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Maddox, Robert James

Overview
Works: 48 works in 164 publications in 2 languages and 7,453 library holdings
Genres: History  Periodicals  Sources  Outlines and syllabi 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor
Classifications: E183.8.R9, 327.73047
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert James Maddox
The New Left and the origins of the Cold War by Robert James Maddox( Book )

21 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in English and held by 1,445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As more and more people questioned the assumptions of U.S. foreign policy in the Vietnam era, they began to reexamine the roots of these policies in the diplomacy of the Cold War. This scrutiny made the origins of the Cold War one of the most controversial issues in American diplomatic history. A complete new dimension was added to the debate by the charges leveled here by Robert James Maddox. How did the Cold War begin? Who or what was responsible? Could it have been avoided? Was it a temporary condition created by a combination of individual personalities and historical factors, or did it represent the clash of fundamentally irreconcilable political systems? The orthodox explanation of the Cold War is that it was "the brave and essential response of free men to Communist aggression." A number of scholars more or less identified with the New Left challenged the conventional explanation by asserting that the U.S. bears the major responsibility for its onset. One group of revisionists saw this as the result of a failure of statesmanship on the part of Truman and his advisors, the other as the inevitable outcome of the need of the American capitalist system for continuous economic expansion abroad. Their conclusions have often been challenged in matters of interpretation. Robert Maddox, however, believes that an examination of the manner in which new interpretations are reached should precede dialogues over the ideas themselves. Consequently he examined seven of the most prominent New Left works. After detailed comparisons of the evidence they present with the sources from which it was taken, he concludes that these books are based on pervasive misuse of the source materials and fail to measure up to the most elementary standards of sound scholarship.--Adapted from dust jacket
Weapons for victory : the Hiroshima decision fifty years later by Robert James Maddox( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 1,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the morning of August 6, 1945, the American B-29 Enola Gay released an atomic bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. On August 9 another bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. Fifty years have passed since these catastrophic events, and the bombings still remain highly controversial. The official justification for using these weapons was that they prevented enormous losses on both sides by avoiding an Allied invasion of Japan. Many diplomatic historians, however, have asserted that the bombings were unnecessary. One extreme argument is that Truman knew the Japanese were ready to surrender but wanted to use the bombs to intimidate the Soviet Union. Robert Maddox examines all these claims in Weapons for Victory as he strives to dispel the many myths that have been accepted as fact. In addition to Maddox's valuable recasting of the circumstances leading to the bombings, he also confronts the proposed Smithsonian Enola Gay exhibit with careful historical analysis
William E. Borah and American foreign policy by Robert James Maddox( Book )

7 editions published between 1964 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unknown war with Russia : Wilson's Siberian intervention by Robert James Maddox( Book )

9 editions published between 1977 and 1982 in English and Japanese and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Maddox ved Pennsylvania State University behandler, med vægt på de politiske-diplomatiske omstændigheder, USA's deltagelse i interventionen i Rusland 1918-1920
Hiroshima in history : the myths of revisionism( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Analysis of Truman's decision to use nuclear arms against Japan through essays written by military and diplomatic historians"--Provided by publisher
The United States and World War II by Robert James Maddox( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Propaganda, the role of women and blacks in the labor force and armed services, and the internment of Japanese-Americans are just a few of the topics explored. Unlike conventional military histories, The United States and World War II goes beyond the field of combat to present the era in its broader context. Based on the most up-to-date scholarship, this volume is written for the general reader and for use in courses on World War II and on recent American history
From war to cold war : the education of Harry S. Truman by Robert James Maddox( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American history. reconstruction through the present( Book )

15 editions published between 1980 and 2006 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume attemps to present a selection of articles balanced between the new accent on inclusion of hitherto neglected individuals and groups and the more traditional analyses of well-known leaders such as Franklin Roosevelt, Martin Luther King Jr., and Woodrow Wilson.-To the leader
American history. pre-colonial through reconstruction( Book )

15 editions published between 1981 and 2001 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[The book is] designed to provide convenient, inexpensive access to a wide range of current, carefully selected articles from some of the most respected magazines, newspapers, and journals published today. Within the pages of this volume are interesting, well-illustrated articles by historians, educators, researchers and writers providing effective and useful perspectives on today's important topics in the study of American history.-Back cover
Annual editions : American history( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings in American history. reconstruction through the present( Book )

3 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American history. early modern through the 20th century( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American history( Recording )

5 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Within [this book] are ... articles by historians, educators, researchers, and writers providing effective and useful perspectives on today's important topics in the study of American history.-Back cover
American history( Recording )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[This book] constitutes an effort to provide a balanced collection of articles that deal with great leaders and great decisions, as well as with ordinary people, at work, at leisure, and at war.-To the reader
Annual editions : United States history( Book )

in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William E. Borah and American foreign policy, 1907-1929 by Robert James Maddox( )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The son of man and judgment by Robert James Maddox( Book )

3 editions published between 1963 and 1964 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American history( Book )

in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cram101 textbook outlines to accompany: American history : Maddox by Robert James Maddox( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annual editions : American history( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Weapons for victory : the Hiroshima decision fifty years later
Alternative Names
Maddox, Robert

Maddox, Robert J.

マドックス, ロバート・J

Languages
English (131)

Japanese (1)

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Hiroshima in history : the myths of revisionismThe United States and World War IIAmerican history. reconstruction through the presentAmerican history. pre-colonial through reconstructionAnnual editions : American historyAnnual editions : United States history