Modern American Diplomacy

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Modern American Diplomacy

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9780842025553: Modern American Diplomacy

SR Books is proud to make available the revised and enlarged edition of the classic text Modern American Diplomacy, first published in 1986. The editors have thoroughly updated this important work to reflect the advances in scholarship. In addition, three entirely new chapters have been added: "Containment and American Foreign Policy, 1945-1963," by Mark H. Lytle, Bard College; "The Cold War in Asia," by Marc Gallicchio, Villanova University; and "Nuclear Weapons and U.S. Cold War Diplomacy," by Walter L. Hixson, University of Akron.

Designed as a text for 20th-century U.S. diplomacy or international relations courses, the 13 essays in Modern American Diplomacy examine the successes and failures that led to America's global dominance. The contributors, all specialists in the topics about which they write, bring clarity and insight to the events that have conditioned Washington's policies. Issues covered include U.S. positions on the Middle East, Latin America, and Southeast Asia.

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About the Author:

John M. Carroll is regents' professor of history at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. George C. Herring is alumni professor of history at the University of Kentucky.

Review:

These original essays in their first edition were most welcome and significant because they were readable, succinct interpretations of pivotal events offered by leading scholars in the field. With the addition of three new and important essays that focus on the Cold War, the new edition is even better. (Walter LaFeber)

Particularly noteworthy is the ability of the authors to combine interesting, provocative interpretations with basic factual and historiographical data within . . . brief essays. . . . A timely and welcome arrival. (Journal of American History)

A very useful collection of original essays on the major issues of modern American diplomatic history. . . . Highly recommended. (CHOICE)

An up-to-date and readable collection of essays by well-known specialists. Taken together, they provide excellent coverage of key issues in the history of modern America. A good choice for the undergraduate classroom. (Michael J. Hogan, Ohio State University)

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