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Modern American Religion, Volume 3

Author: Martin E. Marty
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 564
Release: 1999-12
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780226508993
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Vol. 1: The Irony of it all, 1893-1919; Vol. 2: The Noise of conflict, 1919-1941.

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Remembering George Kennan

Author: Melvyn P. Leffler
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 15
Release: 2006
Genre: Cold War
ISBN:
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George F. Kennan, the father of containment, was a rather obscure and frustrated foreign service officer at the U.S. embassy in Moscow when his "Long Telegram" of February 1946 gained the attention of policymakers in Washington and transformed his career. What is Kennan's legacy and the implications of his thinking for the contemporary era? Is it possible to reconcile Kennan's legacy with the newfound emphasis on a "democratic peace?"

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Winning the Peace

Author: Nicolaus Mills
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2008-01-28
Genre: History
ISBN: 0470097558
Rating: 4.7/5 (58 downloads)

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Politicians of every stripe frequently invoke the Marshall Plan in support of programs aimed at using American wealth to extend the nation's power and influence, solve intractable third-world economic problems, and combat world hunger and disease. Do any of these impassioned advocates understand why the Marshall Plan succeeded where so many subsequent aid plans have not? Historian Nicolaus Mills explores the Marshall Plan in all its dimensions to provide valuable lessons from the past about what America can and cannot do as a superpower.

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Harry S. Truman and the War Scare of 1948

Author: Frank Kofsky
Publsiher: Palgrave Macmillan
Total Pages: 448
Release: 1995-01-15
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780312123291
Rating: 4.2/5 (232 downloads)

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Kofsky reveals how Truman and the two most important members of his cabinet, Marshall and Forrestall, systematically deceived Congress and the public into thinking that the USSR was about to start World War III.

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To Hear Only Thunder Again

Author: Mark David Van Ells
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2001
Genre: Reconstruction (1939-1951)
ISBN: 9780739102442
Rating: 4.9/5 (24 downloads)

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The paucity of scholarly literature on World War II veteran readjustment might lead one to believe these nearly sixteen million men and women simply took off their uniforms after the War and reintegrated into society with ease. Mark D. Van Ells path-breaking work is the first serious analysis of the immense effort that was required to avoid the potential social decay so often associated with veteran reintegration. To Hear Only Thunder Again explores the topical issues of educational, health, employment, housing, medical, and personal readjustment faced by veterans while continuously situating these issues against the backdrop of society's political response. Never before, or since, had Americans taken such a keen interest in veterans' affairs. While post-World War II America was spared the problem of veteran unemployment and while veterans were not associated with crime and political disorder--as had often been the case after World War I--the package of readjustment benefits devised that allowed for such a smooth transition was extremely expensive. Veterans of later wars never received as much assistance and consequently experienced more difficulty returning to civilian life. Van Ells' work ensures that these lessons of the Second World War are not entirely lost. To Hear Only Thunder Again provides an unprecedented exploration of a period largely neglected by military historians.

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Nursing Involvement in the Health Planning Process

Author: Philip Arthur Kalisch
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 132
Release: 1978
Genre: Health planning
ISBN:
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Accountability

Author: Stanley J. Matek
Publsiher:
Total Pages:
Release: 1977
Genre:
ISBN:
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Constructing the Monolith

Author: Marc J. Selverstone
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2009
Genre: Cold War
ISBN: 9780674031791
Rating: 4.4/5 (317 downloads)

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As the cold war took shape during the late 1940s, policymakers in the United States and Great Britain displayed a marked tendency to regard international communism as a "monolithic" conspiratorial movement. The image of a "communist monolith" distilled the messy realities of international relations into a neat, comprehensible formula. Its lesson was that all communists, regardless of their native land or political program, were essentially tools of the Kremlin. Marc Selverstone recreates the manner in which the "monolith" emerged as a perpetual framework on both sides of the Atlantic. Though more pervasive and millennial in its American guise, this understanding also informed conceptions of international communism in its close ally Great Britain, casting the Kremlin's challenge as but one more in a long line of threats to freedom. This illuminating and important book not only explains the cold war mindset that determined global policy for much of the twentieth century, but reveals how the search to define a foreign threat can shape the ways in which that threat is actually met.

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Spain and the Great Powers in the Twentieth Century

Author: Sebastian Balfour
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 283
Release: 2002-01-31
Genre: History
ISBN: 1134678061
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Spain and the Great Powers in the Twentieth Centuryexamines the international context to, and influences on, Spanish history and politics from 1898 to the present day. Spanish history is necessarily international, with the significance of Spain's neutrality in the First World War and the global influences on the outcome of the Spanish Civil War. Taking the Defeat in the Spanish American war of 1898 as a starting point, the book includes surveys on: *the crisis of neutrality during the First World War *foreign policy under the dictatorship of Primo de Rivera *the allies and the Spanish Civil War *Nazi Germany and Franco's Spain *Spain and the Cold War *relations with the United States This book traces the important topic of modern Spanish diplomacy up to the present day

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Right V. Might

Author: Louis Henkin
Publsiher: Council on Foreign Relations
Total Pages: 218
Release: 1991
Genre: Law
ISBN: 9780876091098
Rating: 4.6/5 (91 downloads)

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The Wrong War

Author: Rosemary Foot
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2019-06-30
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 1501734601
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In 1951, General Omar Bradley declared publicly that war with China would involve the United States "in the wrong war, at the wrong place, at the wrong time, and with the wrong enemy." Despite the stated intent of the U.S. to keep the Korean conflict from spreading, the debate on extending the war was far more intense and protracted than previous accounts of this period have suggested. Concentrating on the debate over expansion, Rosemary Foot reveals the strains it caused both within the U.S. bureaucracy and between America and its North Atlantic allies. She supplies important new information on the U.S. government's appraisal of Sino-Soviet relations between 1950 and 1953, and makes clear that a high proportion of U.S. officials came to recognize the limited nature of Soviet support for China. Explaining why the Eisenhower administration nearly unleashed nuclear weapons on China in the spring of 1953, Foot demonstrates that the Korean war would very likely have grown into a conflict of major proportions if the Chinese and North Koreans had not conceded the final issue of the truce talks—the question of the voluntary repatriation of prisoners of war.

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The First Cold Warrior

Author: Elizabeth Spalding
Publsiher: University Press of Kentucky
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2006-05-26
Genre: History
ISBN: 0813171288
Rating: 4.1/5 (88 downloads)

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From the first days of his unexpected presidency in April 1945 through the landmark NSC 68 of 1950, Harry Truman was central to the formation of America’s grand strategy during the Cold War and the subsequent remaking of U.S. foreign policy. Others are frequently associated with the terminology of and responses to the perceived global Communist threat after the Second World War: Walter Lippmann popularized the term “cold war,” and George F. Kennan first used the word “containment” in a strategic sense. Although Kennan, Secretary of State Dean Acheson, and Secretary of Defense George C. Marshall have been seen as the most influential architects of American Cold War foreign policy, The First Cold Warrior draws on archives and other primary sources to demonstrate that Harry Truman was the key decision maker in the critical period between 1945 and 1950. In a significant reassessment of the thirty-third president and his political beliefs, Elizabeth Edwards Spalding contends that it was Truman himself who defined and articulated the theoretical underpinnings of containment. His practical leadership style was characterized by policies and institutions such as the Truman Doctrine, the Marshall Plan, NATO, the Berlin airlift, the Department of Defense, and the National Security Council. Part of Truman’s unique approach—shaped by his religious faith and dedication to anti-communism—was to emphasize the importance of free peoples, democratic institutions, and sovereign nations. With these values, he fashioned a new liberal internationalism, distinct from both Woodrow Wilson’s progressive internationalism and Franklin D. Roosevelt’s liberal pragmatism, which still shapes our politics. Truman deserves greater credit for understanding the challenges of his time and for being America’s first cold warrior. This reconsideration of Truman’s overlooked statesmanship provides a model for interpreting the international crises facing the United States in this new era of ideological conflict.

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Triumphs and Tragedies of the Modern Presidency: Case Studies in Presidential Leadership, 2nd Edition

Author: Maxmillian Angerholzer III
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 451
Release: 2016-04-25
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 1440840237
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Applying the lessons of presidential history, this anthology of case studies—written by leading political scientists, historians, and subject matter experts—delves into the many facets of the presidency and promotes a greater understanding of the presidency for policymakers, academics, students, and general readers alike. • Provides a breadth of perspectives on the many facets of the president's role and powers from leading political scientists, historians, and subject-matter experts • Offers case studies that provide readers with an unparalleled scope of presidential history and topics • Includes a section devoted to an analysis of the first 100 days of each of these presidents • Promotes transformational leadership in the presidency

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Foreign Relations of the United States

Author: United States. Department of State
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 1146
Release: 1971
Genre: Africa
ISBN:
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The Great American Scaffold

Author: Frank Austermühl
Publsiher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2014-02-15
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9027270783
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Based on extensive quantitative and qualitative analyses of a corpus of American presidential speeches that includes all inaugural addresses and State of the Union messages from 1789 to 2008, as well as major foreign and security policy speeches after 1945, this research monograph analyzes the various forms and functions of intertextual references found in the discourse of American presidents. Working within an original, interdisciplinary theoretical framework established by theories of intertextuality, discourse analysis, and presidential studies, the book discusses five different types of presidential intertextuality, all of which contribute jointly to creating a set of carefully manipulated and politically powerful images of both the American nation and the American presidency. The book is intended for scholars and students in political and presidential studies, communications, American cultural studies, and linguistics, as well as anyone interested in the American presidency in general.

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Dear Harry

Author: D. M. Giangreco
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2019-08-01
Genre: History
ISBN: 0811768740
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Americans are not shy about letting politicians know what’s on their minds, and, in Harry Truman, they believed that they had a president they could level with. He even sometimes responded personally to them—especially on subjects he felt strongly about. Today, it seems remarkable that a man who described the presidency as “the most awesome job in the world” would take the time to read and respond to White House mail.Truman, however, had an unquenchable thirst for what his “everyday Americans” were thinking, yet distrusted opinion polls. For him, the daily stack of mail provided the next best poll after the voting booth. Authors Giangreco and Moore include a robust cross section of the thousands of messages sent to Truman. Juxtaposed with informative background essays, these letters provide an undiluted account of the greatest challenges confronting the U.S. during Truman’s administration, including civil rights, the Marshall Plan, the formation of Israel, the atomic bomb, the McCarthy hearings, the Korean War, and the General McArthur’s dismissal, which alone solicited more than 90,000 missives. While the majority of the letters are from private citizens, others come from correspondents, the occasional bombastic senator, and a few from the world figures.