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Woods, Randall Bennett 1944-

Overview
Works: 31 works in 150 publications in 1 language and 11,062 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: E847, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Randall Bennett Woods
LBJ : architect of American ambition by Randall Bennett Woods( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the thirty-sixth president's personal and political lives, offering insight into his struggles with borderline bipolar disorder, the legacy of his reform movements, and his administrative role in the Vietnam War
Fulbright : a biography by Randall Bennett Woods( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

J. William Fulbright is the second most successful Oxford-educated politician to come from Arkansas. Author of the Fulbright-Connally resolution, which committed the United States to participating in the United Nations, and creator of the exchange program that bears his name, Fulbright was the longest-serving and most powerful chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Both an intellectual and an internationalist, Fulbright had great influence over the course of American foreign relations in the 1960s and 1970s
Dawning of the Cold War : the United States' quest for order by Randall Bennett Woods( Book )

13 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the origins of the Cold War ; examines the issures that shaped the East-West confrontation before World War II
Shadow warrior : William Egan Colby and the CIA by Randall Bennett Woods( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the life and career of William Egan Colby, one of the most controversial figures of the postwar period: World War II commando, Cold War spy, Saigon CIA station chief, and eventual CIA director under Nixon and Ford, he played a critical role in some of the most pivotal events in 20th-century history
The Roosevelt foreign-policy establishment and the "good neighbor" : the United States and Argentina, 1941-1945 by Randall Bennett Woods( Book )

11 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A changing of the guard : Anglo-American relations, 1941-1946 by Randall Bennett Woods( Book )

8 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between 1941 and 1946, in response to the devastation caused by World War II, memories of the Great Depression, and the prospect of Soviet expansion, a group of politicians, diplomats, and economists in the United States and Great Britain sought to repair the ruined economies of of Europe and secure economic prosperity for America. Their program, which became known as multilateralism, called for reduced quotas on imports, lowered tariffs, the abandonment of currency exchange controls, and economic decision making by international bodies. Randall Woods explores this attempt to create an interdependent world economy and sets it against the broader political and strategic backdrop of the period
Prisoners of hope : Lyndon B. Johnson, the Great Society, and the limits of liberalism by Randall Bennett Woods( Book )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Prisoners of Hope, prize-winning historian Randall B. Woods presents the first comprehensive history of the Great Society, exploring both the breathtaking possibilities of visionary politics, as well as its limits. During his first two years in office, Johnson passed a host of historic liberal legislation as part of his Great Society campaign, from the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 Voting Rights Act to the 1964 Food Stamp Act, Medicare, and Medicaid. But Johnson's ambitious vision for constructing a better, stronger America contained within it the seeds of the program's own destruction. A consummate legislator, Johnson controlled Congress like no president before or since. But as Woods shows, Johnson faced mounting resistance to his legislative initiatives after the 1966 midterm elections, and not always from the Southern whites who are typically thought to have been his opponents. As white opposition to his policies mounted, Johnson was forced to make a number of devastating concessions in order to secure the passage of further Great Society legislation. Even as Americans benefited from the Great Society, millions were left disappointed, from suburban whites to the new anti-war left to urban blacks. Their disillusionment would help give rise to powerful new factions in both the Democratic and Republican parties. The issues addressed by Lyndon Johnson and his cohort remain before the American people today, as we've witnessed in the fight for Obamacare, the racial unrest in St. Louis and Baltimore, and the bitter debate over immigration. As Prisoners of Hope tragically demonstrates, America is still fundamentally at war over the legacy of the Great Society"--
Vietnam and the American political tradition : the politics of dissent( Book )

15 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is intended to demonstrate how opposition to the war in Vietnam, the military-industrial complex, and the national security state crystallized in a variety of different and often divergent political traditions. Indeed, for many of the figures discussed, dissent was a decidedly conservative act in that they felt that the war threatened traditional values, mores, and institutions, even though their definitions of what was sacred differed profoundly. To an extent many of the dissenters treated in this volume were at one time Cold War liberals. During the course of the Vietnam War, they came to see the foreign policy which they were supporting, with its willingness to invoke the democratic ideal and at the same time tolerate dictatorships in the cause of anticommunism, as morally and politically corrupt. Most dissenters increasingly came to perceive cold war liberalism as a radical departure that threatened the fundamental ideals of the republic
A Black odyssey : John Lewis Waller and the promise of American life, 1878-1900 by Randall Bennett Woods( Book )

5 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quest for identity : America since 1945 by Randall Bennett Woods( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quest for Identity, published in 2005, is a survey of the American experience from the close of World War II, through the Cold War and 9/11, to the present. It helps students understand postwar American history through a seamless narrative punctuated with accessible analyses. Randall Woods addresses and explains the major themes that punctuate the period: the Cold War, the Civil Rights and Women's Rights movements, and other great changes that led to major realignments of American life. While political history is emphasized, Woods also discusses in equal measure cultural matters and socio-economic problems. Dramatic new patterns of immigration and migration characterized the period as much as the counterculture, the growth of television and the Internet, the interstate highway system, rock and roll, and the exploration of space. The pageantry, drama, irony, poignancy and humor of the American journey since World War II are all here
J. William Fulbright, Vietnam, and the search for a cold war foreign policy by Randall Bennett Woods( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

J. William Fulbright was the longest serving and most powerful chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Both an intellectual and an internationalist, he had great influence over the course of American foreign relations in the 1960s and 1970s. Fulbright was also the most prominent, and the most effective, of the first American critics of the Vietnam War. His criticism was particularly galling and damning to Lyndon Johnson because Fulbright was a principled internationalist who could not be dismissed as an ideologue. Fulbright used hearings by the Foreign Relations Committee as a forum in which to advance his powerful critique of the war, and his writings constitute an ongoing, comprehensive critique of American foreign policy. This abridgement of Woods' prize-winning biography of J. William Fulbright presents the full story of Fulbright's role as one of the leading congressional opponents of the Vietnam War
America interpreted : a concise history with readings by Randall Bennett Woods( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

LBJ : architect of American ambition by Randall Bennett Woods( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dramatic reappraisal of one of the most significant and least understood presidents in American history is based on extraordinary interviews and documents, revealing a Lyndon Baines Johnson as never seen before.--From publisher description
The American experience : a concise history by Randall Bennett Woods( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[This book] focuses on events, personalities, and movements that have figured prominently in the shaping of the nation and that have proved to be enduring ingredients of the introductory course in United States history at the college level. Particular attention is paid to the formation, transformation, interaction, and disintegration of national, regional, ethnic, and economic communities. [This book] addresses the roles of commerce and religion in the development of colonies; the forces and circumstances leading to the American Revolution; the contours of republicanism; the origins and development of slavery; the evolution of political parties and the two-party system; Manifest Destiny and continental expansion; events leading up to and through the Civil War and Reconstruction ... [The book] also incorporate[s] significant contributions of the new social history, especially those relating to gender, everyday life, and the role of groups such as African Americans and Native Americans ... Throughout [the authors] describe and analyze the forces that have contributed to both conflict and continuity in American society.-Pref
Shadow warrior : William Egan Colby and the CIA by Randall Bennett Woods( )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World War II commando, Cold War spy, and CIA director under presidents Nixon and Ford, William Egan Colby played a critical role in some of the most pivotal events of the twentieth century. A quintessential member of the greatest generation, Colby embodied the moral and strategic ambiguities of the postwar world, and first confronted many of the dilemmas about power and secrecy that America still grapples with today. In Shadow Warrior, eminent historian Randall B. Woods presents a riveting biography of Colby, revealing that this crusader for global democracy was also drawn to the darker side of American power. Aiming to help reverse the spread of totalitarianism in Europe and Asia, Colby joined the U.S. Army in 1941, just as America entered World War II. He served with distinction in France and Norway, and at the end of the war transitioned into America's first peacetime intelligence agency: the CIA. Fresh from the fight against fascism, Colby zealously redirected his efforts against international communism. He insisted on the importance of fighting communism on the ground, doggedly applying guerilla tactics for counterinsurgency, sabotage, surveillance, and information-gathering on the new battlefields of the Cold War. Over time, these strategies became increasingly ruthless; as head of the CIA's Far East Division, Colby oversaw an endless succession of assassination attempts, coups, secret wars in Laos and Cambodia, and the Phoenix Program, in which 20,000 civilian supporters of the Vietcong were killed. Colby ultimately came clean about many of the CIA's illegal activities, making public a set of internal reports?known as the?family jewels"?that haunt the agency to this day. Ostracized from the intelligence community, he died under suspicious circumstances?a murky ending to a life lived in the shadows. Drawing on multiple new sources, including interviews with members of Colby's family, Woods has crafted a gripping biography of one of the most fascinating and controversial figures of the twentieth century
United States' policy toward Argentina from Pearl Harbor to San Francisco by Randall Bennett Woods( Book )

10 editions published between 1972 and 1976 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Marshall Plan : a forty year perspective by Randall Bennett Woods( Book )

3 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the exodus : John Lewis Waller and the Black elite, 1878-1900 by Randall Bennett Woods( )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

J. William Fulbright and the Vietnam War by Randall Bennett Woods( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American experience a concise history by Randall Bennett Woods( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Bennett Woods, Randall 1944-

Woods, Randall

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Woods, Randall B. 1944-

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Fulbright : a biographyDawning of the Cold War : the United States' quest for orderA changing of the guard : Anglo-American relations, 1941-1946Vietnam and the American political tradition : the politics of dissentQuest for identity : America since 1945J. William Fulbright, Vietnam, and the search for a cold war foreign policyAmerica interpreted : a concise history with readingsLBJ : architect of American ambition