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  • South Africa and the Worldby Amry Vandenbosch

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    In this first comprehensive study of the foreign policy of South Africa, Amry Vandenbosch focuses attention not only on some of the major problems of a white-dominated African country but also, in wider scope, on three of the chief issues of mid-twentieth century: colonialism, race relations, and collective security. South Africa has inaugurated... more...

  • Alexander Gumberg and Soviet-American Relationsby James K. Libbey

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Born in Russia in 1887, Alexander Gumberg immigrated to the United States in 1903. He returned to Russia in 1917 as an American businessman sympathetic to the progress of Russia's Revolution. After the Bolshevik seizure of power on November 7, Gumberg became a secretary, translator, and adviser to the American Red Cross Commission and the Committee... more...

  • The Master Architectsby Richard Hume Werking

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    During the twenty years before World War I, several key figures worked to improve the foreign service and to reform its appointment system. Richard Hume Werking explores both the methods and the motives of these "master architects." Unlike other scholars, Werking finds that the foundations and general structure of the United States foreign service... more...

  • Walter Hines Pageby Ross Gregory

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    This lucid study assesses Page's career as ambassador to Great Britain from 1913 to 1918. It reconsiders the famous publisher's impact on American diplomacy through an examination of British-American relations in that troubled period. Page, a friend of Woodrow Wilson and an intense Anglophile, devoted his major efforts to bringing the United States... more...

  • Whistle Stopsby Wilson W. Sr. Wyatt

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Wilson Wyatt was Jack Kennedy's presidential emissary to Sukarno in a crisis that might have cost the West the oil of the East Indies and lost Indonesia to the Communist orbit. He headed a mission to North Africa during World War II, managed Adlai Stevenson's presidential campaign, and played varied roles on stage and behind the scenes at seven Democratic... more...

  • John Adams and the Diplomacy of the American Revolutionby James H. Hutson

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The figure of John Adams looms large in American foreign relations of the Revolutionary and post-Revolutionary years. James H. Hutson captures this elusive personality of this remarkable figure, highlighting the triumphs and the despairs that Adams experienced as he sought -- at times, he felt, single-handedly -- to establish the new Republic on a... more...

  • Mexican Lobbyby Thomas D. Schoonover

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    For Americans the Civil War was simply an internal conflict, and they have emphasized its military exploits and the romantic myths that have grown up around it. They have given little regard to its international aspects. In truth, however, the American Civil War attracted worldwide attention. Other nations followed the fortunes of the war and sought... more...

  • The Treaty of Portsmouthby Eugene P. Trani

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Theodore Roosevelt's interest in foreign affairs was no less intense than his zeal for domestic reform, as Eugene P. Trani demonstrates in this new study of the Portsmouth Conference which in 1906 brought an end to the Russo-Japanese war. Conscious of America's growing stature as a world power and concerned lest continued hostilities disrupt further... more...

  • The Hundred-Year Marathonby Michael Pillsbury

    Henry Holt and Co. 2015; US$ 14.99

    One of the U.S. government?s leading China experts reveals the hidden strategy fueling that country?s rise ? and how Americans have been seduced into helping China overtake us as the world?s leading superpower. For more than forty years, the United States has played an indispensable role helping the Chinese government build a booming economy, develop... more...

  • Diplomacy, Roger Makins and the Anglo-American Relationshipby Richard Wevill

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Roger Makins, British Ambassador to Washington 1953-1956, was one of the most prominent and powerful diplomats of his time. His career was unusual for a Foreign Office official, in that such a large part of it took place in Washington and London, and was centered on Anglo-American relationships. This book describes his life, times and the important... more...