Roosevelt s Centurions

Roosevelt s Centurions
Author: Joseph E. Persico
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2013-05-28
ISBN: 0679645438
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Roosevelt s Centurions Book Excerpt:

“FDR’s centurions were my heroes and guides. Now Joe Persico has written the best account of those leaders I've ever read.”—Colin L. Powell All American presidents are commanders in chief by law. Few perform as such in practice. In Roosevelt’s Centurions, distinguished historian Joseph E. Persico reveals how, during World War II, Franklin D. Roosevelt seized the levers of wartime power like no president since Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War. Declaring himself “Dr. Win-the-War,” FDR assumed the role of strategist in chief, and, though surrounded by star-studded generals and admirals, he made clear who was running the war. FDR was a hands-on war leader, involving himself in everything from choosing bomber targets to planning naval convoys to the design of landing craft. Persico explores whether his strategic decisions, including his insistence on the Axis powers’ unconditional surrender, helped end or may have prolonged the war. Taking us inside the Allied war councils, the author reveals how the president brokered strategy with contentious allies, particularly the iron-willed Winston Churchill; rallied morale on the home front; and handpicked a team of proud, sometimes prickly warriors who, he believed, could fight a global war. Persico’s history offers indelible portraits of the outsize figures who roused the “sleeping giant” that defeated the Axis war machine: the dutiful yet independent-minded George C. Marshall, charged with rebuilding an army whose troops trained with broomsticks for rifles, eggs for hand grenades; Dwight Eisenhower, an unassuming Kansan elevated from obscurity to command of the greatest fighting force ever assembled; the vainglorious Douglas MacArthur; and the bizarre battlefield genius George S. Patton. Here too are less widely celebrated military leaders whose contributions were just as critical: the irascible, dictatorial navy chief, Ernest King; the acerbic army advisor in China, “Vinegar” Joe Stilwell; and Henry H. “Hap” Arnold, who zealously preached the gospel of modern air power. The Roosevelt who emerges from these pages is a wartime chess master guiding America’s armed forces to a victory that was anything but foreordained. What are the qualities we look for in a commander in chief? In an era of renewed conflict, when Americans are again confronting the questions that FDR faced—about the nature and exercise of global power—Roosevelt’s Centurions is a timely and revealing examination of what it takes to be a wartime leader in a freewheeling, complicated, and tumultuous democracy.

Roosevelt s Centurions

Roosevelt s Centurions
Author: Joseph E. Persico
Publsiher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2014-03-04
ISBN: 0812974972
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Roosevelt s Centurions Book Excerpt:

“FDR’s centurions were my heroes and guides. Now Joe Persico has written the best account of those leaders I've ever read.”—Colin L. Powell All American presidents are commanders in chief by law. Few perform as such in practice. In Roosevelt’s Centurions, distinguished historian Joseph E. Persico reveals how, during World War II, Franklin D. Roosevelt seized the levers of wartime power like no president since Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War. Declaring himself “Dr. Win-the-War,” FDR assumed the role of strategist in chief, and, though surrounded by star-studded generals and admirals, he made clear who was running the war. FDR was a hands-on war leader, involving himself in everything from choosing bomber targets to planning naval convoys to the design of landing craft. Persico explores whether his strategic decisions, including his insistence on the Axis powers’ unconditional surrender, helped end or may have prolonged the war. Taking us inside the Allied war councils, the author reveals how the president brokered strategy with contentious allies, particularly the iron-willed Winston Churchill; rallied morale on the home front; and handpicked a team of proud, sometimes prickly warriors who, he believed, could fight a global war. Persico’s history offers indelible portraits of the outsize figures who roused the “sleeping giant” that defeated the Axis war machine: the dutiful yet independent-minded George C. Marshall, charged with rebuilding an army whose troops trained with broomsticks for rifles, eggs for hand grenades; Dwight Eisenhower, an unassuming Kansan elevated from obscurity to command of the greatest fighting force ever assembled; the vainglorious Douglas MacArthur; and the bizarre battlefield genius George S. Patton. Here too are less widely celebrated military leaders whose contributions were just as critical: the irascible, dictatorial navy chief, Ernest King; the acerbic army advisor in China, “Vinegar” Joe Stilwell; and Henry H. “Hap” Arnold, who zealously preached the gospel of modern air power. The Roosevelt who emerges from these pages is a wartime chess master guiding America’s armed forces to a victory that was anything but foreordained. What are the qualities we look for in a commander in chief? In an era of renewed conflict, when Americans are again confronting the questions that FDR faced—about the nature and exercise of global power—Roosevelt’s Centurions is a timely and revealing examination of what it takes to be a wartime leader in a freewheeling, complicated, and tumultuous democracy.

How Franklin D Roosevelt Fought World War II

How Franklin D  Roosevelt Fought World War II
Author: Earle Rice, Jr.
Publsiher: Enslow Publishing, LLC
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2017-07-15
ISBN: 0766085279
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Franklin D Roosevelt Fought World War II Book Excerpt:

After Adolf Hitler attacked Poland on September 1, 1939, igniting World War II, it fell to President Franklin D. Roosevelt to keep his nation neutral while preparing it for war. When Japan’s surprise attack on Pearl Harbor brought that war to America, his strong, steady leadership guided it through all but four months of the most brutal war in the history of the world. Through full-color and black-and-white photos, informative sidebars, and engaging narrative, readers gain insight into Roosevelt’s administration and the people who advised him, as well as the combat and political strategies of the war itself and its legacy.

Party Politics in the Age of Roosevelt

Party Politics in the Age of Roosevelt
Author: Michael P. Riccards,Cheryl A. Flagg
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 394
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1793633460
Category: Political leadership
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Party Politics in the Age of Roosevelt Book Excerpt:

This book examines Franklin D. Roosevelt and his development since being a young politician in Albany, how he created the modern welfare state, and how he made the presidency the focal point of American national government.

Churchill Roosevelt Company

Churchill  Roosevelt   Company
Author: Lewis E. Lehrman
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2017-01-30
ISBN: 0811765474
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Churchill Roosevelt Company Book Excerpt:

During World War II the “special relationship” between the United States and Great Britain cemented the alliance that won the war. But the ultimate victory of that partnership has obscured many of the conflicts behind Franklin Roosevelt’s grins and Winston Churchill’s victory signs, the clashes of principles and especially personalities between and within the two nations. Synthesizing an impressive variety of sources from memoirs and letters to histories and biographies, Lewis Lehrman explains how the Anglo-American alliance worked--and occasionally did not work--by presenting portraits and case studies of the men who worked the back channels and back rooms, the secretaries and under secretaries, ambassadors and ministers, responsible for carrying out Roosevelt’s and Churchill’s agendas while also pursuing their own and thwarting others’. This was the domain of Joseph Kennedy, American ambassador to England often at odds with his boss; spymasters William Donovan and William Stephenson; Secretary of State Cordell Hull, whom FDR frequently bypassed in favor of Under Secretary Sumner Welles; British ambassadors Lord Lothian and Lord Halifax; and, above them all, Roosevelt and Churchill, who had the difficult task, not always well performed, of managing their subordinates and who frequently chose to conduct foreign policy directly between themselves. Scrupulous in its research and fair in its judgments, Lehrman’s book reveals the personal diplomacy at the core of the Anglo-American alliance.

The Presidency of Franklin D Roosevelt

The Presidency of Franklin D  Roosevelt
Author: Don Nardo
Publsiher: Capstone
Total Pages: 65
Release: 2014-07-01
ISBN: 0756549272
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Presidency of Franklin D Roosevelt Book Excerpt:

Franklin Delano Roosevelt--the longest serving president in U.S. history--successfully guided Americans through two of the worst crises ever. He succeeded where others had failed in pulling the country back from the brink of collapse during the Great Depression. He lifted Americans' spirits and turned them away from fear and defeatism. Then came the horrors and devastation of World War II. The brilliant and courageous Roosevelt proved to be an outstanding commander in chief, leading the world to victory over the powers of evil.

The Second World Wars

The Second World Wars
Author: Victor Davis Hanson
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 745
Release: 2017-10-17
ISBN: 0465093191
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Second World Wars Book Excerpt:

A "breathtakingly magisterial" account of World War II by America's preeminent military historian (Wall Street Journal) World War II was the most lethal conflict in human history. Never before had a war been fought on so many diverse landscapes and in so many different ways, from rocket attacks in London to jungle fighting in Burma to armor strikes in Libya. The Second World Wars examines how combat unfolded in the air, at sea, and on land to show how distinct conflicts among disparate combatants coalesced into one interconnected global war. Drawing on 3,000 years of military history, bestselling author Victor Davis Hanson argues that despite its novel industrial barbarity, neither the war's origins nor its geography were unusual. Nor was its ultimate outcome surprising. The Axis powers were well prepared to win limited border conflicts, but once they blundered into global war, they had no hope of victory. An authoritative new history of astonishing breadth, The Second World Wars offers a stunning reinterpretation of history's deadliest conflict.

World War II

World War II
Author: Priscilla Mary Roberts
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 411
Release: 2012
ISBN: 1610691016
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World War II Book Excerpt:

In this book an internationally renowned team of historians provides comprehensive coverage of all major campaigns and theaters of World War II, synthesizing the tremendous breadth and depth of source materials on this global conflict. It includes primary-source documents created by both famous leaders and average citizens. * Introductory essays examine the causes, course, and consequences of the war * A bibliography includes recently published books as well as movies and electronic media * A comprehensive chronology clarifies the order of historical events

A Blueprint for War

A Blueprint for War
Author: Susan Dunn
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2018-01-01
ISBN: 0300203535
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Blueprint for War Book Excerpt:

One hundred days that set the stage for the American Century

1941

1941
Author: Marc Wortman
Publsiher: Atlantic Books
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2017-02-02
ISBN: 1786491184
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

1941 Book Excerpt:

In 1941: Fighting the Shadow War, Marc Wortman thrillingly explores the little-known history of America's clandestine involvement in World War II before the attack on Pearl Harbor. Prior to that infamous day, America had long been involved in a shadow war. Winston Churchill, England's beleaguered new Prime Minister, pleaded with Franklin D. Roosevelt for help. President Roosevelt concocted ingenious ways to come to his aid, without breaking the Neutrality Acts. Conducting espionage at home and in South America to root out Nazi sympathizers, and waging undeclared war in the Atlantic, were just some of the tactics with which America battled Hitler in the shadows. President Roosevelt also had to contend with growing isolationism and anti-Semitism as he tried to influence public opinion. While Americans were sympathetic to those being crushed under Axis power, they were unwilling to enter a foreign war. Wortman tells the story through the eyes of the powerful as well as ordinary citizens. Their stories weave throughout the intricate tapestry of events that unfold during the crucial year of 1941. Combining military and political history, Wortman tells the eye-opening story of America's journey to war.

The Flying Tigers

The Flying Tigers
Author: Sam Kleiner
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-05-15
ISBN: 0399564144
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Flying Tigers Book Excerpt:

The thrilling story behind the American pilots who were secretly recruited to defend the nation’s desperate Chinese allies before Pearl Harbor and ended up on the front lines of the war against the Japanese in the Pacific. Sam Kleiner’s The Flying Tigers uncovers the hidden story of the group of young American men and women who crossed the Pacific before Pearl Harbor to risk their lives defending China. Led by legendary army pilot Claire Chennault, these men left behind an America still at peace in the summer of 1941 using false identities to travel across the Pacific to a run-down airbase in the jungles of Burma. In the wake of the disaster at Pearl Harbor this motley crew was the first group of Americans to take on the Japanese in combat, shooting down hundreds of Japanese aircraft in the skies over Burma, Thailand, and China. At a time when the Allies were being defeated across the globe, the Flying Tigers’ exploits gave hope to Americans and Chinese alike. Kleiner takes readers into the cockpits of their iconic shark-nosed P-40 planes—one of the most familiar images of the war—as the Tigers perform nail-biting missions against the Japanese. He profiles the outsize personalities involved in the operation, including Chennault, whose aggressive tactics went against the prevailing wisdom of military strategy; Greg “Pappy” Boyington, the man who would become the nation’s most beloved pilot until he was shot down and became a POW; Emma Foster, one of the nurses in the unit who had a passionate romance with a pilot named John Petach; and Madame Chiang Kai-shek herself, who first brought Chennault to China and who would come to visit these young Americans. A dramatic story of a covert operation whose very existence would have scandalized an isolationist United States, The Flying Tigers is the unforgettable account of a group of Americans whose heroism changed the world, and who cemented an alliance between the United States and China as both nations fought against seemingly insurmountable odds.

The Accidental President

The Accidental President
Author: A J Baime
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2018-02-08
ISBN: 1473527155
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Accidental President Book Excerpt:

Heroes are often defined as ordinary characters who find themselves facing extraordinary circumstances and, through courage and a dash of luck, cement their place in history. Chosen as President Roosevelt's fourth term Vice President for his admired work ethic, good judgement and lack of enemies, Harry S. Truman was the prototypical ordinary man from small-town America. That is, until he was thrust in over his head following the sudden death of Roosevelt. With the world still caught up in the inferno of the Second World War, Truman found himself playing the roles of both judge and jury during the founding of the UN, the Potsdam Conference, the Manhattan Project, the German surrender, the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps and the decision to drop the Bomb and bring the war to the end. Tightly focused, meticulously researched and drawing on documentation not available to previous biographers, The Accidental President escorts readers into the situation room with Truman during this tumultuous, history-making four months - when the stakes were high and the challenges even higher . . .

Military Review

Military Review
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2013-07
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Military art and science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Military Review Book Excerpt:

Captain McCrea s War

Captain McCrea s War
Author: John L. McCrea
Publsiher: Skyhorse + ORM
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2016-11-15
ISBN: 1510713247
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Captain McCrea s War Book Excerpt:

A fascinating memoir of World War II by one of FDR’s inner circle—a man who experienced the war from both the White House and the bridge of a warship. Captain McCrea’s War chronicles Vice Adm. John L. McCrea’s experiences in WWII—working with President Franklin D. Roosevelt on difficult and unusual assignments, associating with royalty and world-famous political and military leaders, and commanding the USS Iowa and a task force in the Pacific. McCrea served as a naval aide and set up the White House Map Room (now known as the Situation Room) and Shangri-La (now called Camp David). He supplied material for the president’s fireside chats, helped arrange the Casablanca Conference, and worked with such prominent leaders as Winston S. Churchill and Gen. Douglas MacArthur. Despite his important work for the president, McCrea yearned for sea duty, and was given command of the country’s newest and largest battleship, the USS Iowa. “Stands fair to supersede all others as the most touchingly human portrait of Franklin Roosevelt in World War II . . . For both general readers interested in WWII and historians of the presidency this book is a priceless gem.” —Nigel Hamilton, author of the FDR at War trilogy “Essential reading for anyone interested in the strategic direction of World War II.” —Bill Yenne, author of Panic on the Pacific “McCrea offers an unusual insight into the everyday routines of war even at its highest levels.” —Dennis Showalter, author of Armor and Blood

The Washington War

The Washington War
Author: James Lacey
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2019-05-28
ISBN: 0345547594
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Washington War Book Excerpt:

A Team of Rivals for World War II—the inside story of how FDR and the towering personalities around him waged war in the corridors of Washington, D.C., to secure ultimate victory on the battlefields of Europe and the Pacific. The Washington War is the story of how the Second World War was fought and won in the capital’s halls of power—and how the United States, which in December 1941 had a nominal army and a decimated naval fleet, was able in only thirty months to fling huge forces onto the European continent and shortly thereafter shatter Imperial Japan’s Pacific strongholds. Three quarters of a century after the overwhelming defeat of the totalitarian Axis forces, the terrifying, razor-thin calculus on which so many critical decisions turned has been forgotten—but had any of these debates gone the other way, the outcome of the war could have been far different: The army in August 1941, about to be disbanded, saved by a single vote. Production plans that would have delayed adequate war matériel for years after Pearl Harbor, circumvented by one uncompromising man’s courage and drive. The delicate ballet that precluded a separate peace between Stalin and Hitler. The almost-adopted strategy to stage D-Day at a fatally different time and place. It was all a breathtakingly close-run thing, again and again. Renowned historian James Lacey takes readers behind the scenes in the cabinet rooms, the Pentagon, the Oval Office, and Hyde Park, and at the pivotal conferences—Campobello Island, Casablanca, Tehran—as these disputes raged. Here are colorful portraits of the great figures—and forgotten geniuses—of the day: New Dealers versus industrialists, political power brokers versus the generals, Churchill and the British high command versus the U.S. chiefs of staff, innovators versus entrenched bureaucrats . . . with the master manipulator, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, at the center, setting his brawling patriots one against the other and promoting and capitalizing on the furious turf wars. Based on years of research and extensive, previously untapped archival resources, The Washington War is the first integrated, comprehensive chronicle of how all these elements—and towering personalities—clashed and ultimately coalesced at each vital turning point, the definitive account of Washington at real war and the titanic political and bureaucratic infighting that miraculously led to final victory.

War and Peace

War and Peace
Author: Nigel Hamilton
Publsiher: FDR at War
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2019
ISBN: 0544876806
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

War and Peace Book Excerpt:

"To mark the 75th anniversary of D-day, here is the final triumph--and tragedy--of FDR as U.S. wartime commander in chief, the Allies' key strategist, and prophet of the postwar world. Nigel Hamilton's view of FDR's leadership has revolutionized our understanding of Roosevelt, Churchill, and their competing strategies in World War II. In planning the African and Italian campaigns, FDR had to overcome Churchill's obsession with the Mediterranean and defeat the British prime minister's resistance to mounting D-day. In [this book], his tour de force covering the climactic events of 1944 and '45, Hamilton reveals FDR's genius at Allied leadership: the man most responsible for D-day, and the visionary who planned for a lasting peace he would not live to witness. In Hamilton's trademark detail, we see FDR design, defend, and ultimately insist on the great American-led invasion of France in June 1944, and why--and how--he appointed Eisenhower to command it. As FDR's D-day triumph turns to personal tragedy, however, we watch with heartbreaking compassion as coronary disease threatens his life. Yet how bravely thereafter the dying president attempts, at Hawaii, Quebec, and Yalta, to prepare the United Nations for an American-backed postwar world order. Using hitherto unpublished documents and interviews, Hamilton rewrites the self-serving account of the war strategy given by Winston Churchill in his famous memoirs. Now at last we see FDR in his true role as the Allied mastermind of the war and the architect of postwar peace."--Dust jacket.

George Marshall

George Marshall
Author: David L. Roll
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2019-07-09
ISBN: 1101990996
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

George Marshall Book Excerpt:

The extraordinary career of George Catlett Marshall—America’s most distinguished soldier–statesman since George Washington—whose selfless leadership and moral character influenced the course of two world wars and helped define the American century. “I’ve read several biographies of Marshall, but I think [David] Roll’s may be the best of the bunch.”—Thomas E. Ricks, New York Times Book Review • “Powerful.”—The Wall Street Journal • “Enthralling.”—Andrew Roberts • “Important.”—William I. Hitchcock • “Majestic.”—Susan Page • “Engrossing.”—Andrew J. Bacevich • “Judicious.”—Walter Isaacson • “Definitive.”—Kirkus Winston Churchill called him World War II's "organizer of victory." Harry Truman said he was "the greatest military man that this country ever produced." Today, in our era of failed leadership, few lives are more worthy of renewed examination than Marshall and his fifty years of loyal service to the defense of his nation and its values. Even as a young officer he was heralded as a genius, a reputation that grew when in WWI he planned and executed a nighttime movement of more than a half million troops from one battlefield to another that led to the armistice. Between the wars he helped modernize combat training, and re-staffed the U.S. Army's officer corps with the men who would lead in the next decades. But as WWII loomed, it was the role of army chief of staff in which Marshall's intellect and backbone were put to the test, when his blind commitment to duty would run up against the realities of Washington politics. Long seen as a stoic, almost statuesque figure, he emerges in these pages as a man both remarkable and deeply human, thanks to newly discovered sources. Set against the backdrop of five major conflicts—two world wars, Palestine, Korea, and the Cold War—Marshall's education in military, diplomatic, and political power, replete with their nuances and ambiguities, runs parallel with America's emergence as a global superpower. The result is a defining account of one of our most consequential leaders.

Advocating Overlord

Advocating Overlord
Author: Philip Padgett
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2018-05
ISBN: 1640120505
Category: HISTORY
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advocating Overlord Book Excerpt:

“Well there it is. It won’t work, but you must bloody well make it,” said the chief of Britain’s military leaders, when he gave orders to begin planning for what became known as Operation Overlord. While many view D-Day as one of the most successful operations of World War II, most aren’t aware of the intensive year of planning and political tension between the Allies that preceded the amphibious military landing on June 6, 1944. This intriguing history reveals how President Franklin D. Roosevelt, while on a fishing trip in the middle of World War II, altered his attitude toward Winston Churchill and became an advocate for Operation Overlord. Philip Padgett challenges the known narrative of this watershed moment in history and illuminates the diplomatic link between Normandy and the atomic bomb. He shows how the Allies came to agree on a liberation strategy that began with D-Day—and the difficult forging of British and American scientific cooperation that produced the atomic bomb. At its core this story is about how a new generation of leaders found the courage to step beyond national biases in a truly allied endeavor to carry out one of history’s most successful military operations.

Lincoln Churchill

Lincoln   Churchill
Author: Lewis E. Lehrman
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2018-01-15
ISBN: 0811767450
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lincoln Churchill Book Excerpt:

A Renowned Historian Gives New Perspective on Statesmen at War Lewis E. Lehrman, a renowned historian and National Humanities Medal winner, gives new perspective on two of the greatest English-speaking statesmen—and their remarkable leadership in wars of national survival Abraham Lincoln and Winston Churchill, as commanders in chief, led their nations to victory—Lincoln in the Civil War, Churchill in World War II. They became revered leaders—statesmen for all time. Yet these two world-famous war leaders have never been seriously compared at book length. Acclaimed historian Lewis Lehrman, in his pathbreaking comparison of both statesmen, finds that Lincoln and Churchill—with very different upbringings and contrasting personalities—led their war efforts, to some extent, in similar ways. As supreme war lords, they were guided not only by principles of honor, duty, freedom, but also by the practical wisdom to know when, where, and how to apply these principles. They made mistakes which Lehrman considers carefully. But the author emphasizes that, despite setbacks, they never gave up. Even their writings and speeches were swords in battle. Gifted literary stylists, both men relied on the written and spoken word to steel their citizens throughout desperate and prolonged wars. Both statesmen unexpectedly left office near the end of their wars—Lincoln by the bullet, Churchill by the ballot.

A Companion to U S Foreign Relations

A Companion to U S  Foreign Relations
Author: Christopher R. W. Dietrich
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 1184
Release: 2020-03-04
ISBN: 1119459400
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Companion to U S Foreign Relations Book Excerpt:

Covers the entire range of the history of U.S. foreign relations from the colonial period to the beginning of the 21st century. A Companion to U.S. Foreign Relations is an authoritative guide to past and present scholarship on the history of American diplomacy and foreign relations from its seventeenth century origins to the modern day. This two-volume reference work presents a collection of historiographical essays by prominent scholars. The essays explore three centuries of America’s global interactions and the ways U.S. foreign policies have been analyzed and interpreted over time. Scholars offer fresh perspectives on the history of U.S. foreign relations; analyze the causes, influences, and consequences of major foreign policy decisions; and address contemporary debates surrounding the practice of American power. The Companion covers a wide variety of methodologies, integrating political, military, economic, social and cultural history to explore the ideas and events that shaped U.S. diplomacy and foreign relations and continue to influence national identity. The essays discuss topics such as the links between U.S. foreign relations and the study of ideology, race, gender, and religion; Native American history, expansion, and imperialism; industrialization and modernization; domestic and international politics; and the United States’ role in decolonization, globalization, and the Cold War. A comprehensive approach to understanding the history, influences, and drivers of U.S. foreign relation, this indispensable resource: Examines significant foreign policy events and their subsequent interpretations Places key figures and policies in their historical, national, and international contexts Provides background on recent and current debates in U.S. foreign policy Explores the historiography and primary sources for each topic Covers the development of diverse themes and methodologies in histories of U.S. foreign policy Offering scholars, teachers, and students unmatched chronological breadth and analytical depth, A Companion to U.S. Foreign Relations: Colonial Era to the Present is an important contribution to scholarship on the history of America’s interactions with the world.