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Nixon in the World : American Foreign Relations, 1969-1977

By: Logevall, Fredrik.
Contributor(s): Preston, Andrew.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, USA, 2008Description: 1 online resource (365 p.).ISBN: 9780199717972.Subject(s): Ford, Gerald R., 1913-2006 -- Political and social views | Kissinger, Henry, 1923- -- Political and social views | Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994 -- Political and social views | United States -- Foreign relations -- 1969-1974 | United States -- Foreign relations -- 1974-1977Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Nixon in the World : American Foreign Relations, 1969-1977DDC classification: 973.924 LOC classification: E855 .N46 2008Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents; Contributors; Introduction: The Adventurous Journey of Nixon in the World; Part I: Parameters; Part II: Openings; Part III: Closings; Part IV: Flashpoints, Hotspots, and Allies; Index
Summary: Introduction: The Adventurous Journey of Nixon in the World, Fredrik Logevall and Andrew Preston. Parameters. 1. An Elusive Grand Design, Jussi M. Hanhimaki (Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva). 2. Nixon as Statesman: The Failed Campaign, David Greenberg (Rutgers University). 3. Henry Kissinger and American Grand Strategy in the 1970s, Jeremi Suri (University of Wisconsin). 4. Salesmanship and Substance: The Influence of Domestic Policy and Watergate, Dominic Sandbrook (Oxford University). Openings. 5. Nixon, Kissinger, and the Opening to China, Margaret MacMillan (St. Antony'
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Contents; Contributors; Introduction: The Adventurous Journey of Nixon in the World; Part I: Parameters; Part II: Openings; Part III: Closings; Part IV: Flashpoints, Hotspots, and Allies; Index

Introduction: The Adventurous Journey of Nixon in the World, Fredrik Logevall and Andrew Preston. Parameters. 1. An Elusive Grand Design, Jussi M. Hanhimaki (Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva). 2. Nixon as Statesman: The Failed Campaign, David Greenberg (Rutgers University). 3. Henry Kissinger and American Grand Strategy in the 1970s, Jeremi Suri (University of Wisconsin). 4. Salesmanship and Substance: The Influence of Domestic Policy and Watergate, Dominic Sandbrook (Oxford University). Openings. 5. Nixon, Kissinger, and the Opening to China, Margaret MacMillan (St. Antony'

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CHOICE Review

In this well-researched book, edited by Logevall (Cornell Univ.) and Preston (Univ. of Cambridge), the authors explain how President Nixon and his chief diplomatic architect Henry Kissinger devised a new strategy to halt the erosion of US power. As a realist, President Nixon judged all nations by the standard of the national interest of the US, with special emphasis on the protection of power, security, and stability over the promotion of ideals, values, and progress. In order to implement their strategy, however, Nixon and Kissinger consolidated foreign policy decision-making by circumventing, and in some cases deceiving, the federal bureaucracy, Congress, and the public. Although Nixon's foreign policy achieved some milestones, Nixon's secrecy, deception, and paranoia created unnecessary tensions and turbulence with friends and foes alike that often ran counter to the national interest and reputation of the US abroad. As a consequence of the Watergate scandal, the Nixon presidency collapsed and the Democratic Congress reasserted its control in the foreign policy arena by cutting off funding for the wars in Southeast Asia and passing the War Powers Act. Summing Up: Recommended. All readership levels. K. M. Zaarour Shaw University

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Fredrik Logevall is Professor of History at Cornell and the author of Choosing War: The Lost Chance for Peace and the Escalation of War in Vietnam, among other works.Andrew Preston is University Lecturer in History and a Fellow of Clare College at Cambridge University and the author of The War Council: McGeorge Bundy, the NSC, and Vietnam.

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