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

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Penguin, Dec 22, 2010 - History - 592 pages
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"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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A great introduction into modern US foreign policy. - Goodreads
In the Ambrose tradition a lot of recycled prose. - Goodreads
On the upside, it was a nice overview...I guess. - Goodreads

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Although they make a decent attempt to evaluate the merits of the 20th century Presidents' foreign policy goals, the authors offer only a confused analysis of the major policy trends after the fall of the Soviet Union. Read full review

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User Review  - Andrew Tarwerdi - Goodreads

"A strong narrative for the most part, that falls apart a bit at the end, mostly due to poor organization. Numerous typographical errors also noted." 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.

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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