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Gardner, Lloyd C. 1934-

Works: 72 works in 477 publications in 1 language and 25,539 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: E813, 327.73
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Most widely held works by Lloyd C Gardner
Safe for democracy : the Anglo-American response to revolution, 1913-1923 by Lloyd C Gardner( )

29 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and held by 2,529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This groundbreaking book probes the ways in which two capitalist superpowers, Great Britain and the United States, reacted to the momentous challenge of revolution that emerged during the early years of this century. The revolutions that inflamed Mexico in 1910, China in 1911, and Russia in 1917 all occurred within the same period of upheaval that culminated in the Great War in Europe. Yet no previous study has treated these revolutions under one cover or assessed their collective impact on the Western democracies with such precision and insight."--Jacket
International perspectives on Vietnam( )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"International Perspectives on Vietnam, the newest edition in the Texas A & M University Press series on Foreign Relations and the Presidency, is a collection of analyses that looks at the Vietnam War in terms of its significance to the global arena. Under the guidance of editors Lloyd C. Gardner and Ted Gittinger, the contributors, representing both communist and capitalist backgrounds, examine whether the Vietnam War was responsible for the transformation of the international system. They do this by looking at the international system at the beginning of the war and at the end and measuring how much of the difference in the two periods is the result of the war."--Jacket
Killing machine : the American presidency in the age of drone warfare by Lloyd C Gardner( )

15 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With Obama's election to the presidency in 2008, many believed the United States had entered a new era: Obama came into office with high expectations that he would end the war in Iraq and initiate a new foreign policy that would reestablish American values and the United States' leadership role in the world. In this new assessment, historian Lloyd C. Gardner argues that, despite cosmetic changes, Obama has simply built on the expanding power base of presidential power that reaches back across decades and through multiple administrations. The new president ended the "enhanced interrogation" policy of the Bush administration but did not abandon the concept of preemption. Obama withdrew from Iraq but has institutionalized drone warfare -- including the White House's central role in selecting targets. What has come into view, Gardner argues, is the new face of American presidential power: high-tech, secretive, global, and lethal. Killing Machine narrates the drawdown in Iraq, the counterinsurgency warfare in Afghanistan, the rise of the use of drones, and targeted assassinations from al-Awlaki to Bin Laden -- drawing from the words of key players in these actions as well as their major public critics
The search for peace in Vietnam, 1964-1968( )

12 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Vietnam War was remarkable for the number of unsuccessful initiatives to end it through negotiation and the active involvement of noncombatant nations seeking peace. The analyses and conclusions gathered in this volume focus on both the domestic and the international sources of such efforts, as well as the relationship of these attempts to the larger Cold War, of which the Vietnam conflict was but a part."--Jacket
Vietnam : the early decisions by Lloyd C Gardner( )

10 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than twenty years have passed since American military personnel finally withdrew from Vietnam, yet haunting questions remain about our involvement there. Perhaps the most persistent of these - and certainly the most unanswerable - is the question of what would have happened if President Kennedy had lived beyond 1963. Would he have ended American involvement in Vietnam? For many Americans, Oliver Stone's powerful film JFK answered the question by leaving no doubt that before his assassination Kennedy had determined to quit Vietnam. Yet the historical record offers a much more complex answer. In this fresh look at the archival evidence, noted scholars take up the challenge to provide us with their conclusions about the early decisions that put the United States on the path to the greatest American tragedy since the Civil War. The tensions and turmoil that accompanied those decisions reveal the American presidency at the center of a storm of conflicting advice. The book is divided into four sections. Part one delves into the political context in which the early decisions were made, while part two considers the military context. Part three raises the intriguing questions of Kennedy's and Johnson's roles in the conflict, particularly the thorny issue of whether Kennedy did, in fact, intend to withdraw from Vietnam and whether Johnson reversed that policy. Part four reveals an uncanny parallel between early Soviet policy toward Hanoi and U.S. policy toward Saigon
Approaching Vietnam : from World War II through Dienbienphu, 1941-1954 by Lloyd C Gardner( Book )

14 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 1,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pay any price : Lyndon Johnson and the wars for Vietnam by Lloyd C Gardner( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 1,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the behind-the-scenes decision making that led to America's increasing participation in the Vietnam War during the presidency of Lyndon Johnson, drawing upon recently declassified documents for new insights into Johnson's thinking
Architects of illusion: men and ideas in American foreign policy, 1941-1949 by Lloyd C Gardner( Book )

16 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in English and held by 1,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The road to Tahrir Square : Egypt and the United States from the rise of Nasser to the fall of Mubarak by Lloyd C Gardner( Book )

16 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The story of the United States' intimate and pivotal relationship with the Arab world's largest nation over the course of six decades"--Provided by publisher
Economic aspects of New Deal diplomacy by Lloyd C Gardner( Book )

30 editions published between 1964 and 1992 in English and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bibliographical essay": p. 389-397
A covenant with power : America and world order from Wilson to Reagan by Lloyd C Gardner( Book )

19 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bibliographic notes and index
The long road to Baghdad : a history of U.S. foreign policy from the 1970s to the present by Lloyd C Gardner( Book )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this stunning new narrative of the road to America's "new longest war," one of the nation's premier diplomatic historians excavates the deep historical roots of the U.S. misadventure in Iraq. Lloyd Gardner's sweeping and authoritative narrative places the Iraq War in the context of U.S. foreign policy since Vietnam, casting the conflict as a chapter in a much broader story in sharp contrast to the host of recent accounts, which focus almost exclusively on the decisions (and deceptions) in the months leading up to the invasion. Above all, Gardner illuminates a vital historical thread connecting Walt Whitman Rostow's defense of U.S. intervention in Southeast Asia, Zbigniew Brzezinski's renewed attempts to project American power into the "arc of crisis" (with Iran at its center), and, in the aftermath of the Cold War, the efforts of two Bush administrations, in separate Iraq wars, to establish a "landing zone" in that critically important region. Far more disturbing than a reckless adventure inspired by conservative ideologues or a simple conspiracy to secure oil (though both ingredients were present in powerful doses), Gardner's account explains the Iraq War as the necessary outcome of a half-century of doomed U.S. policies. The Long Road to Baghdad is essential reading, with sobering implications for a positive resolution of the present quagmire
Spheres of influence : the great powers partition Europe, from Munich to Yalta by Lloyd C Gardner( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The war within the war was the struggle among Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin for the shape of the world that would follow World War II. That delicate diplomacy is traced and analyzed in Lloyd Gardner's brilliant reinterpretation of the negotiations that partitioned Europe and laid the foundations of the cold war. Mr. Gardner begins his story not conventionally in 1941 but with the British attempt to appease Hitler at Munich in 1938. There, he argues, just as after the war at Yalta, the great powers were concerned to avoid a catastrophic war. There were the roots of the territorial agreements that culminated at Yalta - the "spheres of influence" which the Americans sought to avoid as an Old World curse on the possibilities of a freer and more liberal world economy. Using the most recently opened sources, including information from Soviet archives, Mr. Gardner captures the heady atmosphere of these momentous events in deft glimpses of the major personalities and a persuasive analysis of the course of diplomacy. He notes the consistency of Stalin's aims, the opportunism of Churchill for empire, the dilemma of Franklin Roosevelt. For historians, no one's motives have been more puzzling than FDR's. The president yearned to avoid the partition of Europe that his allies wanted, Mr. Gardner concludes, but ultimately he settled for it in the hope of keeping the Big Three together to make a more lasting peace. Playing for time, FDR ran out of it. The result was a divided Europe and the cold war - which the author suggests may have been preferable to an unstable Europe or World War III
The war on leakers : national security and American democracy, from Eugene v. Debs to Edward Snowden by Lloyd C Gardner( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Four days before Pearl Harbor, in December 1941, someone leaked American contingency war plans to the Chicago Tribune. The small splash the story made was overwhelmed by the shock waves caused by the Japanese attack on the Pacific fleet anchored in Hawaii-but the ripples never subsided, growing quietly but steadily across the Cold War, Vietnam, the fall of Communism, and into the present. Ripped from today's headlines, Lloyd C. Gardner's latest book takes a deep dive into the previously unexamined history of national security leakers. The War on Leakers joins the growing debate over surveillance and the national security state, bringing to bear the unique perspective of one our most respected diplomatic historians. Gardner examines how national security leaks have been grappled with over nearly five decades, what the relationship of "leaking" has been to the exercise of American power during and after the Cold War, and the implications of all this for how we should think about the role of leakers and democracy. Gardner's eye-opening new history asks us to consider why America has invested so much of its resources, technology, and credibility in a system that all but cries out for loyal Americans to leak its secrets"--
Three kings : the rise of an American empire in the Middle East after World War II by Lloyd C Gardner( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The American Century" was launched in the Middle East, as Washington took charge of managing the fallout from the creation of the state of Israel, allotting military weapons to friends, keeping the Russians out, and containing Arab nationalism. As American policy makers ponder a strategy for withdrawal from Iraq, diplomatic historian Lloyd C. Gardner uncovers the largely hidden story of how the United States got into the Middle East. A breathtaking recovery of decisions taken, brazen motives, and back room dealings, Three Kings is first history of America's efforts to supplant the British empire in the Middle East, during and following World War II. From F.D.R. to L.B.J., this is the story of America's scramble for political influence, oil concessions, and a new military presence based on air power and generous American aid to shaky regimes in Saudi Arabia, Iran, Egypt, and Iraq. Marshaling new evidence from the archives, Gardner weaves together three decades of U.S. moves in the region, chronicling early efforts to support and influence the Saudi regime (including the creation of Dhahran air base, the target of Osama bin Laden's first terrorist attack in 1996), the CIA-engineered coup in Iran, Nasser's Egypt, and, finally, the rise of Iraq as a major petroleum power. Here, tangled threads of oil, U.S. military might, Western commercial interests, and the Israel-Palestine question are visible from the very beginning of "The American Century"--Publisher's description
The Korean War by Lloyd C Gardner( Book )

9 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iraq and the lessons of Vietnam, or, How not to learn from the past by Lloyd C Gardner( Book )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Draws parallels between the Vietnam War and the Iraq War, arguing that the first conflict's lessons have been ignored by today's leaders while asserting that the Iraq War is unlikely to be resolved quickly or effectively
The origins of the cold war by Lloyd C Gardner( Book )

15 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The case that never dies : the Lindbergh kidnapping by Lloyd Gardner( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Case That Never Dies draws upon never-before-used FBI records that reveal the animosity between J. Edgar Hoover and Norman Schwarzkopf, commander of the New Jersey State Police. Set in historical context, this book offers a vantage point from which to observe the United States in the 1930s, as well as contemporary arguments over capital punishment."--Jacket
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Killing machine : the American presidency in the age of drone warfare
Killing machine : the American presidency in the age of drone warfareThe search for peace in Vietnam, 1964-1968Approaching Vietnam : from World War II through Dienbienphu, 1941-1954Pay any price : Lyndon Johnson and the wars for VietnamThe road to Tahrir Square : Egypt and the United States from the rise of Nasser to the fall of MubarakThe long road to Baghdad : a history of U.S. foreign policy from the 1970s to the presentSpheres of influence : the great powers partition Europe, from Munich to YaltaThe war on leakers : national security and American democracy, from Eugene v. Debs to Edward Snowden
Alternative Names
Gardner, L. C.

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Gardner, Lloyd Calvin 1934-

Gardnewr, Lloyd

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Lloyd Gardner storico statunitense

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