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Blight, James G.

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Works: 44 works in 152 publications in 3 languages and 11,009 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference proceedings  Military history  Biography  Interviews  Drama 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: E841, 959.7043373
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Argument without end : in search of answers to the Vietnam tragedy by Robert S McNamara ( Book )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 2,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In six meetings held in Hanoi, and a seventh in Italy, Robert McNamara, his colleagues in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, and American's top Vietnam and military scholars met with their Vietnamese counterparts. In frank and astonishing diagolues the two groups walked step-by-step through the war, analyzing each decision and action from both sides
Wilson's ghost : reducing the risk of conflict, killing, and catastrophe in the 21st century by Robert S McNamara ( Book )
12 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Woodrow Wilson's vision of a collective international action to resist aggressive conflict after the carnage of World War I failed tragically. Over 160 million people died in war during the 20th century, and in Wilson's Ghost, Robert S. McNamara and James G. Blight put forth a decisive, multi-faceted action program for realizing Wilson's dream during this century. The plan begins with a moral imperative that establishes as a major goal of foreign policy across the globe the avoidance of war. To that end, enforcement entails only multilateral intervention on the part of the United States; full reconciliation with Russia and China to integrate those nations into relations with the other Great Powers; restructuring the United Nations to greater effectiveness; defining and deterring war crimes; creating UN enforcement; and finally, reducing nuclear danger by eliminating the huge arsenal held by the United States and Russia, and by signing into law the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty. The authors support their plan with specific, achievable steps that can begin now to ensure a more peaceful 21st century
On the brink : Americans and Soviets reexamine the Cuban Missile Crisis by James G Blight ( Book )
10 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cuba on the brink : Castro, the missile crisis, and the Soviet collapse by James G Blight ( Book )
11 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 1,201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An account of a conference held in Havana in 1992, studying the causes and the course of the 1962 Cuban missile crisis, and revealing misperceptions on all sides that led to the brink of nuclear war
Politics of illusion : the Bay of Pigs invasion reexamined by James G Blight ( Book )
11 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on an innovative series of meetings that brought together former CIA officials, former anti-Castro Cuban operatives, a former high-ranking Soviet official, and others who were directly involved in the events - nearly all speaking on the record for the first time - this critical oral history demonstrates that all of the anti-Castro parties were guilty of illusions, to one degree or another. Blight and Kornbluh provide a thorough and perceptive context for the discussions held at the meetings, transcripts of the actual sessions, a selection of the main documents discussed by the participants, and a discussion of the implications of the participants' conclusions for current U.S.-Cuban relations
The shattered crystal ball : fear and learning in the Cuban Missile Crisis by James G Blight ( Book )
10 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and French and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sad and luminous days : Cuba's struggle with the superpowers after the Missile Crisis by James G Blight ( Book )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In tracing the developments of the Cuban Missile Crisis and beyond, this book presents and interprets a heretofore unavailable (and largely unknown) secret speech that Castro delivered to the Cuban leadership in 1968. Blight and Brenner shed new light on Cuban-Soviet relations making Sad and Luminous Days essential not only for Cold-War scholars and historians, but also for anyone intrigued by the drama of the thirteen momentous days in October 1962
The fog of war : lessons from the life of Robert S. McNamara by James G Blight ( Book )
8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Robert S. McNamara's controversial opinions, policies, and actions have led to a firestorm of debate from the end of World War I, through the course of World War II, to the unfolding of the Cold War in Cuba, Vietnam, and around the world
The Suffering grass : superpowers and regional conflict in southern Africa and the Caribbean by Thomas George Weiss ( Book )
6 editions published between 1986 and 1992 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vietnam if Kennedy had lived : virtual JFK by James G Blight ( Book )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tackling head-on the most controversial and debated _what if_ in U.S. foreign policy, this provocative work explores what President John F. Kennedy would have done in Vietnam had he not been assassinated in 1963. Drawing on a wealth of recently declassified documents, frank oral testimony of White House officials from both the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, and the analysis of top historians, this book presents compelling evidence that JFK was ready to end U.S. involvement well before the conflict escalated. With vivid immediacy, readers will feel they are in the president's war room as the debates raged that forever changed the course of American history -- and continue to affect us profoundly as the shadows of Vietnam stretch into Iraq
The armageddon letters : Kennedy, Khrushchev, Castro in the Cuban missile crisis by James G Blight ( Book )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In October, 1962, the Cuban missile crisis brought human civilization to the brink of destruction. On the 50th anniversary of the most dangerous confrontation of the nuclear era, two of the leading experts on the crisis recreate the drama of those tumultuous days as experienced by the leaders of the three countries directly involved: U.S. President John F. Kennedy, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, and Cuban President Fidel Castro. Organized around the letters exchanged among the leaders as the crisis developed and augmented with many personal details of the circumstances under which they were written, considered, and received, Blight and Lang poignantly document the rapidly shifting physical and psychological realities faced in Washington, Moscow, and Havana. The result is a revolving stage that allows the reader to experience the Cuban missile crisis as never before--through the eyes of each leader as they move through the crisis. The Armageddon Letters: Kennedy, Khrushchev, Castro in the Cuban Missile Crisis transports the reader back to October 1962, telling a story as gripping as any fictional apocalyptic novel."--Publisher's website
Becoming enemies : U.S.-Iran relations and the Iran-Iraq War, 1979-1988 by James G Blight ( Book )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The unique methods of critical oral history, developed to study flashpoints from the Cold War such as the Cuban Missile Crisis, are brought into play to understand U.S. and Iranian relations from the fall of the Shah in 1978 through the Iranian hostage crisis and the Iraq-Iran war. Scholars and former officials involved with U.S. and UN policy take a fresh look at U.S and Iranian relations during this time, with special emphasis on the U.S. role in the Iran Iraq War. With its remarkable declassified documentation and oral testimony that bear directly on questions of U.S. policymaking with regard to the Iran-Iraq War, this book reveals much that was previously unknown about U.S. policy before, during, and after the war. They go beyond mere reportage to offer lessons regarding fundamental foreign policy challenges to the U.S. that transcend time and place
Back to the brink : proceedings of the Moscow Conference on the Cuban Missile Crisis, January 27-28, 1989 by Moscow Conference on the Cuban Missile Crisis ( Book )
9 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Intelligence and the Cuban missile crisis by James G Blight ( Book )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the first study to examine throughly the role of US, Soviet and Cuban Intelligence in the nuclear crisis of 1962 - the closest the world has come to Armageddon
Virtual JFK Vietnam if Kennedy had lived ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Does it matter who is President of the United States when it comes to issues of war and peace? It explores this question by investigating one of the most debated "what if" scenarios in the history of U.S. foreign policy: What would President John F. Kennedy have done in Vietnam if he had not been assassinated in 1963, and had he been re-elected in 1964? The film employs what Harvard historian Niall Ferguson calls "virtual history," assessing the plausibility of counterfactuals--"what ifs"--The outcomes they might have produced. Drawing on unusual archival footage from presidential libraries and the National Archives, along with newly deciphered audio tapes and other documentary evidence, the film draws our attention to six highly charged crises Kennedy faced in which many, or most, of his advisers counseled war: The Bay of Pigs, The Laos Crisis, the Berlin Crisis, the Showdown over Vietnam, The Cuban Missile Crisis, The Withdrawal from Vietnam"--Container
Zero the surprising and unambiguous policy relevance of the Cuban missile crisis by James G Blight ( )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Li shi de jiao xun : Meiguo guo jia an quan zhan lüe jian yan shu by Robert S McNamara ( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in Chinese and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sad and luminous days : Cuba's struggle with the Russians after the Missile Crisis by James G Blight ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Superpowers and regional conflict in a post-Cold War world : the Caribbean Basin and southern Africa by James G Blight ( Book )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cuba on the brink : Fidel Castro, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Soviet collapse ( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Bulaite zhu, Zhan
جيمس ج. بلايت
ブライト, ジェイムス・ジー
Languages
English (120)
Chinese (2)
French (1)
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