Gardner, Lloyd C. 1934-
Most widely held works by Lloyd C Gardner
Approaching Vietnam : from World War II through Dienbienphu, 1941-1954 by Lloyd C Gardner ( Book )
6 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 1,298 libraries worldwide
Pay any price : Lyndon Johnson and the wars for Vietnam by Lloyd C Gardner ( Book )
8 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 1,239 libraries worldwide
Looks at the behind-the-scenes decision making that led to America's increasing participation in the Vietnam War during the presidency of Lyndon Johnson, drawing upon recently declassified documents for new insights into Johnson's thinking.
Architects of illusion; men and ideas in American foreign policy, 1941-1949 by Lloyd C Gardner ( Book )
9 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in English and held by 1,199 libraries worldwide
Safe for democracy : the Anglo-American response to revolution, 1913-1923 by Lloyd C Gardner ( Book )
15 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,051 libraries worldwide
Focusing on two key figures - Woodrow Wilson and Lloyd George - this book explores the collective impact on the western democracies of the revolutions that swept Mexico in 1910, China in 1911, and especially Russia in 1917.
Vietnam the early decisions ( Book )
7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,012 libraries worldwide
Economic aspects of New Deal diplomacy by Lloyd C Gardner ( Book )
18 editions published between 1964 and 1992 in English and held by 933 libraries worldwide
A covenant with power : America and world order from Wilson to Reagan by Lloyd C Gardner ( Book )
7 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 917 libraries worldwide
Spheres of influence : the great powers partition Europe, from Munich to Yalta by Lloyd C Gardner ( Book )
10 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and Polish and held by 916 libraries worldwide
The war within the war was the struggle among Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin for the shape of the world that would follow World War II. That delicate diplomacy is traced and analyzed in Lloyd Gardner's brilliant reinterpretation of the negotiations that partitioned Europe and laid the foundations of the cold war. Mr. Gardner begins his story not conventionally in 1941 but with the British attempt to appease Hitler at Munich in 1938. There, he argues, just as after the war at Yalta, the great powers were concerned to avoid a catastrophic war. There were the roots of the territorial agreements that culminated at Yalta - the "spheres of influence" which the Americans sought to avoid as an Old World curse on the possibilities of a freer and more liberal world economy. Using the most recently opened sources, including information from Soviet archives, Mr. Gardner captures the heady atmosphere of these momentous events in deft glimpses of the major personalities and a persuasive analysis of the course of diplomacy. He notes the consistency of Stalin's aims, the opportunism of Churchill for empire, the dilemma of Franklin Roosevelt. For historians, no one's motives have been more puzzling than FDR's. The president yearned to avoid the partition of Europe that his allies wanted, Mr. Gardner concludes, but ultimately he settled for it in the hope of keeping the Big Three together to make a more lasting peace. Playing for time, FDR ran out of it. The result was a divided Europe and the cold war - which the author suggests may have been preferable to an unstable Europe or World War III.
The long road to Baghdad : a history of U.S. foreign policy from the 1970s to the present by Lloyd C Gardner ( Book )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 806 libraries worldwide
The renowned diplomatic historian looks back at the ideas, policies, and decisions that led from Vietnam to the Iraq War and to America's disastrous new role in the Middle East. "What will stand out one day is not George W. Bush's uniqueness but the continuum from the Carter Doctrine of 1979 to "Shock and Awe" in 2003."from the Long Road to Baghdad In this stunning new narrative of the road to America's "new longest war," one of the nation's premier diplomatic historians excavates the deep historical roots of the U.S. misadventure in Iraq. Lloyd Gardner's sweeping and authoritative narrative places the Iraq War in the context of U.S. foreign policy since Vietnam, casting the conflict as a chapter in a much broader storyin sharp contrast to the host of recent accounts, which focus almost exclusively on the decisions (and deceptions) in the months leading up to the invasion. Above all, Gardner illuminates a vital historical thread connecting Walt Whitman Rostow's defense of U.S. intervention in Southeast Asia, Zbigniew Brzezinski's renewed attempts to project American power into the "arc of crisis" (with Iran at its center), and, in the aftermath of the Cold War, the efforts of two Bush administrations, in separate Iraq wars, to establish a "landing zone" in that critically important region. Far more disturbing than a reckless adventure inspired by conservative ideologues or a simple conspiracy to secure oil (though both ingredients were present in powerful doses), Gardner's account explains the Iraq War as the necessary outcome of a half-century of doomed U.S. policies. The Long Road to Baghdadis essential reading, with sobering implications for a positive resolution of the present quagmire.
International perspectives on Vietnam ( Book )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 786 libraries worldwide
The Korean War by Lloyd C Gardner ( Book )
5 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 707 libraries worldwide
Three kings : the rise of an American empire in the Middle East after World War II by Lloyd C Gardner ( Book )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 694 libraries worldwide
As American policy makers ponder a strategy for withdrawal from Iraq, one of our preeminent diplomatic historians uncovers the largely hidden story of how the United States got into the Middle East in the first place. A breathtaking recovery of decisions taken, brazen motives, and backroom dealings, Three Kings is the first history of America's efforts to supplant the British empire in the Middle East, during and following World War II. From F.D.R. to L.B.J., this is the story of America's scramble for political influence, oil concessions, and a new military presence based on airpower and gener.
The origins of the cold war by Lloyd C Gardner ( Book )
11 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 599 libraries worldwide
Iraq and the lessons of Vietnam, or, How not to learn from the past ( Book )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 585 libraries worldwide
Draws parallels between the Vietnam War and the Iraq War, arguing that the first conflict's lessons have been ignored by today's leaders while asserting that the Iraq War is unlikely to be resolved quickly or effectively.
The great Nixon turn-around; America's new foreign policy in the post-liberal era (how a Cold Warrior climbed clean out of his skin); essays and articles with an introductory statement by Lloyd C Gardner ( Book )
3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 575 libraries worldwide
American foreign policy, present to past : a narrative with readings and documents by Lloyd C Gardner ( Book )
4 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 505 libraries worldwide
The case that never dies : the Lindbergh kidnapping by Lloyd C Gardner ( Book )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 439 libraries worldwide
Imperial America : American foreign policy since 1898 by Lloyd C Gardner ( Book )
6 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 438 libraries worldwide
Redefining the past : essays in diplomatic history in honor of William Appleman Williams ( Book )
6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 390 libraries worldwide
America, the Vietnam War, and the world : comparative and international perspectives ( Book )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 347 libraries worldwide
Publisher's description: "This book presents new perspectives on the Vietnam War, its global repercussions, and the role of this war in modern history. The volume reveals 'America's War' as an international event that reverberated all over the world: in domestic settings of numerous nation-states, combatants and non-combatants alike, as well as in transnational relations and alliance systems. The volume thereby covers a wide geographical range-from Berkeley and Berlin to Cambodia and Canberra. The essays address political, military, and diplomatic issues no less than cultural and intellectual consequences of 'Vietnam'. The authors also set the Vietnam War in comparison to other major conflicts in world history; they cover over three centuries, and develop general insights into the tragedies and trajectories of military conflicts as phenomena of modern societies in general. For the first time, 'America's War' is thus depicted as a truly global event whose origins and characteristics deserve an interdisciplinary treatment."
Allied Intervention in the Soviet Union (1918-1920) Asia Bullitt, William C.--1891-1967 Cold War (1945-1989) Commercial policy Economic policy Egypt Europe Forrestal, James,--1892-1949 Great Britain Great powers Hauptmann, Bruno Richard,--1899-1936 History Imperialism Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) International economic relations International relations International relations--Philosophy Iraq War (2003-) Johnson, Lyndon B.--1908-1973 Kennan, George F.--1904-2005 Kidnapping Korean War (1950-1953) Liberalism Lindbergh, Charles A.--1902-1974 Lindbergh, Charles Augustus,--1930-1932 Lloyd George, David,--1863-1945 Middle East New Deal (1933-1939) New Jersey--Hopewell Nixon, Richard M.--1913-1994 Political science Reconstruction (1939-1951) Sources Soviet Union Spheres of influence Territorial expansion United States Vietnam Vietnam War (1961-1975) Vietnam War (1961-1975)--Peace War--Causes Williams, William Appleman Wilson, Woodrow,--1856-1924 World politics World War (1914-1918) World War (1939-1945)
Gardner, Lloyd C., 1934-
Gardner, Lloyd Calvin, 1934-