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Burns, Richard Dean

Overview
Works: 88 works in 381 publications in 2 languages and 14,344 library holdings
Genres: Reference works  Bibliography  Encyclopedias  History  Chronologies  Military history  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator, Compiler
Classifications: E183.7, 327.73
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Richard Dean Burns
Encyclopedia of American foreign policy : studies of the principal movements and ideas( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides in-depth interpretive essays, commissioned from foreign policy experts, explaining the concepts and historical trends that have guided and influenced American foreign policy throughout U.S. history
Diplomats in crisis : United States-Chinese-Japanese relations, 1919-1941 by Richard Dean Burns( Book )

18 editions published between 1974 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guide to American foreign relations since 1700 by Richard Dean Burns( Book )

14 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and Spanish and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wars in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos, 1945-1982 : a bibliographic guide by Richard Dean Burns( Book )

10 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and Spanish and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of arms control and disarmament( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harry S. Truman : a bibliography of his times and presidency by Richard Dean Burns( Book )

11 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronological history of U.S. foreign relations by Lester H Brune( Book )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new edition will bring the work up-to-date. It includes an introductory section on the colonial period and a reconsideration of the Cold War years
The Vietnam conflict; its geographical dimensions, political traumas, & military developments by Milton Leitenberg( Book )

18 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronology of the Cold War, 1917-1992 by Lester H Brune( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chronology of the Cold War that begins early in the twentieth century and continues past the breakup of the Soviet Union emphasizes not only America's relationship with Russia but also political situations in Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East
Foreign affairs and the founding fathers : from confederation to constitution, 1776-1787 by Norman A Graebner( Book )

12 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This history of the Confederation era is the first new work on the topic in a generation. In its pages, three diplomatic historians offer a realist interpretation of the way in which the Founding Fathers conducted foreign affairs, refreshing our collective memory about their priorities and their values. --from publisher description
The evolution of arms control : from antiquity to the nuclear age by Richard Dean Burns( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Burns (history, California State U., Los Angeles) provides this historical account of arms control from ancient civilizations to modern-day Iraq that emphasizes negotiation, verification and compliance. Written for anyone interested in arms control and disarmament issues as well as military history, this book reviews the historic means and techniques for arms control such as demilitarization, regulation of arms manufacturing, stabilizing international environments and the outlawing of war. A section also reviews nuclear weaponry before and after the Cold War and the emergence of biological and bacterial delivery systems. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Arms control and disarmament : a bibliography by Richard Dean Burns( Book )

14 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reagan, Bush, Gorbachev : revisiting the end of the Cold War by Norman A Graebner( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work is a contemporary chronicle of the Cold War and offers an analysis policy and rhetoric of the United States and Soviet Union during the 1980s. The authors examine the assumptions that drove political decisions and the rhetoric that defined the relationship as the Soviet Union began to implode. This work demonstrates that while the subsequent unraveling of the Soviet empire was an unintended side effect of Mikhail Gorbachev's reforms, termination of the Cold War was not. Ronald Reagan deserves full credit for recognizing Gorbachev's sincerity and his determination to change the direction of Soviet policies. For this, Reagan felt the full wrath of anticommunist hawks for "doing business" with a communist leader. But it was Gorbachev who concluded the superpowers had become "mesmerized by ideological myths" which ruled out any meaningful discussions of a possible accomodation of political issues for more than four decades. The evidence is compelling that Gorbachev himself broke the Cold War's ideological straight jacket that had paralyzed Moscow and Washington's abilty to resolve their differences. Though politically weakened, Gorbachev conceded nothing to U.S. military superiority. Never did he negotiate from a position of weakness. In doing so, the last Soviet leader faced even greater political and physical risk. Without Gorbachev the end of the Cold War could have played out very differently and perhaps with great danger
America and the Cold War, 1941-1991 : a realist interpretation by Norman A Graebner( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What were the origins of the Cold War? What policies fueled it? Why did the Cold War perpetuate the nuclear arms race? How did it end? Who "won" the Cold War and why does it matter? The significance of the debate surrounding the answers to these questions makes for fascinating reading as it sheds light on the late 20th century--and its aftermath
Armament and disarmament by Walter R Fisher( Book )

5 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical dictionary of the Kennedy-Johnson era by Richard Dean Burns( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the history of the United States, few periods could more justly be regarded as the best and worst of times than the Kennedy-Johnson era. The arrival of John F. Kennedy in the White House in 1961 unleashed an unprecedented wave of hope and optimism in a large segment of the population-a wave that would come crashing down when he was assassinated only a few years later. His successor, Lyndon B. Johnson, enjoyed less popularity, but he was one of the most experienced and skilled presidents the country had ever seen and he promised a Great Society to rival Kennedy's New Frontier. Both presidents were embroiled in foreign policy disasters: Kennedy with the Bay of Pigs fiasco, although he came out ahead on the Cuban missile crisis, and Johnson by the backlash of the Vietnam War. The 1960s witnessed unprecedented progress toward racial and sexual equality, but it also played host to race and urban riots. And while impressive advances in the sciences and arts fueled the American imagination, the counterculture rejected it all. Historical Dictionary of the Kennedy-Johnson Era relates these events and provides extensive political, economic, and social background on this era through a detailed chronology an introduction, appendixes, a bibliography, and several hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries on important people, events, institutions, policies, and issues. - Publisher
A global history of the nuclear arms race : weapons, strategy and politics by Richard Dean Burns( Book )

15 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Présentation de l'éditeur : "The first book of its kind to provide a global perspective of the arms race, this two-volume work connects episodes worldwide involving nuclear weapons in a comprehensive, narrative fashion. Beginning with a discussion of the scientific research of the 1930s and 1940s and the Hiroshima decision, the authors focus on five basic themes: political dimensions, technological developments, military and diplomatic strategies, and impact. The history of the international nuclear arms race is examined within the context of four historical eras: America's nuclear monopoly, America's nuclear superiority, superpower parity, and the post-Cold War era. Information about the historical development of the independent deterrence of Britain, France, and China, as well as the piecemeal deterrence of newcomers Israel, India, Pakistan, and North Korea is also included, as is coverage of the efforts aimed at the international control of nuclear weapons and the diplomatic architecture that underpins the global nuclear non-proliferation regime."
American foreign relations since independence by Richard Dean Burns( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American Foreign Relations since Independence explores the relationship of American policies to national interest and the limits of the nation's power, reinterpreting the nature and history of American foreign relations. The book brings together the collective knowledge of three generations of diplomatic historians to create a readily accessible introduction to the subject. The authors explicitly challenge and reject the perennial debates about isolationism versus internationalism, instead asserting that American foreign relations have been characterized by the permanent tension inherent in America's desire to engage with the world and its equally powerful determination to avoid "entanglement" in the world's troubles. This work is ideally suited as a resource for students of politics, international affairs, and history, and it will provide compelling insights for informed general readers
The missile defense systems of George W. Bush : a critical assessment by Richard Dean Burns( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

President George W. Bush's controversial order to deploy a land-based ballistic missile defense in 2002, following the unilateral abrogation of the 1972 Antiballistic Missile [ABM] Treaty, did not end five decades of debate. Indeed, not only were old issues revisited but new ones arose, especially given the Bush administration's efforts to extend America's ballistic missile defense (BMD) network to Central and Eastern Europe. Nor did the Bush administration's efforts to use the new BMD system as a deterrent succeed in persuading the so-called rogue states of North Korea and Iran to halt their development of missiles or nuclear activities. This account reviews the Bush BMD deployment after its first eight years and introduces the manner in which his successor, President Barack Obama, has sought to deal with the continuing issues
The A to Z of the Kennedy-Johnson era by Richard Dean Burns( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covering two administrations, offers entries for key individuals, major events, significant legislation, and the important economic, social, and cultural issues of the period
 
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Encyclopedia of American foreign policy : studies of the principal movements and ideas
Alternative Names
Burns, Richard D.

Burns, Richard D. 1929-

Dean Burns, Richard 1929-

Languages
English (203)

Spanish (2)

Covers
Encyclopedia of arms control and disarmamentChronological history of U.S. foreign relationsChronology of the Cold War, 1917-1992Foreign affairs and the founding fathers : from confederation to constitution, 1776-1787The evolution of arms control : from antiquity to the nuclear ageReagan, Bush, Gorbachev : revisiting the end of the Cold WarAmerica and the Cold War, 1941-1991 : a realist interpretationHistorical dictionary of the Kennedy-Johnson era