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Author Paterson, Thomas G., 1941-

Title Meeting the communist threat : Truman to Reagan / Thomas G. Paterson
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1989
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 317 pages)
Series Oxford paperbacks
Oxford paperbacks.
Summary Thomas Paterson offers a thorough review of post-war American attitudes towards totalitarianism, the causes of international conflict and foreign aid. He demonstrates how Truman acted upon these views, launched the containment doctrine and exercized American power both in Europe and Asia. A fresh look at Eisenhower's policy in the Middle East explains how the USA became a major player in that volatile region. He also presents a critique of Kennedy's foreign policy, before closing with a study of 1970s detente, CIA covert actions and Reagan's re-writing of the history of the Vietnam War
Analysis Foreign relations History
United States
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-301) and index
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Subject Anti-communist movements -- United States -- History.
World politics -- 1945-1989.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1989.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 87020433
ISBN 0195045327
0195045335 (alk. paper)
1423736087 (electronic bk.)
1601296304 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
9780195045338 (alk. paper)
9781423736080 (electronic bk.)
9781601296306 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)