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  • Behind the Linesby Andrew Carroll

    Scribner 2005; US$ 29.99

    From the editor of the phenomenal New York Times bestseller War Letters comes an even more powerful, more revealing collection of rare and previously-unpublished letters from every major war in American history -- all discovered during Andrew Carroll's extraordinary three-year journey throughout the U.S. and to thirty-five countries around the... more...

  • American Identitiesby Lois P. Rudnick; Judith E. Smith; Rachel Lee Rubin

    Wiley 2009; US$ 157.95 US$ 136.89

    American Identities is a dazzling array of primary documents and critical essays culled from American history, literature, memoir, and popular culture that explore major currents and trends in American history from 1945 to the present. Charts the rich multiplicity of American identities through the different lenses of race, class, and gender,... more...

  • George Kennan and the Dilemmas of US Foreign Policyby David Mayers

    Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 38.99 US$ 33.53

    Drawing upon a wealth of original research, David Mayers' fascinating life of George Kennan examines his participation in the process of making foreign policy and interprets his political and philosophical development within a historical framework. He presents an engaging and lucid account of Kennan's training; his rise to prominence during the late... more...

  • America Transformedby Richard M. Abrams

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 24.00 US$ 19.68

    This 2006 book examines the period 1941?2001 during which time the character of American life changed rapidly. more...

  • Meeting the Communist Threatby Thomas G. Paterson

    Oxford University Press 1989; US$ 44.99 US$ 38.69

    This provocative volume, written by the distinguished diplomatic historian Thomas G. Paterson, explores why and how Americans have perceived and exaggerated the Communist threat in the last half century. Deftly exploring the ideas and programs of Truman, Kennan, Eisenhower, Dulles, Kennedy, Nixon, Kissinger, and Reagan, as well as the views of dissenters... more...

  • American Ambassadorby Waldo H. Jr. Heinrichs

    Oxford University Press 1986; US$ 82.99 US$ 71.37

    This rich and intimate biography reconstructs the life of an extraordinary career diplomat, Joseph Clark Grew (1880-1965), providing a fascinating glimpse of the modern American diplomatic tradition. more...

  • The American Culture of Warby Adrian R. Lewis

    CRC Press 2006; US$ 39.95

    The American Culture of War is a comprehensive and authoritative survey of American conduct in war from World War II to the present, including both Iraq wars. It traces the evolution of American strategic, operational, and tactical doctrine, including the national command structure, civil-military relations, the role of the media, military technology,... more...

  • US Foreign Policy since 1945by Alan Dobson; Alan P. Dobson; Steve Marsh

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 33.95

    US Foreign Policy since 1945 is an essential introduction to postwar US foreign policy. It combines chronologic and thematic chapters to provide an historical account of US policy and to explore key questions about its design, control and effects.   New features of this second edition include: expanded coverage of the Cold War new chapters... more...

  • 15 Starsby Stanley Weintraub

    Free Press 2007; US$ 30.00

    In the closing days of World War II, America looked up to three five-star generals as its greatest heroes. George C. Marshall, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Douglas MacArthur personified victory, from the Pentagon to Normandy to the Far East. Counterparts and on occasion competitors, they had leapfrogged each other, sometimes stonewalled each other, even... more...

  • Conspiracy Theoriesby Mark Fenster

    University of Minnesota Press 1999; US$ 67.50

    JFK, Karl Marx, the Pope, Aristotle Onassis, Queen Elizabeth II, Howard Hughes, Fox Mulder, Bill Clinton?all have been linked to vastly complicated global (or even galactic) intrigues. In his enlightening tour of conspiracy theories, Mark Fenster guides readers through this shadowy world and analyzes its complex role in American culture and politics.... more...