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  • 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...

  • Thomas D. Clark of Kentuckyby John E. Kleber

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    Special numbered leatherbound edition, signed by Dr. Clark! By the flip of a coin, Thomas Dionysius Clark became intertwined in the vast history of Kentucky. In 1928, Clark received scholarships to both the University of Cincinnati and to the University of Kentucky. Kentucky won the coin toss and the claim to one of the South's eminent historians.... more...

  • America and Guerrilla Warfareby Anthony James Joes

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 26.00

    From South Carolina to South Vietnam, America's two hundred-year involvement in guerrilla warfare has been extensive and varied. America and Guerrilla Warfare analyzes conflicts in which Americans have participated in the role of, on the side of, or in opposition to guerrilla forces, providing a broad comparative and historical perspective on these... more...

  • The Russian Bureauby Linda Killen

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The American position on Russia during the First World War was defined by the same idealism that guided our relations with other countries. Woodrow Wilson and American leaders had hailed the Revolution of March 1917 as an expression of the true spirit of Russia, a harbinger of democracy. The Bolshevik revolt and the civil war that followed were, in... more...

  • Mission to Yenanby Carolle J. Carter

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 45.00

    Conventional wisdom informs us that "only Nixon could go to China." In fact, in 1944, nearly thirty years before his historic trip, the American military established the first liaison and intelligence-gathering mission with the Chinese Communists in Yenan. Commonly referred to as the Dixie Mission, the detached military unit sent to Yenan was responsible... more...

  • The United States and Japan in the Postwar Worldby Akira Iriye; Warren I. Cohen

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    A major phenomenon in the post-World War II world is the rise of Japan as a leading international economic and industrial power. This advance began with American aid in rebuilding the nation after the war, but it has now seen Japan rival and even outstrip the United States on several fronts. The relations between the two powers and the impact that... more...

  • The Three Kentucky Presidentsby Holman Hamilton

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 15.00

    The three Kentucky presidents -- Abraham Lincoln, Zachary Taylor, and Jefferson Davis -- were profoundly shaped by their experiences in Kentucky, poised as it was on the border between the North and the South, the East and the Western Frontier. Holman Hamilton asserts that these leaders were personally and politically influenced by their connections... more...

  • Engagement with the Pastby William Palmer

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., John Hope Franklin, Daniel Boorstin, C. Vann Woodward, Edmund S. Morgan, Barbara Tuckman, Eric Hobsbawn, Hugh Trevor Roper, Lawrence Stone -- aside from carrying the distinction as some of the most successful and well-respected historians of the twentieth century, these scholars found their lives and careers evolving amid... more...

  • Caught between Roosevelt and Stalinby Dennis J. Dunn

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 42.00

    On November 16, 1933, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Soviet Commissar of Foreign Affairs Maxim Litvinov signed an agreement establishing diplomatic ties between the United States and the Soviet Union. Two days later Roosevelt named the first of five ambassadors he would place in Moscow between 1933 and 1945. Caught between Roosevelt and Stalin tells... more...