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Bills, Scott L.

Works: 8 works in 42 publications in 1 language and 2,835 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: LD4191.O72, 378.77137
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Most widely held works by Scott L Bills
Kent State/May 4 : echoes through a decade( Book )

9 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reverberations of the rifle shots that killed four students on May 4, 1970 echoed across the nation and beyond. Nowhere, perhaps, did they echo with more persistence and poignancy than at the place where it happened, the Kent State University campus. For more than ten years the university's name has been a symbol of the Sixties protest movements as the causes of the event were debated, lawsuits embroiled participants and victims, and concerned people struggled for appropriate means for remembrance and commemoration each issue leading to further, if less violent, arguments, demonstrations and confrontations. The May 4 episode has been recounted many times, in many ways. The events of the succeeding years, particularly as they affected the community in which they happened, are less well documented. As event and as symbol, Kent State/May 4 means many things to many people. This unique collection of essays and personal interviews presents a broad spectrum of these viewpoints in recounting the events of May 4 and those of the aftermath years. The result is a composite history from the perspectives of many of those who lived it, a reflection of the differing ideological stances and life experiences characteristic of that tumultuous era in American history
Empire and cold war : the roots of US-Third World antagonism, 1945-47 by Scott L Bills( Book )

14 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Libyan arena : the United States, Britain, and the Council of Foreign Ministers, 1945-1948 by Scott L Bills( Book )

8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the Second World War, the disposition of Italy's former colonies, Libya, Eritrea, and Somalia, became the responsibility of the Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM), a body of representatives from Britain, France, the Soviet Union, and the United States. The controversies that evolved within this coalition over the settlement of these dependencies played a significant role in shaping U.S.-British relations - particularly their partnership in the Middle East - as cold war tensions intensified. The Libyan Arena examines Anglo-American plans for North African decolonization and focuses specifically on the events preceding the UN discussions that led to the creation of the modern Libyan state. Based primarily on sources at the National Archives in Washington, D.C., and newly opened files at the Public Record Office in Kew, England, this study represents the most accurate and comprehensive account to date of the CFM's work in North Africa. Students of 20th-century U.S.-British diplomatic history, post-War II African and Middle Eastern history, transnational policymaking, decolonization, and the early cold war era will find much of interest here
The romance of history : essays in honor of Lawrence S. Kaplan( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Romance of History is a collection of articles and essays which reflects the varied professional interests of eminent diplomatic historian Lawrence S. Kaplan. The collection is drawn largely from Kaplan's former students?accomplished scholars in their own right?but also features senior colleagues. Throughout a lifetime of teaching and scholarship, Kaplan has accomplished one of the most important tasks of historians: to tell stories that enlightens and provoke. He has helped probe and define two vital areas of American history: the diplomacy of the early republics and the evolution of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Both eras were filled with challenges, risks, and policymakers alternately wise and unwise, brash and humble, idealistic and pragmatic; both eras were punctuated by crises that appeared to threaten the foundations of the nation; and, for Kaplan, both were linked by a common thread of reason and the patient effort to shape an effective diplomacy among shifting global rivals. The Romance of History is a tribute to a fine historian, demonstrating the range and scope of his interests
Kent State ten years after( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The politics of U.S. policy formation toward Indochina 1945-1948 by Scott L Bills( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Echoes through a decade( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Kent State by Scott L Bills( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Kent State/May 4 : echoes through a decade
English (42)

Empire and cold war : the roots of US-Third World antagonism, 1945-47The romance of history : essays in honor of Lawrence S. Kaplan