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LaFeber, Walter

Works: 167 works in 818 publications in 3 languages and 25,858 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works about Walter LaFeber
Most widely held works by Walter LaFeber
The Panama Canal : the crisis in historical perspective by Walter LaFeber( Book )

36 editions published between 1978 and 1991 in English and held by 2,775 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 )

41 editions published between 1983 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 2,626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

61 editions published between 1963 and 1998 in English and held by 2,030 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 Cambridge history of American foreign relations by Walter LaFeber( Book )

66 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 1,745 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
The American age : United States foreign policy at home and abroad since 1750 by Walter LaFeber( Book )

37 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in English and held by 1,577 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--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 )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 1,509 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 deadly bet : LBJ, Vietnam, and the 1968 election by Walter LaFeber( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,474 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
The dynamics of world power; a documentary history of United States foreign policy, 1945-1973 by Arthur M Schlesinger( Book )

18 editions published between 1973 and 1983 in English and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The clash : a history of U.S.-Japan relations by Walter LaFeber( Book )

10 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walter LaFeber, one of America's leading historians, has written the first book to tell the entire story. Using a full array of American and Japanese sources, LaFeber provides the history to understand these long-rooted differences, bringing us to the present-day tensions in U.S.-Japanese trade talks, the vicissitudes of rearming Japan, Japan's continuing importance in financing America's huge deficit, and the looming economic shadow of China - not only the world's most populous century but certain to be the next economic superpower
America, Russia, and the Cold War, 1945-1966 by Walter LaFeber( Book )

25 editions published between 1967 and 1975 in English and held by 896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During the American Civil War, Secretary of State William Seward predicted that Russia and the United States would confront one another on the plains of Eastern Asia--and they did in the 1890s. The rivalry of these two great nation-states heightened when the Russian Revolution added a different ideological dimension to the struggle. The Cold War is the result of that past--and the dilemmas of Soviet and American foreign policies today have a half-century of history behind them. America, Russia, and the Cold War, 1945-1966 examines the foreign policies of both countries in this historical setting. Professor LeFeber concentrates on two key periods in the Cold War--the first is the period from 1944-1946 when the situation intensified and the second is the mid-50s when it assumed a new shape. In the events of 1945 and 1946, he finds the background for Stalin's later moves in Germany and Korea as well as for the American policies which resulted in the Truman Doctrine, the Marshall Plan, and NATO. In the mid-50s, both American and Russian foreign policies began to pivot away from their focus on Europe and became concerned with the newly-emerging nations. Professor LaFeber analyzes not only the policies of both the United States and Russia but also domestic sources for these policies. For the United States, he has used extensively the newly-opened papers of John Foster Dulles as well as the papers of Harry S. Truman, Bernard Baruch, William Clayton and others who were actively involved in U.S. policy decisions."--Dust jacket
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 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Quincy Adams and American continental empire; letters, papers and speeches by John Quincy Adams( Book )

10 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 )

14 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America, Russia, and the Cold War, 1945-1971 by Walter LaFeber( Book )

15 editions published between 1968 and 1976 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American century : a history of the United States since the 1890s by Walter LaFeber( Book )

25 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 1 of The American Century, the classic text for 20th century American History courses, covers the United States from 1890 to 1941 and contains the first 8 chapters of the full book. This volume is being released separately for the first time to meet demand from instructors teaching courses that cover the prewar period. Written by three highly respected scholars, the volume seamlessly blends political, social, cultural, intellectual, and economic themes into an authoritative and readable account of the emergence of America in the first half of the 20th century. Each chapter contains a special feature section devoted to cultural topics including the arts and architecture, sports and recreation, technology and education. Enhancing the students' learning experience is the addition of web links to each of these features to provide complementary visual study tools
America, Russia, and the Cold War, 1945-1975 by Walter LaFeber( Book )

16 editions published between 1975 and 1980 in English and Chinese and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America, Russia, and the Cold War, 1945-1980 by Walter LaFeber( Book )

16 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 483 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
Creation of the American empire: U.S. diplomatic history by Lloyd C Gardner( Book )

27 editions published between 1893 and 1976 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America, Russia, and the Cold War, 1945-1984 by Walter LaFeber( Book )

13 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 429 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 407 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
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The Cambridge history of American foreign relations
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 Amerikaans historicus

Walter LaFeber historiador estadounidense

Walter LaFeber historien américain

Walter LaFeber US-amerikanischer Historiker

Лафибер, Уолтер Фредерик


ラフィーバー, ウォルター

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Inevitable revolutions : the United States in Central AmericaThe new empire; an interpretation of American expansion, 1860-1898The Cambridge history of American foreign relationsThe American age : United States foreign policy at home and abroad since 1750Michael Jordan and the new global capitalismThe deadly bet : LBJ, Vietnam, and the 1968 electionThe clash : a history of U.S.-Japan relationsBehind the throne : servants of power to imperial presidents, 1898-1968