ISBN-10:
019517447X
ISBN-13:
9780195174472
Pub. Date:
06/23/2005
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Strategies of Containment: A Critical Appraisal of American National Security Policy during the Cold War / Edition 2

Strategies of Containment: A Critical Appraisal of American National Security Policy during the Cold War / Edition 2

by John Lewis GaddisJohn Lewis Gaddis
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Overview


When Strategies of Containment was first published, the Soviet Union was still a superpower, Ronald Reagan was president of the United States, and the Berlin Wall was still standing. This updated edition of Gaddis' classic carries the history of containment through the end of the Cold War. Beginning with Franklin D. Roosevelt's postwar plans, Gaddis provides a thorough critical analysis of George F. Kennan's original strategy of containment, NSC-68, The Eisenhower-Dulles "New Look," the Kennedy-Johnson "flexible response" strategy, the Nixon-Kissinger strategy of detente, and now a comprehensive assessment of how Reagan - and Gorbechev - completed the process of containment, thereby bringing the Cold War to an end.

He concludes, provocatively, that Reagan more effectively than any other Cold War president drew upon the strengths of both approaches while avoiding their weaknesses. A must-read for anyone interested in Cold War history, grand strategy, and the origins of the post-Cold War world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195174472
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 06/23/2005
Edition description: Updated Edition
Pages: 512
Sales rank: 190,428
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 5.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

John Lewis Gaddis is the Robert A. Lovett Professor of History at Yale university, a winner of the Bancroft Prize, and a preeminent expert on the Cold War.

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