4th Edition

The History of American Foreign Policy from 1895

By Jerald A. Combs Copyright 2012
    560 Pages 15 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    560 Pages 15 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This important text offers a clear, concise and affordable narrative and analytical history of American foreign policy since the Spanish-American War. The book narrates events and policies but goes further to emphasize the international setting and constraints within which American policy-makers had to operate, the domestic pressures on those policy-makers, and the ideologies, preferences, and personal idiosyncrasies of the leaders themselves.

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    1. The Spanish-American War and the Decision for Empire

    2. The Surge into Asia: Empire in the Philippines and the Open Door in China

    3. The Surge into Latin America: Varieties of American Empire

    4. Europe, America, and World War I

    5. The United States and the Peace of Versailles

    6. U.S. Foreign Policy Between the World Wars

    7. Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Coming of World War II

    8. The Diplomacy of World War II and the Seeds of the Cold War

    9. Harry Truman and the Onset of the Cold War

    10. The New Look of Dwight D. Eisenhower

    11. John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, and the Strategy of Flexible Response

    12. The Vietnam War

    13. Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger: Manipulating the Balance of Power

    14. Time Bombs in the Middle East

    15. Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, and the Demise of D├ętente, 1976-1984

    16. The End of the Cold War

    17. American Foreign Policy in the Aftermath of the Cold War

    18. 9/11

    19. Barack Obama and the Post-9/11 World


    About the Author


    Jerald A Combs