Coverart for item
The Resource Maximalist : America in the world from Truman to Obama, Stephen Sestanovich

Maximalist : America in the world from Truman to Obama, Stephen Sestanovich

Label
Maximalist : America in the world from Truman to Obama
Title
Maximalist
Title remainder
America in the world from Truman to Obama
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Sestanovich
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"From a writer with long and high-level experience in the U.S. government, a lively, provocative, and eminently readable reexamination of American foreign policy, capturing not only its extraordinary achievements but the diplomatic missteps, intellectual confusion, and political discord from which they usually emerge. American foreign policy since World War II has long been seen primarily as a story of strong and successful alliances, domestic consensus, and continuity from one administration to the next. Why then have so many presidents--even those most admired today--left office condemned for their foreign policy record? In his fresh and compelling history of America's rise to dominance, Stephen Sestanovich makes clear that U.S. diplomacy has always stirred controversy, both at home and abroad. He shows how successive administrations have struggled to find new solutions, alternating between bold 'maximalist' strategies and retrenchment efforts to downsize America's role. Almost all our presidents--and all their most important decisions, from defeat in Vietnam through victory in the Cold War to today's new challenges--emerge from this vivid retelling in a sharp and unexpected light"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sestanovich, Stephen
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Maximalist : America in the world from Truman to Obama, Stephen Sestanovich
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Prologue : "We do big things" -- Truman at the creation : "The United States must run this show" -- Truman at war : "Victory is a strong magnet" -- "Enough is enough" : Eisenhower and retrenchment -- "Boy commandos: of the New Frontier : Kennedy's anxious activism -- "Mainly violins, with touches of brass" : Johnson against his advisers -- "We have not been divided" : Johnson at war -- Retrenchment and Vietnam : "Get going, take risks, be exciting" -- Retrenchment and détente : "a nihilistic nightmare" -- "Outspend them forever" : Reagan and the end of the Cold War -- "No one else can do this" : Bush, Clinton, and the retrenchment that wasn't -- "Things related and not" : Bush and September 11 -- "No wiggle room" : Obama and retrenchment -- Epilogue : "If it's worth doing, it's worth overdoing."
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 402 p.
Isbn
9780307268174
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013030396
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)862053002
  • (OCoLC)ocn862053002
  • 631920
Label
Maximalist : America in the world from Truman to Obama, Stephen Sestanovich
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Prologue : "We do big things" -- Truman at the creation : "The United States must run this show" -- Truman at war : "Victory is a strong magnet" -- "Enough is enough" : Eisenhower and retrenchment -- "Boy commandos: of the New Frontier : Kennedy's anxious activism -- "Mainly violins, with touches of brass" : Johnson against his advisers -- "We have not been divided" : Johnson at war -- Retrenchment and Vietnam : "Get going, take risks, be exciting" -- Retrenchment and détente : "a nihilistic nightmare" -- "Outspend them forever" : Reagan and the end of the Cold War -- "No one else can do this" : Bush, Clinton, and the retrenchment that wasn't -- "Things related and not" : Bush and September 11 -- "No wiggle room" : Obama and retrenchment -- Epilogue : "If it's worth doing, it's worth overdoing."
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 402 p.
Isbn
9780307268174
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013030396
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)862053002
  • (OCoLC)ocn862053002
  • 631920

Library Locations

    • Topeka & Shawnee County Public LibraryBorrow it
      1515 SW 10th Ave , Topeka, Kansas, 66604, US
      39.050746 -95.696533
Processing Feedback ...