Summary Book Review In Confidence by Anatoly Dobrynin:
Download or read book In Confidence written by Anatoly Dobrynin and published by University of Washington Press. This book was released on 2016-04-18 with total page 688 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Anatoly Dobrynin arrived in Washington, D.C., in 1962 -- at 43 the youngest man ever to serve as Soviet Ambassador to the United States -- and remained through the presidencies of Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, and Reagan. Dobrynin became the main channel for the White House and the Kremlin to exchange ideas, negotiate in secret, and arrange summit meetings. Dobrynin writes vividly of Moscow from inside the Politburo, but In Confidence is mainly a story of Washington at the highest levels.
Summary Book Review Depression to Cold War by Joseph M. Siracusa:
Download or read book Depression to Cold War written by Joseph M. Siracusa and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2002 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Organized around the office of the president, this study focuses on American behavior at home and abroad from the Great Depression to the onset of the end of the Cold War, two key points during which America sought a re-definition of its proper relationship to the world. Domestically, American society continued the process of industrialization and urbanization that had begun in the 19th century. Urban growth accompanied industrialism, and more and more Americans lived in cities. Because of industrial growth and the consequent interest in foreign markets, the United States became a major world power. American actions as a nation, whether as positive attempts to mold events abroad or as negative efforts to enjoy material abundance in relative political isolation, could not help but affect the course of world history. Under President Hoover, the federal government was still a comparatively small enterprise; challenges of the next six decades would transform it almost beyond belief, touching in one way or another almost every facet of American life. Before the New Deal, few Americans expected the government to do anything for them. By the end of the Second World War and in the aftermath of the Great Depression, however, Americans had turned to Washington for help. Even the popular Reagan presidency of the 1980s, the most conservative since Hoover, would fail to undo the basic New Deal commitment to assist struggling Americans. There would be no turning back the clock, at home or abroad.
Summary Book Review The Twilight Struggle by Hal Brands:
Download or read book The Twilight Struggle written by Hal Brands and published by Yale University Press. This book was released on 2022-01-25 with total page 329 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A leading historian’s guide to great-power competition, as told through America’s successes and failures in the Cold War “If you want to know how America can win today's rivalries with Russia and China, read this book about how it triumphed in another twilight struggle: the Cold War.”— Stephen J. Hadley, national security adviser to President George W. Bush The United States is entering an era of great-power competition with China and Russia. Such global struggles happen in a geopolitical twilight, between the sunshine of peace and the darkness of war. In this innovative and illuminating book, Hal Brands, a leading historian and former Pentagon adviser, argues that America should look to the history of the Cold War for lessons in how to succeed in great-power rivalry today. Although the threat posed by authoritarian powers is growing, America’s muscle memory for dealing with dangerous foes has atrophied in the thirty years since the Cold War ended. In long-term competitions where the diplomatic jockeying is intense and the threat of violence is omnipresent, the United States will need all the historical insight it can get. Exploring how America won a previous twilight struggle is the starting point for determining how America can successfully prosecute another high-stakes rivalry today.
Summary Book Review The Great Presidents by Thomas Miller:
Download or read book The Great Presidents written by Thomas Miller and published by . This book was released on 2019-07-19 with total page 298 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: America's history is full of presidents who left a deep and lasting mark on the country and its place in the world, and continue to inspire and motivate people today. Now, this biography bundle reveals the incredible legacies that these powerful men have left behind, as well as the lives and careers that shaped America - and the world. You'll learn about: George Washington, the military genius who led America to victory in the War for Independence Thomas Jefferson, the founding father and primary author of the Declaration of Independence Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of the United States, who served a key role in abolishing slavery Franklin D. Roosevelt, who led America out of the Great Depression and through World War II John F. Kennedy, president during the Cold war until his infamous assassination And Ronald Reagan, the former actor famous for his "Reaganomics" and speeches against the Soviet Union From humble beginnings to powerful legacies, all of these presidents have had a profound impact on America's history. The Great Presidents peers into their lives and offers a comprehensive and detailed look into the achievements, beliefs, and upbringings of some of the greatest leaders of all time. Buy now to see America's history like never before!
Author :Charles River Charles River Editors Publisher :Createspace Independent Publishing Platform Release Date :2018-02-21 ISBN 10 :1985760118 Pages :136 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.8/5 (576 users download)
Summary Book Review The Presidents of World War II by Charles River Charles River Editors:
Download or read book The Presidents of World War II written by Charles River Charles River Editors and published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform. This book was released on 2018-02-21 with total page 136 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: *Includes pictures of Truman, FDR, and important people, places, and events in their lives. *Includes Truman's most colorful quotes about politics, the Republican Party, and Richard Nixon. Franklin Delano Roosevelt might be America's greatest 20th century president, but there's no question that he was the most unique. A well-connected relative of Theodore Roosevelt, FDR was groomed for greatness until he was struck down by polio. Nevertheless, he persevered, rising through New York politics to reach the White House just as the country faced its greatest challenge since the Civil War, beginning his presidency with one of the most iconic lines ever spoken during an inaugural address. For over a decade, President Roosevelt threw everything he had at the Great Depression, and then threw everything the country had at the Axis powers during World War II. Ultimately, he succumbed to illness in the middle of his fourth term, just before the Allies won the war. When President Franklin Roosevelt died in April 1945, Vice President Truman, somewhat unprepared for the Presidency, now had to fill some of the biggest shoes in American history. Incredibly, Truman had not been informed of the country's secret attempt to build atomic bombs, confiding in his diary after learning about it, "We have discovered the most terrible bomb in the history of the world. It may be the fire destruction prophesied in the Euphrates Valley Era, after Noah and his fabulous Ark." The new president had to usher America through victory in Europe in his first month and decide to drop atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki a few months later, but the end of World War II produced only the first of many consequential decisions Truman would face during his nearly 8 years in office. As president, Truman would lay the groundwork for the next 50 years of American foreign policy, as the architect of Cold War containment, the man who signed off on the Marshall Plan, and the commander-in-chief during much of the Korean War. He would also be the president who finally integrated the military, a crucial step on the way to full civil rights for the country's minorities. The Presidents of World War II chronicles the lives and presidencies of the two men who successfully led America through the war, but it also humanizes the aristocratic Roosevelt and the no-nonsense Midwesterner Truman. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about FDR and Truman like you never have before.
Summary Book Review The Greatest American Presidents by Robert Tata:
Download or read book The Greatest American Presidents written by Robert Tata and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2013-03 with total page 129 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The author is a licensed Professional Engineer who has taken an interest in the United States Presidents and presidential parties. Since he is not a political historian, this book can be thought of as an "alternative point of view" toward American politics. In this book, a number of United States Presidents are classified as being "great "and a group of others, "honorable mention". All are selected on the basis of the nature and magnitude of their achievements This book contains a plethora of information on all the United States presidents and political parties. It begins with an all-inclusive chart displaying the winner, loser, political party and year for each of the 57 elections held in the United States. There are also short factual summaries of all 44 presidents and political parties. For ease of reading comprehension, there are more pages of graphics then there are pages of text. For instance, for each of the 44 presidents, there is a state map locating the city in which he was born. Also, for each president, there is a U.S. map displaying the name and number of states and territories comprising the country at the time of his term in office. All told, this book contains 224 years of United States political history wrapped up into one all-inclusive compact literary package.
Summary Book Review The Palgrave Handbook of Presidents and Prime Ministers From Cleveland and Salisbury to Trump and Johnson by Michael Patrick Cullinane:
Download or read book The Palgrave Handbook of Presidents and Prime Ministers From Cleveland and Salisbury to Trump and Johnson written by Michael Patrick Cullinane and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2022-01-13 with total page 495 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This handbook examines the personal relationships between American presidents and British prime ministers. It aims to determine how personal diplomacy shaped the Anglo-American relationship and whether individual leaders made the relationship “special.” From the great rapprochement of the 1890s to the Cold War and contemporary transatlantic rapport, the Anglo-American relationship has been one of global significance, making presidents and prime ministers central to international security, trade and commerce, culture, and communication. Naturally, it explores the ideas and convictions of presidents and prime ministers, the political parties they led, as well as the political images constructed in the media and how the aura of the Anglo-American relationship might differ from the reality. With a deeper understanding of these political leaders and the relationship they forge with their counterparts, we come that much closer to appreciating the dynamics of transatlantic statecraft.
Summary Book Review America's Great-Power Opportunity by Ali Wyne:
Download or read book America's Great-Power Opportunity written by Ali Wyne and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2022-04-07 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: It has become axiomatic to contend that U.S. foreign policy must adapt to an era of renewed “great-power competition.” The United States went on a quarter-century strategic detour after the Cold War, the argument goes, basking in triumphalism and getting bogged down in the Middle East. Now China and Russia are increasingly challenging its influence and undercutting the order it has led since 1945. How should it respond to these two formidable authoritarian powers? In this timely intervention, Ali Wyne offers the first detailed critique of great-power competition as a foreign policy framework, warning that it could render the United States defensive and reactive. He exhorts Washington to find a middle ground between complacence and consternation, selectively contesting Beijing and Moscow but not allowing their decisions to determine its own course. Analyzing a resurgent China, a disruptive Russia, and a deepening Sino-Russian entente, Wyne explains how the United States can seize the "great-power opportunity" at hand: to manage all three of those phenomena confidently while renewing itself at home and abroad.
Download or read book The Brink written by Marc Ambinder and published by Simon & Schuster. This book was released on 2019-07-30 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “An informative and often enthralling book…in the appealing style of Tom Clancy” (Kirkus Reviews) about the 1983 war game that triggered a tense, brittle period of nuclear brinkmanship between the United States and the former Soviet Union. What happened in 1983 to make the Soviet Union so afraid of a potential nuclear strike from the United States that they sent mobile ICBMs (intercontinental ballistic missiles) into the field, placing them on a three-minute alert Marc Ambinder explains the anxious period between the United States and the Soviet Union from 1982 to 1984, with the “Able Archer ’83” war game at the center of the tension. With astonishing and clarifying new details, he recounts the scary series of the close encounters that tested the limits of ordinary humans and powerful leaders alike. Ambinder provides a comprehensive and chilling account of the nuclear command and control process, from intelligence warnings to the composition of the nuclear codes themselves. And he affords glimpses into the secret world of a preemptive electronic attack that scared the Soviet Union into action. Ambinder’s account reads like a thriller, recounting the spy-versus-spy games that kept both countries—and the world—in check. From geopolitics in Moscow and Washington, to sweat-caked soldiers fighting in the trenches of the Cold War, to high-stakes war games across NATO and the Warsaw Pact, “Ambinder’s account of a serious threat of global annihilation…is spellbinding…a masterpiece of recent history” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). The Brink serves as the definitive intelligence, nuclear, and national security history of one of the most precarious times in recent memory and “shows the consequences of nuclear buildups, sometimes-careless language, and nervous leaders. Now, more than ever, those consequences matter” (USA TODAY).
Summary Book Review The Kremlinologist by Jenny Thompson:
Download or read book The Kremlinologist written by Jenny Thompson and published by JHU Press. This book was released on 2018-03 with total page 600 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "The Kremlinologist chronicles major events of the Cold War through the prism of the life of one of its top diplomats, Llewellyn Thompson. His life went from the wilds of the American West to the inner sanctums of the White House and the Kremlin. As the ambassador to Moscow, he became an important advisor to presidents and a key participant in major twentieth-century events, including the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Vietnam War. Yet, unlike his contemporaries McGeorge Bundy and George C. Marshall--who considered Thompson one of the most crucial actors in the Cold War and the "unsung hero" of the Cuban Missile Crisis--he has not been the subject of a major biography until now. Thompson's daughters Jenny Thompson Vukacic and Sherry Thompson set out to document their father's life as thoroughly as possible. Relying on primary sources and interviews, they received generous assistance from archivists, historians, and colleagues of their father. They also acquired documents and information from Russian archives, including the KGB archives. As family, they had unprecedented access to his FBI dossier, State Department personnel files, family archives, letters, diaries, speeches, and documents. Their original research brings new material to light including important information on the U-2, Kennan's containment policy, and Thompson's role in US covert operations machinery. The book refutes historical misinterpretations of events in the Berlin Crisis, the Austrian State Treaty, and the Cuban Missile Crisis."--Provided by publisher.
Summary Book Review Cold War America, 1946 To 1990 by Facts on File Inc:
Download or read book Cold War America, 1946 To 1990 written by Facts on File Inc and published by Infobase Publishing. This book was released on 2014-05-14 with total page 689 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Uses statistical tables, charts, photographs, maps, and illustrations to explore everyday life in the United States during the Cold War period.
Summary Book Review Post-Cold War Anglo-American Military Intervention by James F. D. Fiddes:
Download or read book Post-Cold War Anglo-American Military Intervention written by James F. D. Fiddes and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-11-07 with total page 254 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Exploring case studies from the first Gulf War to the Syria crisis, this book discusses different approaches to the use of international law and the role it plays in international power politics. Analysis of the post-Cold War overseas military involvements of Western powers has focused on their legality and legitimacy, allowing for a conflation of the concepts and distracting from the true source of international legitimacy. Demonstrating compliance with international law can be helpful, but it plays a secondary role to other, more powerful considerations such as national interest and shared national security concerns. Exploring the key drivers for decision-makers, this book identifies the impact of previous experience on the use of international law in the quest for legitimacy ahead of launching military action. Patterns in approach and of relations between close Western allies (in particular the UK and US) are identified, offering valuable lessons for future strategic decision-making. This book will appeal to scholars and students of International Relations and International Law. Think Tanks focussing on International Relations and the use of force and practitioners working in the realm of foreign policy with a focus on the UN and international law will also be interested in the study and conclusions drawn.
Summary Book Review Presidential Greatness by Marc Karnis Landy:
Download or read book Presidential Greatness written by Marc Karnis Landy and published by . This book was released on 2000 with total page 278 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A look at the presidents of the United States describes the truly great presidents that have served: Washington, Jefferson, Jackson, Lincoln and FDR, as well as discussing what makes a truly great president.
Summary Book Review Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States by United States. President:
Download or read book Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States written by United States. President and published by . This book was released on 2000 with total page 1186 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Containing the public messages, speeches, and statements of the President", 1956-1992.
Summary Book Review Woodrow Wilson and American Internationalism by Lloyd E. Ambrosius:
Download or read book Woodrow Wilson and American Internationalism written by Lloyd E. Ambrosius and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2017-06-16 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this new work, one of the world's leading historians of US foreign relations, Lloyd E.Ambrosius, addresses enduring questions about American political culture and statecraft by focusing on President Woodrow Wilson and the United States in international relations during and after World War I. Updated to include recent historiography as well as an original introduction and conclusion, Woodrow Wilson and American Internationalism features nine different essays closely linked together by the themes of Wilson's understanding of Americanism, his diplomacy to create a new world order in the wake of World War I, and the legacy of his foreign policy. Examining the exclusive as well as universal dimensions of Wilsonianism, Ambrosius assesses not only Wilson's role during his presidency but also his legacy in defining America's place in world history. Speaking to the transnational turn in American history, Ambrosius shows how Wilson's liberal internationalist vision of a new world order would shape US foreign relations for the next century.
Summary Book Review The American President by William E. Leuchtenburg:
Download or read book The American President written by William E. Leuchtenburg and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2015-11-19 with total page 904 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The American President is an enthralling account of American presidential actions from the assassination of William McKinley in 1901 to Bill Clinton's last night in office in January 2001. William Leuchtenburg, one of the great presidential historians of the century, portrays each of the presidents in a chronicle sparkling with anecdote and wit. Leuchtenburg offers a nuanced assessment of their conduct in office, preoccupations, and temperament. His book presents countless moments of high drama: FDR hurling defiance at the "economic royalists" who exploited the poor; ratcheting tension for JFK as Soviet vessels approach an American naval blockade; a grievously wounded Reagan joking with nurses while fighting for his life. This book charts the enormous growth of presidential power from its lowly state in the late nineteenth century to the imperial presidency of the twentieth. That striking change was manifested both at home in periods of progressive reform and abroad, notably in two world wars, Vietnam, and the war on terror. Leuchtenburg sheds light on presidents battling with contradictory forces. Caught between maintaining their reputation and executing their goals, many practiced deceits that shape their image today. But he also reveals how the country's leaders pulled off magnificent achievements worthy of the nation's pride.
Summary Book Review In the Shadow of the Cold War by Timothy J. Lynch:
Download or read book In the Shadow of the Cold War written by Timothy J. Lynch and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2019-12-05 with total page 273 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Examines American engagement with the world from the fall of Soviet communism through the opening years of the Trump administration.