Rise to Globalism: American Foreign Policy Since 1938, Ninth Revised Edition (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Dec 22, 2010 - History - 592 pages
18 Reviews
"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 Globalism has 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.


  

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Review: Rise to Globalism: American Foreign Policy since 1938

User Review  - Bart Thanhauser - Goodreads

A good survey of US foreign policy post-WW2. Still, a survey. A lot of information without going to deep into the people and forces shaping the time. Also, the latter half of the book becomes a bit ... Read full review

Review: Rise to Globalism: American Foreign Policy since 1938

User Review  - Shatha M - Goodreads

I read it for a class and enjoyed it. Despite the complexity of the American Foreign Policy which might make reading such a book boring, the author style of writing keeps you engaged and entertained ... Read full review

Contents

World War II
The Truman Years
The Eisenhower Years
Kennedy and Johnson
The Nixon Years
The Middle East and Africa
Carter and Reagan
Bush
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Clinton One
Clinton Two
September 11 2001
After the Attack and Iraq
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About the author (2010)

Stephen E. Ambrose is Director Emeritus of the Eisenhower Center, retired Boyd Professor of History at the University of New Orleans, and president of the National D-Day Museum. He is the author of over twenty books including the bestsellers Undaunted Courage, Citizen Soldiers, and D-Day, multiple biographies of Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon, and his compilation of 1,400 oral histories from American veterans.

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