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LaFeber, Walter

Works: 132 works in 644 publications in 3 languages and 23,426 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other
Classifications: E183.7, 327.73
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Most widely held works about Walter LaFeber
Most widely held works by Walter LaFeber
America, Russia, and the Cold War, 1945-1966 by Walter LaFeber( Book )

115 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 4,589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This concise text focuses on United States-Soviet diplomacy to explain the causes and consequences of the Cold War. It explores how the Cold War was shaped by domestic events in both the U.S. and the Soviet Union and presents a variety of other points of view on the conflict--Chinese, Latin American, European, and Vietnamese. The text includes both engaging anecdotes and quotes from primary sources to support key points and exemplify policies, and recent scholarship and materials from openings of the U.S., Soviet, and Chinese archives
The Panama Canal : the crisis in historical perspective by Walter LaFeber( Book )

30 editions published between 1978 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A leading American diplomatic historian surveys relations between the United States and Panama since the nineteenth century, emphasizing events that have shaped recent treaty negotiations and the intense debate over them
Inevitable revolutions : the United States in Central America by Walter LaFeber( Book )

33 editions published between 1983 and 1993 in English and held by 2,650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new empire; an interpretation of American expansion, 1860-1898 by Walter LaFeber( Book )

59 editions published between 1963 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This classic work, by the distinguished historian Walter LaFeber, presents his widely influential argument that economic causes were the primary forces propelling America to world power in the nineteenth century. Cornell University Press is proud to issue this thirty-fifth anniversary edition, featuring a new preface by the author."In this Beveridge Award-winning study, Walter LaFeber ... probes beneath the apparently quiet surface of late nineteenth-century American diplomacy, undisturbed by major wars and undistinguished by important statements of policy. He finds those who shaped American diplomacy believed expanding foreign markets were the cure for recurring depressions. ... In thoroughly documenting economic pressure on American foreign policy of the late nineteenth century, the author has illuminated a shadowy corner of the national experience. ... The theory that America was thrust by events into a position of world power it never sought and was unprepared to discharge must now be re-examined. Also brought into question is the thesis that American policymakers have depended for direction on the uncertain compass of utopian idealism."--American Historical Review
The American age : United States foreign policy at home and abroad since 1750 by Walter LaFeber( Book )

40 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in English and held by 1,603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the publisher. In the second edition, LaFeber has revised nearly every chapter in the book. In the early chapters, there is more attention to the origins of foreign policy institutions and practices, including precedents for the executive agreement, and new discussions of U.S. relations with Britain in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The more recent chapters feature fresh insights of Potsdam, the origins of the Korean War, and the Cuban Missile Crisis{u2014}all based on new evidence drawn from Soviet archives. The new edition amply covers the momentous events that brought the Cold War to an end and thrust the United States into the uncertain position of the world's only superpower
Michael Jordan and the new global capitalism by Walter LaFeber( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 1,544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One company and its founder, who saw the connection between Michael Jordan and a world waiting to buy. A revolution in technology that made it possible to deliver televised images anywhere in the world, creating a new era in global communications. The coupling of these forces opened the way for the spread of American cultural domination in dozens of smaller nations, and in its wake hundreds of other corporations have followed". -- Jacket
The clash : a history of U.S.-Japan relations by Walter LaFeber( Book )

17 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 1,210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Commodore Matthew Perry sailed into Tokyo harbor in July 1853, opening Japan to the West, Americans and Japanese immediately began to clash with each other. For the past century, this clash has focused especially on which nation would take the lead in developing China's economic potential. The relationship between the United States and Japan and the competition over China remain immensely important, highly explosive, and little understood on either side of the Pacific
The American century : a history of the United States since the 1890s by Walter LaFeber( Book )

54 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new edition of this classic text on modern U.S. history brings the story of contemporary America into the second decade of the twenty-first century with new coverage of the Obama presidency and the 2012 elections. Written by three highly respected scholars, the book seamlessly blends political, social, cultural, intellectual, and economic themes into an authoritative and readable account of our increasingly complex national story. The seventh edition retains its affordability and conciseness while continuing to add the most recent scholarship. Each chapter contains a special feature sectio
The dynamics of world power; a documentary history of United States foreign policy, 1945-1973 by Arthur M Schlesinger( Book )

9 editions published between 1973 and 1983 in English and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America in the cold war : twenty years of revolutions and response, 1947-1967 by Walter LaFeber( Book )

14 editions published between 1967 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The deadly bet : LBJ, Vietnam, and the 1968 election by Walter LaFeber( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lyndon B. Johnson made a life-or-death bet during his presidential term - and lost. While fighting an extended war against a determined foe, he gambled that American society could also endure a vast array of domestic reforms. The result was the turmoil of the 1968 presidential election, a crisis more severe than any since the Civil War. With thousands killed in Vietnam, hundreds dead in civil rights riots, televised chaos at the Democratic National Convention, and two major assassinations, Americans responded by voting for the law-and-order message of Richard Nixon." "In The Deadly Bet, distinguished historian Walter LaFeber explores the turbulent election of 1968 and its significance in the larger context of American history. Looking through the eyes of the years most important players - Robert F. Kennedy, Eugene McCarthy, Martin Luther King, Jr., Hubert Humphrey, Richard Nixon, George Wallace, Nguyen Van Thieu, and Lyndon Johnson - LaFeber argues that domestic upheaval itself had more impact on the election than did the war in Vietnam."--Jacket
John Quincy Adams and American continental empire; letters, papers and speeches by John Quincy Adams( Book )

9 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections on domestic and world conditions which attempt to reveal the personal passions and prejudices of "America's greatest Secretary of State."
The origins of the cold war, 1941-1947 : a historical problem with interpretations and documents by Walter LaFeber( Book )

12 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creation of the American empire: U.S. diplomatic history by Lloyd C Gardner( Book )

26 editions published between 1893 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behind the throne : servants of power to imperial presidents, 1898-1968( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the American rise to world power in the last hundred years, a new presidency has also arisen, a presidency that uses military, economic, political, and personal power that the constitutional founders of the 1780s would have thought highly improbable and dangerous. Behind the Throne argues that United States presidents have received foreign policy advice from a new breed of government servants whose first loyalties were to the chief executive, not the bureaucracy or the public. These "servants of power" defined world views for the president, not only advising but often taking action to implement those world views. The essays in this volume focus on nine servants of power. Brooks Adams, brother of Henry Adams and advisor to Presidents McKinley and Roosevelt, greatly influenced early American expansionist thinking by supporting Frederick Jackson Turner's Frontier Thesis. Charles Conant, in the same era, profoundly affected America's economic relationship with Asia and Latin America. During the Wilson administration, Admiral William Caperton's views influenced foreign policy in the Caribbean and Latin America. Controlling J.P. Morgan's overseas investments, Thomas Lamont had direct access to and considerable influence upon every president in the 1920s and 1930s. Adolf Berle, advisor to Franklin Roosevelt, guided the United States' economic and security policies for the post-World War II era, preparing the way for both the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. As members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Arthur Vandenberg and Senator Gerald P. Nye championed United States isolationist policies in the early years of the cold war. Vandenberg later turned internationalist and used his position as ranking Republican on the Committee to promote President Truman's foreign policies in Congress. His advice to Truman was crucial in the founding of the United Nations and the Organization of American States. Thomas Mann, Undersecretary of State for Latin American affairs in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, was instrumental in turning the United States away from the Alliance for Progress and back to a hard-line policy. A former Harvard dean, McGeorge Bundy influenced the Kennedy-Johnson experiments in global social engineering and the escalation of the Vietnam War. The rise of the United States to the status of the world's lone (and often highly perplexed and frustrated) superpower cannot be understood without understanding these nine influential men and their roles in recent American history. The volume also stands as a tribute to Fred Harvey Harrington, professor of history and former president of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. All of the contributors began their distinguished careers as students of Harrington
The Cambridge history of American foreign relations by Akira Iriye( Book )

28 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an elegant and concise history of American foreign relations during the Cold War era, based on the most recent American, Chinese, and Soviet literature, written from a post-Cold War perspective. All of the major foreign policy issues, including the origins of the Soviet-American conflict; the extension of the confrontation to Asia, the Middle East, and elsewhere on the periphery; wars in Korea and Vietnam; crises involving the Taiwan Straits, Berlin, and Cuba; the rise and fall of detente; imperial overreach; and the critical roles of Reagan and Gorbachev in the 1980s are carefully analyzed and clearly explained
Liberty and power : U.S. diplomatic history, 1750-1945 by Walter LaFeber( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The impact of war on the United States in the 20th century ... by Ernest R May( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dynamics of world power : a documentary history of United States foreign policy ; 1945-1973 by Robert N Burr( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
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La Feber, Walter 1933-

Lafeber, Walter.

LaFeber, Walter F. 1933-

Lafubo, Wo'erte

Lafubo, Wo'erte 1933-

Walter LaFeber American historian

Walter LaFeber Amerikaans historicus

Лафибер, Уолтер Фредерик


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Persian (1)

The Panama Canal : the crisis in historical perspectiveInevitable revolutions : the United States in Central AmericaThe new empire; an interpretation of American expansion, 1860-1898The American age : United States foreign policy at home and abroad since 1750Michael Jordan and the new global capitalismThe clash : a history of U.S.-Japan relationsThe American century : a history of the United States since the 1890sThe deadly bet : LBJ, Vietnam, and the 1968 election