American Presidential Statecraft

During the Cold War and After

Authors: Powaski, Ronald E.

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  • Provides a highly readable analysis of presidential approaches to foreign policy in the twentieth century
  • Written by a leading expert on American foreign policy
  • Includes extensive primary source documentation and analysis
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This book, the second of two volumes, examines the presidency in last half of twentieth century America and explores the successes and failures of presidents in their foreign policy initiatives. It examines each president's ability to apply his skills to a foreign policy issue in the face of opposition that may come from a variety of sources, including the Congress, the Pentagon, the State Department, the press, and often their own in-house advisers. This volume in particular focuses on John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and George W. Bush. 

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Ronald E. Powaski is an American historian and former lecturer at Cleveland State University, USA.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-10

    Powaski, Ronald E.

  • John F. Kennedy, the Hawks, the Doves, and the Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962

    Pages 11-65

    Powaski, Ronald E.

  • A “Worm with a Hook”: Lyndon Johnson’s Decision to Escalate US Involvement in the Vietnam War, November 1963–July 1965

    Pages 67-120

    Powaski, Ronald E.

  • Richard Nixon, Henry Kissinger, and the Congress: Ending US Involvement in the Vietnam War, 1969–1974

    Pages 121-174

    Powaski, Ronald E.

  • Ronald Reagan, George Shultz, and Caspar Weinberger: Winding Down the Cold War, 1984–1988

    Pages 175-223

    Powaski, Ronald E.

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  • ISBN 978-3-319-84403-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
American Presidential Statecraft
Book Subtitle
During the Cold War and After
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-50454-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-50454-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-50453-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-84403-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 319
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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