Crucible of Power: A history of American foreign relations from 1945

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2009 - History - 383 pages
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Employing a narrative approach that uncovers the tangled and often confusing nature of foreign affairs, Crucible of Power focuses on the personalities, security interests, and postwar / Cold War tendencies behind the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy since 1945. The book includes updated coverage of the Bush administration's foreign policy, with particular emphasis on the Middle East. Selections from key foreign policy documents appear in each chapter. Book jacket.
 

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User Review  - Angelic55blonde - LibraryThing

This is a really thorough, but easy to read, overview of U.S. foreign relations since 1897. It's pretty much a textbook which means it can get dull at times but if you need a good reference book on the subject or just want to know more, then definitely pick up this book. Read full review

Contents

IV
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V
37
VI
63
VII
103
VIII
139
IX
177
X
215
XI
245
XII
285
XIII
329
XIV
371
XV
383
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About the author (2009)

Howard Jones is research professor in the Department of History at the University of Alabama. A recipient of both the John F. Burnum Distinguished Faculty Award for teaching and research and the Blackmon-Moody Outstanding Professor Award, he teaches courses in American foreign relations and the U.S.-Vietnam War.

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