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The Resource Maximalist : America in the world from Truman to Obama, Stephen Sestanovich

Maximalist : America in the world from Truman to Obama, Stephen Sestanovich

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Maximalist : America in the world from Truman to Obama
Title
Maximalist
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America in the world from Truman to Obama
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Stephen Sestanovich
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Language
eng
Summary
"From a writer with long and high-level experience in the U.S. government, a lively, provocative, and eminently readable reexamination of American foreign policy, capturing not only its extraordinary achievements but the diplomatic missteps, intellectual confusion, and political discord from which they usually emerge. American foreign policy since World War II has long been seen primarily as a story of strong and successful alliances, domestic consensus, and continuity from one administration to the next. Why then have so many presidents--even those most admired today--left office condemned for their foreign policy record? In his fresh and compelling history of America's rise to dominance, Stephen Sestanovich makes clear that U.S. diplomacy has always stirred controversy, both at home and abroad. He shows how successive administrations have struggled to find new solutions, alternating between bold 'maximalist' strategies and retrenchment efforts to downsize America's role. Almost all our presidents--and all their most important decisions, from defeat in Vietnam through victory in the Cold War to today's new challenges--emerge from this vivid retelling in a sharp and unexpected light"--
Summary
A provocative, engaging reexamination of American foreign policy examines the challenges that have overshadowed more than half a century of politics, offering insight into the solutions, strategies and diplomatic missteps of each presidential administration
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10273503
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DLC
Dewey number
327.73009/04
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E744
LC item number
.S473 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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adult
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America in the world from Truman to Obama
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Maximalist : America in the world from Truman to Obama, Stephen Sestanovich
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-379) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : "We do big things" -- Truman at the creation : "The United States must run this show" -- Truman at war : "Victory is a strong magnet" -- "Enough is enough" : Eisenhower and retrenchment -- "Boy commandos: of the New Frontier : Kennedy's anxious activism -- "Mainly violins, with touches of brass" : Johnson against his advisers -- "We have not been divided" : Johnson at war -- Retrenchment and Vietnam : "Get going, take risks, be exciting" -- Retrenchment and détente : "a nihilistic nightmare" -- "Outspend them forever" : Reagan and the end of the Cold War -- "No one else can do this" : Bush, Clinton, and the retrenchment that wasn't -- "Things related and not" : Bush and September 11 -- "No wiggle room" : Obama and retrenchment -- Epilogue : "If it's worth doing, it's worth overdoing."
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 402 pages
Isbn
9780307268174
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013030396
Media category
unmediated
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rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
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  • (OCoLC)862053002
  • 1387800
Label
Maximalist : America in the world from Truman to Obama, Stephen Sestanovich
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-379) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : "We do big things" -- Truman at the creation : "The United States must run this show" -- Truman at war : "Victory is a strong magnet" -- "Enough is enough" : Eisenhower and retrenchment -- "Boy commandos: of the New Frontier : Kennedy's anxious activism -- "Mainly violins, with touches of brass" : Johnson against his advisers -- "We have not been divided" : Johnson at war -- Retrenchment and Vietnam : "Get going, take risks, be exciting" -- Retrenchment and détente : "a nihilistic nightmare" -- "Outspend them forever" : Reagan and the end of the Cold War -- "No one else can do this" : Bush, Clinton, and the retrenchment that wasn't -- "Things related and not" : Bush and September 11 -- "No wiggle room" : Obama and retrenchment -- Epilogue : "If it's worth doing, it's worth overdoing."
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 402 pages
Isbn
9780307268174
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013030396
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)862053002
  • 1387800

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