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LaFeber, Walter

Works: 169 works in 792 publications in 2 languages and 25,411 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: E183.8.P2, 327.73
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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 )

37 editions published between 1978 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,754 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
The Cambridge history of American foreign relations by Walter LaFeber( Book )

66 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 1,545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces U.S. foreign policy between 1865 and 1913
Michael Jordan and the new global capitalism by Walter LaFeber( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 1,511 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 dynamics of world power; a documentary history of United States foreign policy, 1945-1973 by Arthur M Schlesinger( Book )

27 editions published between 1973 and 1983 in English and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 947 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 )

50 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in English and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revised and updated, this classic text provides a vivid rendering of the United States in the twentieth and century and into the twenty-first. The sixth edition includes an all-new Online Learning Center that provides students with illustrations and photos, maps, quizzes, an elaboration of key themes in the book, as well as PowerPoint resentations and a special lecture launcher called "The American Century Revisited."
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 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 790 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 )

10 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 686 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 )

13 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

55 editions published between 1963 and 1998 in English and held by 591 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
Creation of the American empire: U.S. diplomatic history by Lloyd C Gardner( Book )

26 editions published between 1893 and 1976 in English and held by 442 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 404 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
America, Russia, and the Cold War, 1945-1992 by Walter LaFeber( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and Persian and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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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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The Cambridge history of American foreign relationsMichael 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 electionThe new empire : an interpretation of American expansion, 1860-1898Behind the throne : servants of power to imperial presidents, 1898-1968America, Russia, and the Cold War, 1945-1992