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May, Ernest R.

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Works: 173 works in 629 publications in 4 languages and 22,653 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Archives  Case studies  Military history  Conference papers and proceedings  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Creator, Originator
Classifications: E841, 327.73
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The Kennedy tapes : inside the White House during the Cuban missile crisis by Ernest R May( Book )

29 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in English and Turkish and held by 2,533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains primary source material
Thinking in time : the uses of history for decision-makers by Richard E Neustadt( Book )

19 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 2,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two professors of government analyze both political disasters and successes of recent decades to provide telling lessons on how to use history to improve decision-making. A dozen case studies are drawn in pungent detail both from the record and from backstage information gained from top officials. Sadly, the authors can safely assume a vast ignorance of history in Washington and the media. They make painfully clear that attention to particulars matters, that marginal improvement is worth seeking, and that a little thought is useful. They repeatedly spell out how to examine a situation to help decide what to do today to improve the prospect for tomorrow. An absorbing book, this would be of great benefit to those in Washington, if only they would heed it. For most libraries. Milton Meltzer, New York ON THE US ARMY CHIEF OF STAFF'S PROFESSIONAL READING LIST 2012
Imperial democracy; the emergence of America as a great power by Ernest R May( Book )

26 editions published between 1961 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the mid-nineteenth century, the United States was at most a second-rank power. By the beginning of the twentieth century, almost everyone acknowledged it to be one of the world's great powers. This book tells the story of that transition. First publish in 1961, it is still the only work in any language tracing the Spanish side of the crisis on 1895-1899 and European reactions both to the crisis and to the emergence of what was widely termed "the American peril." It remains a landmark in the international history of the United States
"Lessons" of the past : the use and misuse of history in American foreign policy by Ernest R May( Book )

31 editions published between 1973 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strange victory : Hitler's conquest of France by Ernest R May( Book )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 1,261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author examines the book Strange Defeat by the French historian Marc Bloch and "argues that Germany's success is even more of a puzzle than Bloch could have imagined, for we now know that its armed forces were measurably inferior to those of France and its allies, even in tanks, and its top military leaders all considered an attack on France to be a long-odds gamble."--Jacket
American imperialism : a speculative essay by Ernest R May( Book )

15 editions published between 1968 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American foreign policy by Ernest R May( Book )

16 editions published between 1963 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ultimate decision: the President as commander in chief by Ernest R May( Book )

9 editions published between 1960 and 1961 in English and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Knowing one's enemies : intelligence assessment before the two world wars( Book )

14 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intelligence is a major and hitherto little addressed issue of modern diplomatic and strategic history. Knowing One?s Enemies fills a void in twentieth-century history by telling the story of intelligence agencies from the early nineteen-hundreds to World War II. In essays that illuminate not only the recent past but shortcomings in today?s intelligence assessments, sixteen experts show how prospective antagonists appraised each other prior to the World Wars. On the Military Intelligence Branch History Reading List 2012
American-East Asian relations: a survey by Ernest R May( Book )

15 editions published between 1971 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical note: MayErnest R.: Ernest R. May was Charles Warren Professor of History at Harvard University and Director of the Intelligence Policy Program at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government
Anxiety and affluence: 1945-1965 by Ernest R May( Book )

10 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The progressive era by Ernest R May( Book )

24 editions published between 1069 and 1980 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Campaign '72; the managers speak by Ernest R May( Book )

6 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In January 1973, for the first time in American history, principal participants in a major election met to discuss the science and the art of campaign strategy: the planning, calculation, contrivance, miscalculation, and mischance that determine what the electorate sees. Here campaign managers, pollsters, and journalists met to compare notes on their techniques and tactics and on their successes and failures as they reviewed the events of the primaries and election: the poor decisions made in the face of complex state primary laws; the decline of Muskie and the rise of McGovern; the significance of issues versus Nixon's image; the effects of party reform on the Democratic convention; the credentials fights; the twists of strategy during the final months of the campaign; the way the press covered the campaign and how reporters were treated by the various staffs; the lessons for 1976 drawn by reporters and campaign people. The straightforward exchanges took place at the Harvard Conference on Campaign Decision-Making. Eighteen key people participated, including those in the campaigns of Nixon, McGovern, Wallace, Muskie, Humphrey, Jackson, and McCloskey. Four political correspondents--David Broder, James Naughton, Al Otten, and James Perry--expertly guided the conversation, probing for additional insights. The transcript of the conference--oral history at its best--has been carefully edited and makes absorbing reading. Included are brief sketches of the participants, a chronology of major events of the campaign, tables of campaign statistics, and a full index
American Cold War strategy : interpreting NSC 68( Book )

11 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American Cold War Strategy makes available to students, for the very first time, the complete text of NSC 68 - the crucial government memorandum that set American foreign policy for the Cold War. The document is accompanied by 22 commentaries - many of which were written specifically for this book by former U.S. government officials and academic experts Including five foreign scholars - that critically read the document from a wide spectrum of viewpoints. A general introduction by Professor May places NSC 68 in its historical context. May also provides an introductory essay to the commentaries, biographical Information on their authors, and questions to consider when reading the selections. In addition, the volume contains a chronology of the events of the Cold War, maps, a bibliography, and an index
American intervention: 1917 and 1941 by Ernest R May( Book )

17 editions published between 1960 and 1969 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The coming of war, 1917 by Ernest R May( Book )

9 editions published between 1963 and 1970 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Truman administration and China, 1945-1949 by Ernest R May( Book )

8 editions published between 1975 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John F. Kennedy : the great crises( Book )

12 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dealing with dictators : dilemmas of U.S. diplomacy and intelligence analysis, 1945-1990( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book illustrates the chronic dilemmas inherent in U.S. dealings with dictators under conditions of uncertainty and moral ambiguity. The authors' insights shed new light on critical episodes in U.S. foreign policy and provide a basis for understanding the dilemmas that U.S. decision-makers confronted. The chapters do not focus on whether U.S. leaders made the "right" or "wrong" decisions, but instead seek to deepen our understanding of how uncertainty permeated the process and whether decision-makers and their aides asked the right questions. This approach makes the book invaluable to scholars and students of government and history, and to readers interested in the general subject of how intelligence analysis interacts with policymaking."--Jacket
History and neorealism by Ernest R May( Book )

14 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Neorealists argue that all states aim to acquire power and that state cooperation can therefore only be temporary, based on a common opposition to a third country. This view condemns the world to endless conflict for the indefinite future. Based upon careful attention to actual historical outcomes, this book contends that while some countries and leaders have demonstrated excessive power drives, others have essentially underplayed their power and sought less position and influence than their comparative strength might have justified. Featuring case studies from across the globe, History and Neorealism examines how states have actually acted. The authors conclude that leadership, domestic politics, and the domain (of gain or loss) in which they reside play an important role along with international factors in raising the possibility of a world in which conflict does not remain constant and, though not eliminated, can be progressively reduced"-
 
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The Kennedy tapes : inside the White House during the Cuban missile crisis
Alternative Names
Ernest May Amerikaans historicus (1928-2009)

May, Ernest.

May, Ernest 1928-2009

May, Ernest R. 1928-2009‏

May, Ernest Richard.

May, Ernest Richard 1928-2009

Mei, Ānesuto.

Mei, Ānesuto 1928-2009

ارنست می تاریخ‌نگار آمریکایی

메이, 어니스트 R. 1928-2009‏

메이, 어니스트 리처드 1928-2009‏

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Thinking in time : the uses of history for decision-makers"Lessons" of the past : the use and misuse of history in American foreign policyStrange victory : Hitler's conquest of FranceCampaign '72; the managers speakAmerican Cold War strategy : interpreting NSC 68John F. Kennedy : the great crisesDealing with dictators : dilemmas of U.S. diplomacy and intelligence analysis, 1945-1990History and neorealism