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The Resource Diplomacy at the brink : Eisenhower, Churchill, and Eden in the Cold War, David M. Watry

Diplomacy at the brink : Eisenhower, Churchill, and Eden in the Cold War, David M. Watry

Label
Diplomacy at the brink : Eisenhower, Churchill, and Eden in the Cold War
Title
Diplomacy at the brink
Title remainder
Eisenhower, Churchill, and Eden in the Cold War
Statement of responsibility
David M. Watry
Title variation
Eisenhower, Churchill, and Eden in the Cold War
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A groundbreaking new study of Anglo-American relations during the Cold War, Diplomacy at the Brink argues for a reevaluation of Dwight D. Eisenhower's foreign policy toward allies and enemies alike. Contrary to his reputation as a level-headed moderate, the Eisenhower who emerges in David M. Watry's exhaustively researched book is a conservative ideologue, a leader whose aggressively anti-Communist and anticolonialist foreign policies represented a major shift away from the containment policy of the Truman presidency. Watry contends that Eisenhower worked closely with John Foster Dulles to engage in aggressive brinksmanship that diametrically opposed Winston Churchill's diplomacy of "peaceful coexistence." At a time when British economic interests favored cooperation with China, Eisenhower planned nuclear war against it; when Anthony Eden considered Gamal Abdel Nasser a Soviet agent and invaded Egypt, Eisenhower supported Arab nationalism and used economic and political blackmail to force Britain to withdraw. Such stances fractured the "special relationship" between America and Great Britain and played a vital role in the dissolution of the British Empire. Watry's thorough examination of the important clash of U.S.-U.K. foreign policy demonstrates that America's new anti-colonial policies and the unilateral use of American power against perceived Communist threats put Eisenhower and Dulles on a collision course with Churchill and Eden that rocked the world." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Watry, David M.
Dewey number
327.73041
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E183.8.G7
LC item number
W277 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cold War
  • Eisenhower, Dwight D.
  • Churchill, Winston
  • Eden, Anthony
  • United States
  • Great Britain
  • United States
  • Cold War
  • Great Britain
Label
Diplomacy at the brink : Eisenhower, Churchill, and Eden in the Cold War, David M. Watry
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Conservative ideology and brinksmanship -- Brinksmanship and the Far East -- Atomic brinksmanship: Korea, Indochina, and Formosa -- Covert brinksmanship: Iran and Guatemala -- Diplomatic brinksmanship: the Suez Crisis -- Economic brinksmanship: the fall of Anthony Eden
Control code
874835485
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 228 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780807157183
Lccn
2014009824
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)874835485
Label
Diplomacy at the brink : Eisenhower, Churchill, and Eden in the Cold War, David M. Watry
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Conservative ideology and brinksmanship -- Brinksmanship and the Far East -- Atomic brinksmanship: Korea, Indochina, and Formosa -- Covert brinksmanship: Iran and Guatemala -- Diplomatic brinksmanship: the Suez Crisis -- Economic brinksmanship: the fall of Anthony Eden
Control code
874835485
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 228 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780807157183
Lccn
2014009824
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)874835485

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