Rise to Globalism: American Foreign Policy Since 1938, Ninth Revised Edition

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Penguin, Dec 22, 2010 - Political Science - 592 pages
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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Title Page Copyright Page Dedication Introduction
The Twisting Path to
The War in Europe
The War in Asia
The Beginnings of the Cold
The Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Plan
Containment Tested
America in the Middle East and Africa
Carter and Human Rights
Reagan and the Evil Empire
The End of the Cold
Bush and the Gulf
Clinton and Democratic Enlargement
Clinton and the New PostCold War Order
The Tragedy of September 11 2001

Eisenhower Dulles and the Irreconcilable Conflict
From Hungary and Suez to Cuba
Kennedy and the New Frontiers
Paying the Cost of Containment
Nixon Détente and the Debacle in Vietnam
After the Attack and Into Iraq
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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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