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Divine, Robert A.

Overview
Works: 136 works in 567 publications in 2 languages and 20,500 library holdings
Genres: History  Textbooks  Sources  Conference papers and proceedings  Military history  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other
Classifications: D753, 327.73
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Robert A Divine
 
Most widely held works by Robert A Divine
The reluctant belligerent; American entry into World War II by Robert A Divine( Book )

40 editions published between 1965 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brief history of the struggle between the isolationists and the internationalists during the turbulent 1930's, focusing on President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Eisenhower and the cold war by Robert A Divine( Book )

26 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 1,552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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America, past and present by Robert A Divine( Book )

94 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and Turkish and held by 1,497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second edition of America: Past and Present is a history of the United States that strives to achieve the same goal as the first - to tell the unfolding story of national development from the days of the earliest inhabitants down to the present
The Cuban missile crisis by Robert A Divine( Book )

16 editions published between 1971 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the unresolved questions raised by the Cuban Missile Crisis of October, 1962
The illusion of neutrality by Robert A Divine( Book )

29 editions published between 1962 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bibliographical essay: p. 336-351
Causes and consequences of World War II by Robert A Divine( Book )

11 editions published in 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of significant articles presenting "a cross-section of the conflicting interpretations of the role of American Diplomacy in the origins, conduct, and legacy" of World War II
American immigration policy, 1924-1952 by Robert A Divine( Book )

23 editions published between 1954 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bibliographical essay: p. 195-209
Blowing on the wind : the nuclear test ban debate, 1954-1960 by Robert A Divine( Book )

8 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beskrivelse af debatten om atomprøvestop 1954 - 1960, og bestræbelserne for at få godkendt en traktat om atomprøvestop
Second chance; the triumph of internationalism in America during World War II by Robert A Divine( Book )

17 editions published between 1967 and 1971 in English and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Sputnik challenge by Robert A Divine( Book )

12 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union launched a 184-pound metal ball called Sputnik into orbit around the Earth, and America plummeted into a panic. Nuclear weapon Designer Edward Teller claimed that the United States had lost "a battle more important and greater than Pearl Harbor," and magazine articles appeared with such headlines as "Are We Americans Going Soft?" In the White House, President Eisenhower seemed to do nothing, leading Kennedy in 1960 to proclaim a "missile gap" in the Soviets' favor. Rarely has public perception been so dramatically at odds with reality. In The Sputnik Challenge, Robert Divine provides a fascinating look at Eisenhower's handling of the early space race - a story of public uproar, secret U-2 flights, bungled missile tests, the first spy satellite, political maneuvering, and scientific triumph. He recreates the national hysteria over the first two Sputnik launches, illustrating the anxious handwringing that the Democrats (led by Senate Majority Leader Lyndon Johnson) aggressively played for political gain. Divine takes us to private White House meetings, showing how Eisenhower worked closely with science adviser James Killian, allowing him to take the lead in creating a civilian agency - NASA - which provided intelligent and forceful leadership for American space programs. But the President also knew from priceless intelligence U-2 flights over the U.S.S.R. that he had little to fear from the touted missile gap, and he fought to limit the growth and multiplication of military missile programs. Eisenhower's assurance, however, rested on classified information, and he did little to instill his confidence in the public. Nor could he boast of his early support for the secret spy satellite program (which quickly replaced the U-2 plane after Gary Powers was shot down in 1960). So the public continued to worry, feeding the national movement for educational reform as well as congressional maneuvering over funding for numerous strategic projects. Eisenhower, Divine writes, possessed keen strategic vision and a sure sense of budgetary priorities, but ultimately he flunked a crucial test of leadership when he failed to reassure the frightened public that their fears were groundless. As a result, he also failed in his goal to limit military spending as well - which led to a real missile gap in reverse. Incisively written and deeply researched, The Sputnik Challenge provides a briskly-paced history of the origins of NASA, the space race, and the age of the ICBM
The Johnson years by Robert A Divine( Book )

17 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and held by 901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring the Johnson years by Lyndon B Johnson( Book )

9 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on materials at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library presented at a conference held in the library in Jan. 1980
Foreign policy and U.S. presidential elections, 1952-1960 by Robert A Divine( Book )

18 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foreign policy and U.S. presidential elections, 1940-1948 by Robert A Divine( Book )

7 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American foreign policy by Robert A Divine( Book )

1 edition published in 1960 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary history of American foreign policy from 1775-1959, including chapters on the War of 1812; the Monroe Doctrine; Manifest Destiny; the Civil War; Isolationism; World War I; World War II; the Cold War
The age of insecurity: America, 1920-1945; interpretive articles and documentary sources by Robert A Divine( Book )

8 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twentieth-century America; contemporary documents and opinions by John A Garraty( Book )

10 editions published between 1968 and 1981 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perpetual war for perpetual peace by Robert A Divine( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Robert A. Divine examines the process of going to war and seeks patterns showing how and why the nation becomes involved in hostilities. He then turns to the way the United States wages war, looking at how it uses force to achieve political ends. Finally, he considers how leaders bring wars to an end, a process that sheds perhaps the most light of all on the national character. Repeatedly, Divine concludes, America seeks to use warfare to create a better and more stable world, only to meet with unexpected outcomes and the seeds of new hostility. Ironically, Divine finds that America's high ideals continually prevent the very peace the nation seeks." "In the epilogue, Divine applies his points to the final American war of the century, the conflict in Kosovo."--Jacket
Since 1945 : politics and diplomacy in recent American history by Robert A Divine( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American story by Robert A Divine( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the publisher: The American Story integrates the social and political dimensions of American history into one chronological narrative, providing students with a full picture of the scope and complexity of the American past. This text is the concise version of America: Past and Present 10th edition. It includes the complete narrative from the comprehensive title with fewer in-text features, so students get the full story of American history at a more affordable price
 
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Eisenhower and the cold war
Alternative Names
Divine, Robert A.

Divine, Robert Alexander.

Divine, Robert Alexander 1929-

Languages
English (358)

Turkish (1)

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Eisenhower and the cold warAmerica, past and presentThe Cuban missile crisisThe Sputnik challengeThe Johnson yearsPerpetual war for perpetual peaceThe American story