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  • Congressional Policymaking in Sino-U.S. Relations during the Post-Cold War Eraby Joseph A Gagliano

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Conventional wisdom holds that the President enjoys the preponderance of foreign policy power, however Congress has influenced China policymaking more than is generally recognized. The legislature has demonstrated consistent interests in the realm of China policy, and it has invariably pursued those interests through law-making. During the post-Cold... more...

  • The Oil Kingsby Andrew Scott Cooper

    Oneworld Publications 2011; US$ 13.99

    Oil Kings offers the first inside look at how an oil crisis was manipulated by Alan Greenspan, Donald Rumsfeld, and President Ford (hoping to secure his re-election), helping to precipitate the fall of the Shah of Iran in 1979. Andrew Scott Cooper reveals the fatal struggle between the "oil kings", both Middle-Eastern and American, as they jockeyed... more...

  • US Foreign Policy and Chinaby Guy Roberts

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    This work is an exploration of how U.S.-China relations were managed by President George W. Bush. Roberts argues that contrary to conventional wisdom, President Bush conducted a calculated, pragmatic and highly successful strategy toward Beijing, which avoided conflict, resolved crisis and significantly increased economic and diplomatic ties. Roberts identifies... more...

  • America, Amerikkkaby Rosemary Radford Ruether

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    America views itself as a nation inhabiting a "promised land" and enjoying a favoured relation with God. This view of unique election has been coupled with racial exclusivism and the marginalization of non-white citizens. America, Amerikkka ?traces the historical and ideological patterns behind America?s sense of itself. In its examination of America?s... more...

  • American Foreign Policyby Glenn P. Hastedt

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 74.99

    Glenn Hastedt?s clear and succinct introduction to the field provides a compelling way to prepare students to think about America's changing role in the world and to develop the critical thinking skills they need to participate in the debate about the conduct and content of American foreign policy. The tenth edition updates reflect the latest headlines,... more...

  • Loans and Legitimacyby Katherine A.S. Siegel

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    In 1919 the Soviet government directed Ludwig Martens to open a trade bureau in New York. Before his deportation two years later, Martens had established contact with nearly one thousand American firms and conducted trade in the face of a stiff Allied embargo. His work planted the seeds for growing commercial ties between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R.... more...

  • The Mood/Interest Theory of American Foreign Policyby Jack E. Holmes; Frank L. Klingberg

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    In 1952, Frank L. Klingberg's article on introvert and extrovert American foreign policy moods projected an American turn toward introversion in the late 1960s. After this came to pass, Jack Holmes began to develop a theory of how these moods might work in a more specific sense. His mood/interest theory points to a basic conflict between politico-military... more...

  • Outposts of Civilizationby Joseph M. Henning

    NYU Press 2000; US$ 26.56

    Civilization and progress, Gilded Age Americans believed, were inseparable from Anglo-Saxon heritage and Christianity. In rising to become the first Asian and non-Christian world power, Meiji Japan (1868-1912) challenged this deeply-held conviction, and in so doing threatened racial and cultural hierarchies central to American ideology and foreign... more...

  • Race to Revolutionby Gerald Horne

    Monthly Review Press 2014; US$ 23.00

    The histories of Cuba and the United States are tightly intertwinedand have been for at least two centuries. In Race to Revolution,historian Gerald Horne examines a critical relationship betweenthe two countries by tracing out the typically overlooked interconnectionsamong slavery, Jim Crow, and revolution. Slavery wascentral to the economic and political... more...

  • Contrary Destiniesby Leon D. Pamphile

    University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 69.95

    In 1915, United States Marines arrived in Haiti to safeguard lives and property from the political instability of the time. While there, the Marine Corps controlled everything from finance to education, from health care to public works and built an army, ?La Garde d?Haiti,? to maintain the changes it implemented. For one hundred years, the decisions... more...