger, and the Vietnam War, 1969-1972
The End of the Vietnam War, 1973-1976
Flashpoints, Hotspots, and Allies
The Weight of Conquest: Henry Kissinger and the Arab-Israeli Conflict
The Danger of Geopolitical Fantasies: Nixon, Kissinger, and the South Asia Crisis of 1971
History from Below: The United States and Latin America in the Nixon Years
Nixon Shocks Japan, Inc.
Thanks for the Fish: Nixon, Kissinger, and Canada
Index

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