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Jones, Howard 1940-

Overview
Works: 32 works in 260 publications in 2 languages and 20,817 library holdings
Genres: History  Trials, litigation, etc  Sources  Sermons 
Roles: Author, Contributor
Classifications: E469, 327.73
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Most widely held works about Howard Jones
 
Most widely held works by Howard Jones
The Bay of Pigs by Howard Jones( Book )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Czech and held by 2,924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jones provides an account of President Eisenhower's disastrous attempt to overthrow Fidel Castro. He examines the train of missteps and self-deceptions that led to the invasion of the Bay of Pigs by U.S.-trained exiles
Mutiny on the Amistad : the saga of a slave revolt and its impact on American abolition, law, and diplomacy by Howard Jones( Book )

28 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and held by 2,842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description: This book is the first full-scale treatment of the only instance in history in which African blacks, seized by slave dealers, won their freedom and returned home. In 1839, Joseph Cinque led other blacks in a revolt on the Spanish slave ship, Amistad, in the Caribbean. They steered the ship northward to Montauk, Long Island, where it was seized by an American naval vessel. With the Africans jailed in Connecticut and the Spaniards claiming violation of their property rights, an international controversy erupted. The Amistad affair united abolitionists in the U.S. and England, drove the White House into almost any means to quiet the issue, and placed the U.S. and Spain in a confrontation that threatened to involve England and Cuba. The abolitionists, led by Lewis Tappan, Joshua Leavitt, and others, argued that equal justice was the central issue in the case. Appealing to natural law, evangelical arguments, and "moral suasion" in proclaiming slavery a sin, they sought to establish that all persons, black and white, have an inherent right of liberty and thereby hoped to erase the color line that formed the racial foundation of slavery. In their eyes, the mutiny on the Amistad offered an ideal opportunity to awaken Americans to the injustice of slavery. In this book, Howard Jones shows how the abolitionists' argument put the "laws of nature" on trial in the U.S., as Tappan and the others refused to accept a legal system claiming to dispense justice while permitting artificial distinctions based on race or color. Jones vividly captures the compelling drama that climaxed in a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that freed the captives and allowed them to return to Africa. He notes that many of the abolitionists were nonetheless dissatisfied with the decision because it had not rested on the law of nature; yet, he observes, even they failed to grasp the central importance of the affair: that America's legal system had fulfilled its function of securing justice
Death of a generation : how the assassinations of Diem and JFK prolonged the Vietnam War by Howard Jones( )

25 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jones delivers an informative narrative documenting in rather elaborate detail a popular theory of JFK and Vietnam advanced previously by such writers as Richard Mahoney and Richard Reeves: that had Kennedy lived, US involvement in Vietnam would not have escalated as it did
"A new kind of war" : America's global strategy and the Truman Doctrine in Greece by Howard Jones( )

23 editions published between 1988 and 1997 in English and held by 2,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Foreign and domestic dimensions of modern warfare : Vietnam, Central America, and nuclear strategy by Howard Jones( )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 1,661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crucible of power by Howard Jones( Book )

28 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 1,529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents a comprehensive history of American international relations from the American Revolution to 1913. It demonstrates the complexities of the decision-making process that led to the rise and decline of the United States (relative to the ascent of other nations) in world power status. Howard Jones focuses on the personalities, security interests, and expansionist tendencies behind the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy and highlights the intimate relationship between foreign and domestic policy. This volume relies on the natural chronology of historical events to organize and narrate the story as the nation's leaders saw it. Jones uncovers the tangled and often confusing nature of foreign affairs by taking the narrative approach and does not create the illusion that American foreign relations took place in a well-ordered fashion. This book will help readers understand the plight of present-day policymakers who encounter an array of problems that are rarely susceptible to simple analysis and ready solution. The text is presented in a two-color format and includes maps and photographs. Each chapter ends with a list of suggested readings, giving readers additional resources for exploration and research
Prologue to manifest destiny : Anglo-American relations in the 1840s by Howard Jones( )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the 1840s the United States and England were in conflict over two unsettled territories along the undefined Canadian-American border. This riveting account of the Maine and Oregon boundary treaties is brought to life masterfully by Professors Howar
Blue & gray diplomacy : a history of Union and Confederate foreign relations by Howard Jones( )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 1,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this examination of Union and Confederate foreign relations during the Civil War from both European and American perspectives, Howard Jones demonstrates that consequences of the conflict between North and South reached far beyond American soil. Jones explores a number of themes, including international economic and political dimensions of the war, the North's attempts to block the South from winning foreign recognition as a nation, Napoleon III's meddling in the war and his attempt to restore French power in the New World, and inability of Europeans to understand the interrelated nature of slavery and union, resulting in their tendency to interpret the war as a senseless struggle between a South too large and populous to have its independence denied and a North too obstinate to give up on the preservation of the Union. Jones explores horrible nature of a war that attracted outside involvement as much as it repelled it--Publisher's description
Abraham Lincoln and a new birth of freedom : the Union and slavery in the diplomacy of the Civil War by Howard Jones( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Abraham Lincoln and a New Birth of Freedom, Howard Jones explores the relationship between President Lincoln's wartime diplomacy and his interrelated goals of forming a more perfect Union and abolishing slavery. From the outset of the Civil War, Lincoln's central purpose was to save the Union by defeating the South on the battlefield. No less important was his need to prevent a European intervention that would have facilitated the South's move for independence. Lincoln's goal of preserving the Union, however, soon evolved into an effort to form a more perfect Union, one that rested on the natural rights principles of the Declaration of Independence and thus necessitated emancipation."--Publisher information
Dawning of the Cold War : the United States' quest for order by Randall Bennett Woods( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the origins of the Cold War ; examines the issures that shaped the East-West confrontation before World War II
Union in peril : the crisis over British intervention in the Civil War by Howard Jones( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses why Great Britain and other leading European countries failed to intervene in the Civil War
To the Webster-Ashburton treaty : a study in Anglo-American relations, 1783-1843 by Howard Jones( Book )

8 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in English and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My Lai : Vietnam, 1968, and the descent into darkness by Howard Jones( Book )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this raw, searing new narrative account, Howard Jones reopens the case of My Lai by examining individual accounts of both victims and soldiers through extensive archival and original research. Jones evokes the horror of the event itself, the attempt to suppress it, as well as the response to Calley's sentence and the seemingly unanswerable question of whether he had merely been following orders. My Lai also surveys how news of the slaughter intensified opposition to the Vietnam War by undermining any pretense of American moral superiority. Compelling, comprehensive, and sobering, Howard Jones' My Lai chronicles how the strategic failures and competing objectives of American leaders resulted in one of the most devastating tragedies of the Vietnam War"--
The course of American diplomacy : from the Revolution to the present by Howard Jones( Book )

13 editions published between 1984 and 1996 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of American diplomacy from 1775-1985, including maps, photos and portraits
Crucible of power by Howard Jones( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book focuses on the personalities, security interests, and postwar / Cold War tendencies behind the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy since 1945. The book includes updated coverage of the Bush administration's foreign policy, with particular emphasis on the Middle East. Selections from key foreign policy documents appear in each chapter."--Jacket
Safeguarding the republic : essays and documents in American foreign relations, 1890-1991 by Howard Jones( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quest for security : a history of U.S. foreign relations by Howard Jones( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The course of American diplomacy by Howard Jones( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My Lai : Vietnam, 1968, and the descent into darkness by Howard Jones( )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During the summer of 1971, in the midst of protests and demonstrations in the United States against the Vietnam War, it became public for the first time that something horrific had happened in the remote South Vietnamese hamlet of My Lai. Three years previously, in March 1968, a unit of American soldiers engaged in seemingly indiscriminate violence against unarmed civilians, killing over 500 people, including women and children. News filtered slowly through the system, but was initially suppressed, dismissed or downplayed by military authorities. By late 1969, however journalists had pursued the rumors, when New York Times reporter Seymour Hirsch published an exposé on the massacre, the story became a national outrage. Howard Jones places the events of My Lai and its aftermath in a wider historical context. As a result of the reporting of Hirsch and others, the U.S. army conducted a special inquiry, which charged Lieutenant William Calley and nearly 30 other officers with war crimes. A court martial followed, but after four months Calley alone was found guilty of premeditated murder. He served four and a half months in prison before President Nixon pardoned him and ordered his release. Jones' compelling narrative details the events in Vietnam, as well as the mixed public response to Calley's sentence and to his defense that he had merely been following orders. Jones shows how pivotal the My Lai massacre was in galvanizing opposition to the Vietnam War, playing a part nearly as significant as that of the Tet Offensive and the Cambodian bombing. For many, it undermined any pretense of American moral superiority, calling into question not only the conduct of the war but the justification for U.S. involvement. Jones also reveals how the effects of My Lai were felt within the American military itself, forcing authorities to focus on failures within the chain of command and to review training methods as well as to confront the issue of civilian casualties--what, in later years, came to be known as 'collateral damage.' A trenchant and sober reassessment, My Lai delves into questions raised by the massacre that have never been properly answered: questions about America's leaders in the field and in Washington; the seeming breakdown of the U.S. army in Vietnam; the cover-up and ultimate public exposure; and the trial itself, which drew comparisons to Nuremberg. Based on extensive archival research, this is the best account to date of one of the defining moments of the Vietnam War."--
The legacy of the Civil War : meditations on the centennial by Robert Penn Warren( )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An essay on the Civil War and its influence on modern American life
 
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The Bay of Pigs
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Mutiny on the Amistad : the saga of a slave revolt and its impact on American abolition, law, and diplomacyDeath of a generation : how the assassinations of Diem and JFK prolonged the Vietnam War"A new kind of war" : America's global strategy and the Truman Doctrine in GreeceCrucible of powerPrologue to manifest destiny : Anglo-American relations in the 1840sBlue & gray diplomacy : a history of Union and Confederate foreign relationsAbraham Lincoln and a new birth of freedom : the Union and slavery in the diplomacy of the Civil WarDawning of the Cold War : the United States' quest for order
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Czech (1)