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A nation like all others : a brief history of American foreign relations, Warren I. Cohen

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A nation like all others : a brief history of American foreign relations
Title
A nation like all others
Title remainder
a brief history of American foreign relations
Statement of responsibility
Warren I. Cohen
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Belief in the United States as a force for good in the world runs deep. Yet an honest consideration reveals a history marred by great crimes and ordinary errors, alongside many achievements and triumphs. In this comprehensive account of American foreign relations from the nation's founding through the present day, the diplomatic historian Warren I. Cohen calls attention to the uses--and abuses--of U.S. international leadership and the noble as well as the exploitative ends that American power has wrought. In A Nation Like All Others, Cohen offers a brisk, argumentative history that confronts the concept of American exceptionalism and decries the lack of moral imagination in American foreign policy. He begins with the foreign policy of colonial and post-revolutionary America, exploring interactions with European powers and Native Americans and the implications of slavery and westward expansion. He then traces the rise of American empire; the nation's choices leading up to and in the wake of the First World War; and World War II and renewed military involvement in foreign affairs. Cohen provides a long history of the Cold War, from its roots under Truman through the Korean and Vietnam Wars to the transformation of the international system under Reagan and Gorbachev. Finally, he surveys America's recent history in the Middle East, with particular attention to the mismanagement of the War on Terror and Abu Ghraib. Written with great depth of knowledge and moral clarity, A Nation Like All Others suggests that an unflinching look at the nation's past is America's best option to shape a better future
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DLC
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Cohen, Warren I
Dewey number
327.73
Index
index present
LC call number
E183.7
LC item number
.C625 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
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A nation like all others : a brief history of American foreign relations, Warren I. Cohen
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
To create a nation -- A not quite perfect union -- A rising imperial power -- Civil War -- The new empire -- Teddy Roosevelt and the great power game -- To make the world safe for democracy -- World leadership -- Franklin Roosevelt leads the nation to war -- Origins of the Cold War -- The Korean War as a turning point -- New leaders and new arenas -- On the brink of nuclear war -- Vietnam and the lessons of great power arrogance -- The quest for detente -- The Reagan surprise-enter Gorbachev -- The new world order -- The vulcans rise-and fall -- The Obama promise -- Last thoughts
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 312 pages
Isbn
9780231175661
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2017023267
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
A nation like all others : a brief history of American foreign relations, Warren I. Cohen
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
To create a nation -- A not quite perfect union -- A rising imperial power -- Civil War -- The new empire -- Teddy Roosevelt and the great power game -- To make the world safe for democracy -- World leadership -- Franklin Roosevelt leads the nation to war -- Origins of the Cold War -- The Korean War as a turning point -- New leaders and new arenas -- On the brink of nuclear war -- Vietnam and the lessons of great power arrogance -- The quest for detente -- The Reagan surprise-enter Gorbachev -- The new world order -- The vulcans rise-and fall -- The Obama promise -- Last thoughts
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 312 pages
Isbn
9780231175661
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2017023267
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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