Author: Michael Krenn
Release Date: 2015-05-20
Genre: Political Science
This text covers integration of the State Department after 1945 and the subsequent appointments of Black ambassadors to Third World and African nations. Other topics include: the setbacks during the Eisenhower years and the gains achieved during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations.
Author: Dean MacCannell
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Release Date: 2013-08-31
In this classic analysis of travel and sightseeing, author Dean MacCannell brings social scientific understandings to bear on tourism in the postindustrial age, during which the middle class has acquired leisure time for international travel. In The Tourist—now with a new introduction framing it as part of a broader contemporary social and cultural analysis—the author examines notions of authenticity, high and low culture, and the construction of social reality around tourism.
Author: Robert D. Schulzinger
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: 1997
Even after two decades, the memory of the Vietnam War seems to haunt our culture. From Forrest Gump to Miss Saigon, from Tim O'Brien's Pulitzer Prize-winning Going After Cacciato to Robert McNamara's controversial memoir In Retrospect, Americans are drawn again and again to ponder our long, tragic involvement in Southeast Asia. Now eminent historian Robert D. Schulzinger has combed the newly available documentary evidence, both in public and private archives, to produce an ambitious, masterful account of three decades of war in Vietnam--the first major full-length history of the conflict to be based on primary sources. In A Time for War, Schulzinger paints a vast yet intricate canvas of more than three decades of conflict in Vietnam, from the first rumblings of rebellion against the French colonialists to the American intervention and eventual withdrawal. His comprehensive narrative incorporates every aspect of the war--from the military (as seen in his brisk account of the French failure at Dienbienphu) to the economic (such as the wage increase sparked by the draft in the United States) to the political. Drawing on massive research, he offers a vivid and insightful portrait of the changes in Vietnamese politics and society, from the rise of Ho Chi Minh, to the division of the country, to the struggles between South Vietnamese president Diem and heavily armed religious sects, to the infighting and corruption that plagued Saigon. Schulzinger reveals precisely how outside powers--first the French, then the Americans--committed themselves to war in Indochina, even against their own better judgment. Roosevelt, for example, derided the French efforts to reassert their colonial control after World War II, yet Truman, Eisenhower, and their advisers gradually came to believe that Vietnam was central to American interests. The author's account of Johnson is particularly telling and tragic, describing how president would voice clear headed, even prescient warnings about the dangers of intervention--then change his mind, committing America's prestige and military might to supporting a corrupt, unpopular regime. Schulzinger offers sharp criticism of the American military effort, and offers a fascinating look inside the Nixon White House, showing how the Republican president dragged out the war long past the point when he realized that the United States could not win. Finally, Schulzinger paints a brilliant political and social portrait of the times, illuminating the impact of the war on the lives of ordinary Americans and Vietnamese. Schulzinger shows what it was like to participate in the war--as a common soldier, an American nurse, a navy flyer, a conscript in the Army of the Republic of Vietnam, a Vietcong fighter, or an antiwar protester. In a field crowded with fiction, memoirs, and popular tracts, A Time for War will stand as the landmark history of America's longest war. Based on extensive archival research, it will be the first place readers will turn in an effort to understand this tragic, divisive conflict.
Author: Robert D. Schulzinger
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: 2002
U.S. Diplomacy Since 1900 has long been admired as the most comprehensive and accessible survey available. Now in its fifth edition, the book traces the major events in the history of U.S. foreign relations, from the Spanish-American War to the present. Schulzinger explains how U.S. foreign policy is made and discusses public ideas about foreign relations. The engaging narrative places U.S. foreign relations in the context of the growing interdependence and globalization of international affairs. Updated to include a complete account of the Clinton administration, this new edition provides balanced coverage of both the Clinton and Bush administrations' efforts to deal with the extraordinary changes in international affairs after the Cold War. New material has been added on the ways in which Americans remember the Vietnam War, and the selected bibliography has undergone its most extensive revisions since the book was first published. In this text, students will find the most recent scholarship, much of which has been informed by insights from related disciplines in the social sciences and humanities. Distinguished by its combination of narrative and analysis and by its in-depth explanations of how and why policy is made, the fifth edition of U.S. Diplomacy Since 1900 is an invaluable resource for students of diplomatic history, foreign relations, and political science.
Author: Michael Schaller
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division
Release Date: 2004
Respected for its coverage of foreign policy and domestic politics, Present Tense also provides a thorough examination of social and cultural history. This edition includes a greater focus on the 1970s and 1980s, and increased coverage of recent immigration. Co-author Karen Anderson of the University of Arizona specializes in women's history in the modern period.
Author: Dale Carnegie
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2010-08-24
You can go after the job you want—and get it! You can take the job you have—and improve it! You can take any situation—and make it work for you! Dale Carnegie’s rock-solid, time-tested advice has carried countless people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives. One of the most groundbreaking and timeless bestsellers of all time, How to Win Friends & Influence People will teach you: -Six ways to make people like you -Twelve ways to win people to your way of thinking -Nine ways to change people without arousing resentment And much more! Achieve your maximum potential—a must-read for the twenty-first century with more than 15 million copies sold!
Author: J. Robert Moskin
Release Date: 2013-11-19
Fifteen years in the making, a historian, who traveled the world conducting hundreds of interviews both in and out of the State Department, presents the first complete history of the U.S. Foreign Service and the men and women whose dedication and sacrifices keep our country out of war. 25,000 first printing.