The Diplomacy of the Crucial Decade
American Foreign Relations During the 1960s
During his presidency, John F. Kennedy concentrated on foreign policy. The President and his staff feared that communism had taken the offensive internationally and that the USA was in danger of losing the confrontation, particularly in the developing world. While President Johnson attempted to focus on domestic issues, foreign issues nevertheless loomed large. Consequently, the contributors to this volume argue, all aspects of American foreign policy during the 1960s must be viewed through the prism of the fight against communism. The chapters examine all major subjects and themes of this period in a way that provides new insight to students and general readers alike. In addition, each chapter contains brief notes and a bibliographic sketch.
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Has the unusual quality of being useful to the specialist as well as interesting to the undergraduate and general reader. Diane B. Kunz, an associate professor of history at Yale, has brought together nine diplomatic historians and asked them to write essays in their specialty areas. . . . Kunz also contributed an introductory essay and an essay on Cold War economic diplomacy. The collection of essays represent exemplary historical scholarship and writing.