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Bill, James A.

Overview
Works: 46 works in 194 publications in 2 languages and 9,994 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  History 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: E183.8.I55, 327.73055
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James A Bill
The eagle and the lion : the tragedy of American-Iranian relations by James A Bill( Book )

16 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 1,972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the American-Iranian relationship from the 1940s through the Iran-Contra affair
Politics in the Middle East by James A Bill( Book )

47 editions published between 1974 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An integrated comparative approach keeps this work relevant despite the continuing turbulence in the region. It focuses on power and authority relations providing a pointer on stratification and the integrated system of groups and classes in the area
George Ball : behind the scenes in U.S. foreign policy by James A Bill( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of a man whose experiences, ideas and courageous opposition within the political system reveal much about the inner workings of foreign policy and about the practice of prudent and moral statesmanship in the twentieth century. Diplomat and "wise man" George Ball wielded enormous influence in American foreign policy for more than forty years. Best known for his dissent from U.S. Vietnam policy when he was under secretary of state during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, he also helped those administrations formulate policy concerning the European Community, the Congo, the Cuban missile crisis, and Cyprus. His last formal appointment was in 1968 as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, but he continued to advise and unofficially assist presidents and members of the American political elite for another twenty-five years. He often took contrary and critical positions on the major issues of the day. In this book, James Bill offers fascinating new insights into the inner workings of foreign policy by examining Ball's career and the political problems with which he grappled. Drawing on Ball's personal archive as well as extensive interviews with Ball and with dozens of his associates, Bill traces Ball's involvement with foreign policy. He begins in the 1940s, when Ball was a close associate of Jean Monnet, chief architect of the European Community, and ends with Ball's death in 1994. He also chronicles Ball's forty-year involvement as a founding member of the Bilderberg group--an international clique of powerful European and American leaders. The book stresses a seldom-recognized dimension of the U.S. foreign policymaking process: The importance of the second tier of officialdom--the level just below that of cabinet secretary. It provides a thoughtful comparison of the realpolitik model of statesmanship practiced by Henry Kissinger and the phronesis practiced by Ball. Ball was a prudent statesman guided by practical wisdom within a moral framework
Roman Catholics & Shiʻi Muslims : prayer, passion & politics by James A Bill( Book )

11 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The authors of this book reveal a number of interesting linkages between Roman Catholicism and Twelver Shi'ism. They compare the histories of the two faiths, consider parallels between important figures in each, and high-light the doctrinal, structural, and sociopolitical similarities they share. The authors also discuss the importance of a holy family and divine law in both traditions." "The book helps explain the essence of both traditions while enriching our understanding of each. It wrestles with issues such as the relationship between God and humanity, the continuum between life and death, the tension between war and peace, the gaps between rich and poor, the significance of religious ceremony, the role of redemptive suffering, the relationship between religion and politics, and the role that religious systems such as Catholicism and Shi'ism can play in addressing the problems of a world in the midst of fundamental transformation."--Jacket
Comparative politics; the quest for theory by James A Bill( Book )

17 editions published between 1973 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The politics of Iran : groups, classes and modernization by James A Bill( Book )

9 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musaddiq, Iranian nationalism, and oil( Book )

16 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and Persian and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Middle East: politics and power by James A Bill( Book )

13 editions published between 1974 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Shah, the Ayatollah, and the United States by James A Bill( Book )

4 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This document outlines the political turmoil in Iran in the 1970s and 1980s and Iranian-U.S. Relations during this period. Chapter 1 outlines the Shah Reza Pahlavi's concern over U.S. President Jimmy Carter's election, the beginnings of the Islamic religious revival, and U.S. Secretary of State Cyrus Vance's visit to Iran in May 1977. Chapter 2 describes events leading up to the 1979 Iranian revolution, the abdication of the Shah, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini's assent to power, U.S. diplomats' visits to Iran, and the various errors committed by the Carter administration. Political instability, violence, and terrorism are the focus of chapter 3, and the rule of the moderates (1979-81), the assassination of the political elites, the planned destruction of the Tudeh Party, Khomeini's political strategies, and major U.S. political errors are described. The hostage crisis and the 1980 abortive U.S. rescue mission are presented in chapter 4. Chapter 5 describes the Iran-Iraq War, early U.S. support of Iraq, the arms movement between the United States and Iran, and the role of Israel in the arms' negotiations. The book concludes that the Iranian hostage crisis will continue to shape future U.S. policy towards Iran. Questions for classroom discussion and a 13-item reading list are included. (Djc)
Politics and petroleum by James A Bill( Book )

8 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Clinton administration and the future of U.S.-Iran relations : Thursday, January 14, 1993, Washington, D.C.( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turmoil in Iran( Recording )

2 editions published in 1979 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author of three books on Iran describes the Ayatollah Khomeini as an honest and popular nationalist and says that American diplomats had lost contact with the Iranian people and thus were taken by surprise
American policy and Middle East oil by Robert W Stookey( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new Iran : relations with its neighbors and the United States by James A Bill( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The study of middle East politics, 1946-1994 : a stocktaking( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Muṣaddiq, naft, nāsyunālīsm-i Īrānī( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in Persian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Resurgent Islam in the Persian Gulf by James A Bill( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pan-Arabism and Arab nationalism : the continuing debate( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behind the scenes in US foreign policy by James A Bill( Book )

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

Tells the story of a man whose experiences, ideas and courageous opposition within the political system reveal much about the inner workings of foreign policy and about the practice of prudent and moral statesmanship in the twentieth century. Diplomat and "wise man" George Ball wielded enormous influence in American foreign policy for more than forty years. Best known for his dissent from U.S. Vietnam policy when he was under secretary of state during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, he also helped those administrations formulate policy concerning the European Community, the Congo, the Cuban missile crisis, and Cyprus. His last formal appointment was in 1968 as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, but he continued to advise and unofficially assist presidents and members of the American political elite for another twenty-five years. He often took contrary and critical positions on the major issues of the day. In this book, James Bill offers fascinating new insights into the inner workings of foreign policy by examining Ball's career and the political problems with which he grappled. Drawing on Ball's personal archive as well as extensive interviews with Ball and with dozens of his associates, Bill traces Ball's involvement with foreign policy. He begins in the 1940s, when Ball was a close associate of Jean Monnet, chief architect of the European Community, and ends with Ball's death in 1994. He also chronicles Ball's forty-year involvement as a founding member of the Bilderberg group--an international clique of powerful European and American leaders. The book stresses a seldom-recognized dimension of the U.S. foreign policymaking process: The importance of the second tier of officialdom--the level just below that of cabinet secretary. It provides a thoughtful comparison of the realpolitik model of statesmanship practiced by Henry Kissinger and the phronesis practiced by Ball. Ball was a prudent statesman guided by practical wisdom within a moral framework
Third world militarization : a challenge to third world diplomacy by Jagat S Mehta( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The eagle and the lion : the tragedy of American-Iranian relations
Alternative Names
Bīl, Jimz

Bill, James.

Bill, James A.

Bill, James Alban.

Bill, James Alban 1939-

Bill, Jimz.

Languages
English (157)

Persian (4)

Covers
Politics in the Middle EastGeorge Ball : behind the scenes in U.S. foreign policyRoman Catholics & Shiʻi Muslims : prayer, passion & politicsMusaddiq, Iranian nationalism, and oil