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Schaller, Michael 1947-

Overview
Works: 44 works in 244 publications in 5 languages and 12,416 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources  Textbooks  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Recording engineer, Illustrator
Classifications: E183.8.C5, 327.73051
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Most widely held works by Michael Schaller
The United States and China in the twentieth century by Michael Schaller( Book )

28 editions published between 1979 and 2002 in English and Chinese and held by 1,552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The U.S. crusade in China, 1938-1945 by Michael Schaller( Book )

24 editions published between 1978 and 1987 in English and Chinese and held by 1,410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Douglas MacArthur : the Far Eastern general by Michael Schaller( Book )

17 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in English and Japanese and held by 1,383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a portrait of the American general, focusing on his two decades in the Far East, and an analysis of American foreign policy in Asia
The American occupation of Japan : the origins of the Cold War in Asia by Michael Schaller( Book )

25 editions published between 1985 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 1,307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides a novel perspective on the origins of the Cold War in Asia, tracing it all the way back to the occupation of Japan after the Second World War. Schaller argues that the reconstruction of postwar Japan not only shaped the future of that country but the future of U.S. policy throughout postwar Asia, leading up to the controversial interventions in China, Korea, and Vietnam. The author shows how after the war, the United States sought to develop Japan as a stable bulwark against both Soviet expansion and Asian revolution. Schaller depicts the intense contest that raged among Americans, pitting the flamboyant Occupation Commander, General Douglas MacArthur, against virtually all civilian and military planners in Washington, including the president. First hailed as a hero and given nearly free reign to shape Japan's future, MacArthur was ultimately denounced by Truman and his advisors as a "bunko artist" who had wrecked Japan's economy and opened it to Communist influence. In place of MacArthur's ambitious social and economic reforms, the new Occupation program reconcentrated power in the hands of Japans's old elite. The book shows how Communist control of China and North Korea cut Japan off from its historic trading partners and forced officials to focus on developing the rich but unstable Southeast Asian states. Washington feared that economic blackmail alone would pull Japan into the Soviet orbit. Determined to secure Japan--the ultimate "domino"--The United States spurned possible detente with China, extended military aid to the French in Indochina, and finally entered the Korean War.--Publisher description
Reckoning with Reagan : America and its president in the 1980s by Michael Schaller( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 1,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the height of Ronald Reagan's popularity in July 1986, Time magazine wrote glowingly of how he had "found America's sweet spot." Reagan seemed a "magician who carries a bright, ideal America like a holograph in his mind and projects its image in the air." Not since journalist Theodore White rhapsodized about "Camelot" in the wake of John F. Kennedy's assassination had a president been spoken of so reverently. Indeed, Reagan seemed to know just what America wanted to hear. In the 1980 campaign, energized by Jimmy Carter's problems, the Republican nominee downplayed his own conservative economic and social ideas to call for a restoration of national strength and pride. Reagan pledged to bring Americans a "little good news" and during the next eight years, through recession and recovery, cold war and detente, success and scandal, he forged a powerful bond with the public. His popularity appeared so unrelated to actual achievements and so undiminished by failure that Colorado Representative Pat Schroeder dubbed him the "teflon president." While much has been written about the Reagan presidency by insiders and journalists, Reckoning with Reagan is the first historian's account of the period, providing a brief but comprehensive and non-polemical overview of what exactly took place while Reagan was in charge. Michael Schaller presents a lively account of the Reagan years, analyzing the origins and consequences of the Reagan administration's domestic and foreign policies, and weighing the former president's great personal and political popularity against the effects of his economic, social, diplomatic, and strategic decisions. Showing how an illusion of national strength, prosperity, and global power was created at a time when these were in fact declining, Schaller discusses all aspects of the Reagan revolution, including Reaganomics, the rise of political Christianity, the drug war, changes in the American family, relations with the Soviet Union, terrorism, and the end of the Cold War. Much more than an account of Reagan the man, Schaller offers us a fascinating evaluation of the Reagan phenomenon, providing an accessible introduction for Americans struggling to understand the illusory and actual impact of the Reagan administration on the 1980s and on years to come
Ronald Reagan by Michael Schaller( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the former president's life, from his early years as an actor to his tenure as governor and president, and discusses his legacy as a litmus test for Republican values and party loyalty
Altered states : the United States and Japan since the occupation by Michael Schaller( Book )

15 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author supplies the historical background to show how the US transformed Japan from enemy to ally, covering the crucial years from 1945 to 1973 in which Japan emerged as a regional and global economic power. Schaller focuses on political, strategic, and economic relations, illuminating the connections between America's early trade policies toward Japan and the desire to secure the country as a bulwark against Communism in Asia
The United States and China : into the 21st century by Michael Schaller( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the Opium Wars of the 1840s, to the Red Scare of the 1940s, through the Tiananmen Square "massacre" of 1989, and the Wen Ho Lee "espionage case" of 2000, Chinese-American relations have swung like a pendulum throughout the years. Now in its fourth edition and thoroughly revised and updated, The United States and China: Into the Twenty-First Century looks at more than a century of Chinese-American turmoil from a dual perspective, examining how two dramatically different cultures interacted, cooperated, and collided."--From publisher's website
Right turn : American life in the Reagan-Bush era, 1980-1992 by Michael Schaller( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Polish and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An entire generation has passed since the election that installed Ronald Reagan into the White House. This brisk narrative fills a significant gap in the literature on recent U.S. history, making use of diverse memoir material, journalistic accounts, biographies, and specialized policy studies, including those produced recently. Rather than focusing solely on the Reagan and Bush administrations or presidencies, Right Turn addresses the various policy, cultural, social, economic, and technological issues that made the 1980s and early 1990s such an interesting product of the events that proceeded it--and such a vital force in American life that followed. Beginning in the late 1970s and concluding in the early 1990s, this book examines how conservative ideas and organizations reemerged from the shadows of the Great Depression and the New Deal. It describes national politics and public policies implemented by conservative Republicans, the dramatic climax of the Cold War, and the ways in which economic, legal, social, and cultural developments affected ordinary Americans in all their diversity. Featuring numerous photographs throughout and detailed guides to specialized readings at the end of each chapter, Right Turn is ideal for history and political science courses that cover post-1945 America as well as the 1980s and 1990s. -- Publishers description
Present tense : the United States since 1945 by Michael Schaller( Book )

16 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Republican ascendancy : American politics, 1968-2001 by Michael Schaller( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coming of age : America in the twentieth century by Michael Schaller( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[This] is a balanced and thorough treatment of domestic politics, foreign policy, and social and cultural history that illuminates United States history from Reconstruction to the present. [It] is informed throughout by a post-Cold War perspective that emphasizes continuities between the Cold War era and the present.-Back cover
American horizons : U.S. history in a global context by Michael Schaller( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading American horizons : primary sources for U.S. history in a global context by Michael Schaller( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This unique two-volume primary source collection, expertly edited by the authors of American Horizons, provides a diverse set of documents that situate U.S. history within a global context. Covering political, social, and cultural history, the nearly 200 selections--including many visual documents--will spark discussion in the classroom and give students a deeper understanding of America's history. Reading American Horizons includes solid pedagogy, like headnotes and discussion questions, to make the documents more accessible to students
Eindimensionale Längenprüftechnik : ein Baustein zur Qualitätssicherung( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in German and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United States and China, 1938-1945 by Michael Schaller( Book )

11 editions published between 1974 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading American horizons : primary sources for U.S. history in a global context by Michael Schaller( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This unique two-volume primary source collection, expertly edited by the authors of American Horizons, provides a diverse set of documents that situate U.S. history within a global context. Covering political, social, and cultural history, the nearly 200 selections - including many visual documents - will spark discussion in the classroom and give students a deeper understanding of America's history. Reading American Horizons includes solid pedagogy, like headnotes and discussion questions, to make the documents more accessible to students
American horizons : U.S. history in a global context with sources by Michael Schaller( Book )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japan and the Unites [i.e. United] States reconsidered : evolution of security and economic choices since 1960( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deconstructing Reagan : conservative mythology and America's fortieth president by Kyle Longley( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although he left office nearly 20 years ago, Ronald Reagan remains a potent symbol for the conservative movement. The Bush administration frequently invokes his legacy as it formulates and promotes its fiscal, domestic, and foreign policies. His name is watchword for campus conservatives who regard him in a way that borders on hero worship. Conservative media pundits often equate the term ""Reagan-esque"" with personal honor, fiscal rectitude, and unqualified success in dealing with foreign threats. But how much of the Reagan legacy is based on fact, how much on idealized myth? And what are th
 
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The American occupation of Japan : the origins of the Cold War in Asia
Alternative Names
샬러, 마이클

シャラー, マイケル

Languages
English (196)

Chinese (14)

Japanese (2)

German (1)

Polish (1)

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The American occupation of Japan : the origins of the Cold War in AsiaReckoning with Reagan : America and its president in the 1980sRonald ReaganAltered states : the United States and Japan since the occupationThe United States and China : into the 21st centuryRight turn : American life in the Reagan-Bush era, 1980-1992Present tense : the United States since 1945The Republican ascendancy : American politics, 1968-2001Coming of age : America in the twentieth century