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Title Major crises in contemporary American foreign policy : a documentary history / edited by Russell D. Buhite
Published Westport, Conn. ; London : Greenwood Press, 1997


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Description xliii, 470 pages ; 24 cm
Series Primary documents in American history and contemporary issues, 1069-5605
Primary documents in American history and contemporary issues series
Contents Pt. I. Soviet-American Relations and the Origins of the Cold War, 1945-1947. Agreements and Personalities at Yalta. Repatriation and Poland. Atomic Diplomacy and Potsdam. The Council of Foreign Ministers: Tripolitania, Japan, and Iran. The Long Telegram, the Iron Curtain Speech, and the Clifford Report. The Truman Doctrine and the National Security Act. The Marshall Plan and Cominform -- Pt. II. The Berlin Blockade and Airlift, 1948-1949. The Allies' Germany and Berlin Dilemma. Operation Vittles -- Pt. III. The Korean War, 1950-1953. Prior to 25 June 1950
Summary From the Cold War to the Persian Gulf War, the high drama of America's contemporary foreign policy crises comes to life in this collection of primary documents designed for use by high school and college students. The comprehensive work dramatizes through memoirs and diaries of the major players, as well as key public documents, eight major crises: The Origins of the Cold War, the Berlin Blockade of 1948-49, the Korean War, the Berlin Crises of 1958 and 1961, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Vietnam War, the Iranian Hostage Crisis of 1979-80, and the 1991 Persian Gulf War with Iraq. The selection of documents for each crisis dramatizes the tension between the opposing nations and illuminates the process of decision-making by U.S. policy makers. Meticulously culled from a wide variety of sources and voices, many of the 382 documents are available in no other resource
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject United States -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1989 -- Sources.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1989- -- Sources.
Author Buhite, Russell D.
LC no. 96032415
ISBN 0313294682