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The Resource Meeting the communist threat : Truman to Reagan, Thomas G. Paterson, (electronic resource)

Meeting the communist threat : Truman to Reagan, Thomas G. Paterson, (electronic resource)

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Meeting the communist threat : Truman to Reagan
Title
Meeting the communist threat
Title remainder
Truman to Reagan
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Thomas G. Paterson
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eng
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CaPaEBR
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1941-
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Paterson, Thomas G.
Dewey number
327.73
LC call number
E744
LC item number
.P3118 1988eb
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ebrary, Inc
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  • Anti-communist movements
  • World politics
  • United States
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This provocative volume, written by the distinguished diplomatic historian Thomas G. Paterson, explores why and how Americans have perceived and exaggerated the Communist threat in the last half century. Basing his spirited analysis on research in private papers, government archives, oralhistories, contemporary writings, and scholarly works, Paterson explains the origins and evolution of United States global intervention. Deftly exploring the ideas and programs of Truman, Kennan, Eisenhower, Dulles, Kennedy, Nixon, Kissinger, and Reagan, as well as the views of dissenters from theprevailing Cold War mentality, Paterson reveals the tenacity of American thinking about threats from abroad. He recaptures the tumult of the last several decades by treating a wide range of topics, including post-war turmoil in Western Europe, Mao's rise in China, the Suez Canal, the Cuban missilecrisis, the Vietnam War, CIA covert actions, and Central America. Paterson's vivid account of America's Cold War policies argues that, while Americans did not invent the Communist threat, they have certainly exaggerated it, nurturing a trenchant anti-communism that has had a devastating effect on international relations and American institutions
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Meeting the communist threat : Truman to Reagan, Thomas G. Paterson, (electronic resource)
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000200887
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unknown
Isbn
9780195045338
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(alk. paper)
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remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0000200887
Label
Meeting the communist threat : Truman to Reagan, Thomas G. Paterson, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000200887
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780195045338
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000200887

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