More than a timeline, the Chronological History allows readers to follow themes and compare time periods via extensive chronological listings, numerous cross-references, and thorough index. This comprehensive resource also includes 38 new maps to provide perspectives on the complex territorial disputes in which the US has played a role.
With over one third new material, along with updated and revised entries and maps, this second edition is essential for all students of political science, history, and international relations. Also includes 38 maps.
Lester H. Brune was the John and August Olbesby Professor of American Heritage at Bradley University before his retirement. His major publications include The Missile Crisis of October 1962; America and Indochine Wars: A Biographical Guide; The Cuba-Caribbean Missile Crisis of October 1962; and America and the Iraqi Crisis, 1990-1992. He has been a Fellow of the Middle Eastern Association and the Harry S. Truman Institute.
Richard Dean Burns retired as chair of the History Department at California State University--Los Angeles six years ago and is currently running his own publishing company specializing in scholarly works on foreign policy and ancient history. He is an expert in foreign policy and reference works. He edited the Encyclopedia of Arms Control and Disarmament, which won the Political Science award from the Professional and Scholarly Publishing Arm of the AAP.
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"As with most good chronologies, this reference offers more that a mere list of dates and events... It offers comprehensive coverage... A second edition Routledge can be proud of... Handsomely produced and fully updated for use by students and scholars alike... The interested lay reader will also find it of value, so public, as well as academic libraries, will want to give this set full consideration." -- Against the Grain
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