WorldCat Identities

May, Ernest R.

Works: 178 works in 755 publications in 6 languages and 25,154 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Archives  Case studies  Drama  Historical films  Political films  Political plays  Military history  Picture books 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Creator, Originator
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Ernest R May
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Most widely held works by Ernest R May
The Kennedy tapes : inside the White House during the Cuban missile crisis by Ernest R May( Book )

32 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in English and Turkish and held by 2,491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"October 1962: the United States and the Soviet Union stood eyeball to eyeball, each brandishing enough nuclear weapons to obliterate each other's civilization. It was one of the most dangerous moments in world history. Day by day, for two weeks, an executive committee formed around elements of President Kennedy's National Security Council debated what to do, twice coming to the brink of attacking Soviet military units in Cuba--units equipped for nuclear retaliation. And through it all, unknown to any of the participants except the President himself--and possibly his brother Robert--tape was rolling, capturing for posterity the deliberations that might have ended the world as we know it. These are the full and authenticated transcripts of those audio recordings."--Jacket
Thinking in time : the uses of history for decision-makers by Richard E Neustadt( Book )

24 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and held by 2,039 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
The making of the Monroe doctrine by Ernest R May( Book )

31 editions published between 1974 and 1992 in English and German and held by 1,566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forfatteren, der er professor ved Harvard universitet og formand for History Department, har i bogen foretaget en undersøgelse af de ledende amerikanske politikeres bevæggrunde til doktrinens frekomst og har fundet, at disse hovedsageligt er begrundet i indenrigspolitiske forhold, hvor man forud for præsidentvalget 1824 anvendte udenrigspolitikken i den politiske kappestrid i mangel af betydningsfulde indenrigspolitiske emner
The World War and American isolation, 1914-1917 by Ernest R May( Book )

42 editions published between 1959 and 2005 in English and held by 1,493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lessons" of the past : the use and misuse of history in American foreign policy by Ernest R May( Book )

30 editions published between 1973 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 1,306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

21 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 1,241 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
Imperial democracy; the emergence of America as a great power by Ernest R May( Book )

3 editions published in 1961 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 1960 and 1961 in English and held by 901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

20 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in English and held by 844 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( Book )

13 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 813 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
The American foreign policy by Ernest R May( Book )

2 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anxiety and affluence: 1945-1965 by Ernest R May( Book )

11 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The progressive era by Ernest R May( Book )

26 editions published between 1069 and 1980 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American Cold War strategy : interpreting NSC 68( Book )

10 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 619 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
Campaign '72; the managers speak by Ernest R May( Book )

7 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 611 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
The coming of war, 1917 by Ernest R May( Book )

10 editions published between 1963 and 1970 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American intervention: 1917 and 1941 by Ernest R May( Book )

18 editions published between 1960 and 1969 in English and held by 586 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 held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John F. Kennedy : the great crises by John F Kennedy( Book )

21 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History and neorealism by Ernest R May( Book )

14 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 279 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"--
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.30 (from 0.10 for California ... to 1.00 for Records of ...)

The Kennedy tapes : inside the White House during the Cuban missile crisis
Alternative Names
Ernest May Amerikaans historicus (1928-2009)

Ernest May historiador estadounidense

Ernest May historiador estatunidenc

Ernest May historien américain

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


メイ, E. R.

メイ, アーネスト

Thinking in time : the uses of history for decision-makersThe making of the Monroe doctrine"Lessons" of the past : the use and misuse of history in American foreign policyStrange victory : Hitler's conquest of FranceAmerican Cold War strategy : interpreting NSC 68Campaign '72; the managers speakJohn F. Kennedy : the great crisesHistory and neorealism