U.S. presidents and Latin American interventions : pursuing regime change in the Cold War / Michael Grow.
By: Grow, Michael.Material type: TextPublisher: Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, c2008Description: xiv, 266 p. : map ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780700615865 (cloth : alk. paper); 0700615865 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780700618880; 0700618880.Other title: US presidents and Latin American interventions.Subject(s): United States -- Foreign relations -- Latin America | Latin America -- Foreign relations -- United States | United States -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1989 -- Case studies | Presidents -- United States -- Decision making -- Case studies | Intervention (International law) -- History -- 20th century -- Case studies | Regime change -- Latin America -- History -- 20th century -- Case studiesAdditional physical formats: Online version:: U.S. presidents and Latin American interventions.DDC classification: 327.73080090/45 Other classification: ML 5800
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 253-259) and index.
Guatemala, 1954 -- Cuba, 1961 -- British Guiana, 1963 -- Dominican Republic, 1965 -- Chile, 1970 -- Nicaragua, 1981 -- Grenada, 1983 -- Panama, 1989.
"From Eisenhower's toppling of Arbenz in Guatemala in 1954 to Bush's overthrow of Noriega in Panama in 1989, Grow casts a close eye on eight major cases of U.S. intervention in the Western Hemisphere, offering fresh interpretations of why they occurred and what they signified." "Grow argues that it was not threats to U.S. national security or endangered economic interests that were decisive in prompting presidents to launch these interventions. Rather, each intervention was part of a symbolic geopolitical chess match in which the White House sought to project an image of overpowering strength to audiences at home and abroad in order to preserve both national and presidential credibility."--BOOK JACKET.