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Naftali, Timothy J.

Overview
Works: 51 works in 167 publications in 2 languages and 6,866 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources  Archives  Interviews  Nonfiction television programs  Documentary films  Internet videos  Documentary television programs  Military history 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Editor
Classifications: E841, 973.922
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Timothy J Naftali
One hell of a gamble : Khrushchev, Castro, and Kennedy, 1958-1964 by A. V Fursenko( Book )

37 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and Russian and held by 1,985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at newly opened Russian archives reveals just how close we got to nuclear Armageddon during the Cuban Missile Crisis
George H.W. Bush by Timothy J Naftali( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Bush was a throwback to a different era. A patrician figure not known for eloquence, Bush dismissed ideology as "the vision thing." Yet, as biographer Naftali argues, no one was better prepared for the challenges facing the United States as the Cold War ended. Bush wisely encouraged the liberalization of the Soviet system and skillfully orchestrated the reunification of Germany. Following Iraq's invasion of Kuwait in 1990, he united the global community to defeat Saddam Hussein. At home, Bush reasserted fiscal discipline after the excesses of the Reagan years. Ultimately, his political awkwardness cost Bush a second term: his toughest decisions widened fractures in the Republican Party, and Bush lost his bid for reelection in 1992. In a final irony, the conservatives who scorned him would return to power eight years later, under his son and namesake, with the result that the elder George Bush would see his reputation soar.--From publisher description
Blind spot : the secret history of American counterterrorism by Timothy J Naftali( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

National security historian Naftali relates the full backstory of America's attempts to fight terrorism. On September 11, 2001, a long history of failures, missteps, and blind spots in our intelligence services came to a head, with tragic results. At the end of World War II, the OSS had established a system for countering the threats of Nazi terrorists. But those capabilities were soon forgotten, and it wasn't until 1968, when Palestinian groups began a series of airplane hijackings, that the U.S. began to take counterterrorism seriously. Naftali narrates the game of "catch-up" that various administrations and the CIA played, and.shows why holes in U.S. homeland security discovered by Vice President Bush in 1986 were still a problem when his son became President, and why George W. Bush did little to fix them until it was too late. He concludes that liberal democracies like the U.S. are incapable of effectively stopping terrorism.--From publisher description
Khrushchev's cold war : the inside story of an American adversary by A. A Fursenko( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,043 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nikita Khrushchev has long remained one of the most enigmatic leaders of the twentieth century; his motivation and decision-making process have puzzled seasoned Kremlin watchers, U.S. presidents, and a generation of historians. In Khrushchev's Cold War, a sequel to their international history of the Cuban missile crisis, Aleksandr Fursenko and Timothy Naftali use new archival sources to provide a detailed and dramatic look through Soviet eyes at the most dangerous years of the Cold War. Drawing from their unrivaled access to Politburo and Soviet intelligence materials, they render a detailed account of Khrushchev's rise to power in 1955, his years at the helm of the Soviet Union, and his eventual ouster in 1964"--Jacket
John F. Kennedy : the great crises by John F Kennedy( Book )

16 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dick Cavett's Vietnam( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reexamines the Vietnam War and its impact on America through the prism of interviews conducted by the iconic host of The Dick Cavett Show from 1968-75. Those interviews, combined with archival footage, network news broadcasts, and newly filmed interviews with Cavett and other experts, provide fresh insight and perspective on this controversial chapter of American history
Harry S. Truman : the 33rd president by Robert Dallek( Recording )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Dallek chronicles the presidency of one of the nation's most respected and accomplished leaders. Harry Truman led the country into the nuclear age and paved the road for civil rights in America
John F. Kennedy : the winds of change( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U.S.-Canadian softwood lumber : trade dispute negotiations by Charles F Doran( Book )

9 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The presidential recordings, Lyndon B. Johnson( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George H.W. Bush : the 41st President by Timothy J Naftali( Recording )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of America's forty-first president looks at the distinguished political career of a statesman known for his foreign policy, fiscal discipline, successful orchestration of the reunification of Germany, and leadership during the first Gulf War
Lyndon B. Johnson : Mississippi Burning and the Passage of the Civil Rights Act: June 1, 1964-July 4, 1964( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents transcripts of Johnson's telephone conversations throughout his time as president, as he dealt with such issues as the Vietnam War and the Civil Rights Movement, with explanations of the issues and people referred to
John F. Kennedy( Book )

in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voices from the brink : the Cuban missile crisis( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summarizes the events of the Cuban Missile Crisis as they unfolded in the Kennedy White House, and the intense pressure U.S. President John F. Kennedy was under to order a pre-emptive strike. Using declassified audiotape excerpts, archival footage, detailed research, and recent interviews with former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert McNamara, Sergei Khrushchev (son of the former Soviet premier), and Timothy Naftali, academic and co-author of a book on the crisis, illustrates how closely the world came to nuclear war in 1962
X-2 and the apprenticeship of American counterespionage, 1942-1944 by Timothy J Naftali( )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adskaja igra : [sekretnaja istorija Karibskogo krizisa ; 1958-1964] by A. A Fursenko( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in Russian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lyndon B. Johnson : Mississippi burning and the passage of the Civil Rights Act, [June 1, 1964 - July 4, 1964]( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The presidential recordings: John F. Kennedy( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George H.W. Bush : the 41st president by Timothy J Naftali( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The 41st president's political persona was the stuff of greatness, argues this entry in the American Presidents series. Historian Naftali (Khrushchev's Cold War) credits Bush less with principles than with "tendencies" toward flexibility, realism and a moderate Republican version of decency. In his foreign policy, these qualities helped him nudge communism toward a soft collapse and build an international alliance to eject Saddam Hussein from Kuwait; domestically they led him to a budget compromise with Democrats, in which he acquiesced to unpopular tax hikes for the good of the nation. Bush's flexibility had a dark side, the author notes, that came out in his repeated tactical embrace of racial politics, from his opposition to civil rights legislation during his 1964 Senate run to the 1988 Willie Horton ads, and in his public support for Reaganomics despite deep private misgivings. Naftali forthrightly dissects Bush's misdeeds-especially his role in the Iran-Contra scandal-but he's less skeptical about the substance of Bush's policies, which he pointedly contrasts with Bush Jr.'s failures; he credits Bush's wars in Panama and Kuwait with helping America "overcome the burden of Vietnam," without wondering whether this paved the way for the son's misadventure in Iraq
 
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One hell of a gamble : Khrushchev, Castro, and Kennedy, 1958-1964
Alternative Names
Naftali, Timothy.

Naftali, Timothy J.

Naftali, Timothy James

Naftali, Timoti

Naftali, Timoti, 1962-

Нафтали, Тимоти

Languages
English (109)

Russian (11)

Covers
George H.W. BushBlind spot : the secret history of American counterterrorismKhrushchev's cold war : the inside story of an American adversaryJohn F. Kennedy : the great crisesHarry S. Truman : the 33rd presidentThe presidential recordings, Lyndon B. JohnsonGeorge H.W. Bush : the 41st PresidentLyndon B. Johnson : Mississippi Burning and the Passage of the Civil Rights Act: June 1, 1964-July 4, 1964