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- Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 29.99 US$ 25.79
The assassination of John F. Kennedy led to the "death of a generation". The president had planned to withdraw all special forces by the end of 1965. But White House involvement in the Coup undercut the withdrawal effort and ultimately led to the war that Kennedy had sought to prevent. more...
- Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 49.95 US$ 42.96
This work explores the Truman administration's involvement in the civil war in Greece in the aftermath of World War II. America's fear of Soviet world domination resulted in the establishment of an American military presence on Greek soil and regular arms shipments as part of a containment policy. more...
- Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 39.99 US$ 34.39
This book is the first full-scale treatment of the only instance in history in which black Africans, seized by slave dealers, won their freedom by legal means and returned home. From its beginning in a revolt aboard a Spanish slave ship to its conclusion in the halls of the U.S. Supreme Court, the Amistad affair was a key event in the history of... more...
- Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 10.99 US$ 9.45
A masterful account of one of the most disastrous missteps in American foreign policy, The Bay of Pigs gives the engrossing story of the US-backed invasion of Cuba in April of 1961 by 1400 exiled Cubans. Designed to overthrow the communist regime of Fidel Castro, the invasion--now known simply as the Bay of Pigs--was a complete failure that had... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2008; US$ 45.99
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 post-war/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... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2009; US$ 49.99
Crucible of Power: A History of American Foreign Relations to 1913 presents a straightforward, balanced, and comprehensive history of American international relations from the American Revolution to 1913. Howard Jones demonstrates the complexities of the decision-making process that led to the rise and decline of the United States (relative to... more...
- Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 82.99 US$ 71.37
America's experience in Greece has often been cited as a model by those later policymakers in Washington who regard the involvement as a "victory" for American foreign policy. Indeed, President Johnson and others referred to Greece as the model for America's deepening involvement in Vietnam during the mid-1960's. Greece became the battlefield for... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2010; US$ 24.99
In this examination of Union and Confederate foreign relations during the Civil War from both European and American perspectives, Howard Jones demonstrates that the consequences of the conflict between North and South reached far beyond American soil. Jones explores a number of themes, including the international economic and political dimensions... more...