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America at War since 1945 - Politics and Diplomacy in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan (Hardcover): Gary A. Donaldson America at War since 1945 - Politics and Diplomacy in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan (Hardcover)
Gary A. Donaldson
R712 R547 Discovery Miles 5 470 Save R165 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Focusing primarily on politics and foreign policy, America at War since 1945 analyzes America's involvement in its several wars since the end of World War II. The main questions asked are: How did the U.S. become involved in these wars? How were the wars conducted? And how did the U.S. get out of these wars? In Korea and Vietnam, the US fought to show the world that it would stand up to the evils of communism that it could be counted on (with money, advisors, or even a major military effort if necessary) to halt the advance of communism. But in both wars, the US showed itself to be militarily vulnerable. In its wars against radical Islam since 9/11, the United States has made use of its military to protect its interests in the Middle East, particularly its oil interests, while trying to spread its ideas of democracy, constitutionalism, and the rule of law. The lessons are clear: America's values often do not translate into the less-developed world. In 2016, as the debate over ISIS intensifies, America at War since 1945 reminds us that the history of US postwar military conflict has seldom been marked by clearly defined goals and outcomes. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

The Secret Coalition - Ike, LBJ, and the Search for a Middle Way in the 1950s (Hardcover): Gary A. Donaldson The Secret Coalition - Ike, LBJ, and the Search for a Middle Way in the 1950s (Hardcover)
Gary A. Donaldson
R621 R480 Discovery Miles 4 800 Save R141 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The politics of the 1950s revolved around two primary leaders, one Republican and one Democrat--both moderate, and both willing to compromise to move the nation forward.
The Republican leader was President Dwight Eisenhower. His two administrations changed American politics. Ike's desire to be president of all the people, to run his administration down the middle of the road, to be a "modern" Republican, set the stage for what the Republican Party would be for decades to come. His politics of moderation triggered a backlash from the party's right wing that eventually grew into a conservative surge that reached fruition in the following decades.
Standing astride the opposition was the Democratic leader in the Senate, Lyndon Johnson. At age 44, Johnson was the youngest leader in Senate history. His willingness to join forces with Eisenhower in the president's battles against isolationism and reaction in his own party, along with the willingness of both men to compromise rather than engage in a politics of search and destroy, turned the 1950s into an era of political moderation.
In "The Secret Coalition," Gary A. Donaldson insightfully explores a period in U.S. history that many Americans regard as an "Era of Good Feeling"--when the two parties got along, and the nation achieved some sort of equilibrium and cooperation.

The First Modern Campaign - Kennedy, Nixon, and the Election of 1960 (Paperback): Gary A. Donaldson The First Modern Campaign - Kennedy, Nixon, and the Election of 1960 (Paperback)
Gary A. Donaldson
R736 Discovery Miles 7 360 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

In this engaging book, Gary Donaldson tells the story of Kennedy versus Nixon with a sharp eye for the salient political developments and a keen sense of the drama of an election that was unlike any other the nation had experienced. The campaign of 1960 was also an orchestrated political drama, organized for a sweeping campaign from coast to coast and staged for a national television audience. This made it the first modern campaign in which the television media changed the dynamics of presidential politics and in which photographs, charisma, and direct appeals to voters counted as they had never done before. It was also an election of intense personal rivalry made all the more spirited by the prejudice against Kennedy's Catholicism and his intention to widen the American political arena. Not since Theodore White's journalistic account of the campaign, The Making of the President, has attention been paid to the full 1960 campaign as it played out in the early primaries and then culminated in the November election. Donaldson shows why the whole political season that resulted in Kennedy versus Nixon is critical to understanding American politics today. for anyone interested in contemporary politics in the United States.

Abundance and Anxiety - America, 1945-1960 (Hardcover, New): Gary A. Donaldson Abundance and Anxiety - America, 1945-1960 (Hardcover, New)
Gary A. Donaldson
R1,803 Discovery Miles 18 030 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The United States had tremendous opportunities after World War II. The nation's industrial might, geared to defeat Germany and Japan, could now be focused on domestic production. Real wages were up, the GNP was on the rise, industrial production was up, and inflation was under control. The future looked bright for the average American. But this abundance was punctuated with anxiety. Within four years of the end of the war, the Soviet Union had become the new enemy: they had the bomb and China and Eastern Europe had fallen into the Soviet sphere of influence. These two points, the abundance of the growing economy and the anxiety of the Cold War, defined the period from 1945-1960.

America at War Since 1945 - Politics and Diplomacy in Korea, Vietnam, and the Gulf War (Paperback, New): Gary A. Donaldson America at War Since 1945 - Politics and Diplomacy in Korea, Vietnam, and the Gulf War (Paperback, New)
Gary A. Donaldson
R739 Discovery Miles 7 390 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Focusing primarily on politics and foreign policy, "America at War Since 1945" analyzes America's involvement in three wars since the end of World War II: Korea, Vietnam, and the Gulf War. The main questions asked are: How did the U.S. become involved in these wars? How were the wars conducted? And how did the U.S. get out of these wars?

In Korea and Vietnam, the U.S. fought to show the world that it would stand up to the evils of communism; that it could be counted on (with money, advisors, or even a major military effort if necessary) to halt the advance of communism. But in both wars, the U.S. showed itself to be militarily vulnerable. The Gulf War--against tyranny, not communism--restored the U.S. to its position of prominence in the world, reaffirming its role as a world leader and a defender of freedom.

America at War Since 1945 - Politics and Diplomacy in Korea, Vietnam, and the Gulf War (Hardcover, New): Gary A. Donaldson America at War Since 1945 - Politics and Diplomacy in Korea, Vietnam, and the Gulf War (Hardcover, New)
Gary A. Donaldson
R1,584 Discovery Miles 15 840 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Focusing primarily on politics and foreign policy, "America at War Since 1945" analyzes America's involvement in three wars since the end of World War II: Korea, Vietnam, and the Gulf War. The main questions asked are: How did the U.S. become involved in these wars? How were the wars conducted? And how did the U.S. get out of these wars?

In Korea and Vietnam, the U.S. fought to show the world that it would stand up to the evils of communism; that it could be counted on (with money, advisors, or even a major military effort if necessary) to halt the advance of communism. But in both wars, the U.S. showed itself to be militarily vulnerable. The Gulf War--against tyranny, not communism--restored the U.S. to its position of prominence in the world, reaffirming its role as a world leader and a defender of freedom.

Truman Defeats Dewey (Paperback, New edition): Gary A. Donaldson Truman Defeats Dewey (Paperback, New edition)
Gary A. Donaldson
R711 Discovery Miles 7 110 Special order

" Fifty years ago Harry S. Truman pulled off the greatest upset in U.S. political history. With his party split on both the left and the right, and facing a formidable Republican opponent in New York governor Thomas E. Dewey, the Missourian was thought to have little chance of remaining in the White House. But politics in the postwar years were changing dramatically. Truman and his advisers successfully read those changes: their strategy focused on building a coalition of organized labor, African Americans in large northern cities, and traditional liberals--and ignoring protests from the conservative South. Donaldson argues that Dewey did nearly as much to lose the election as Truman did to win it. Dewey entered the campaign so overconfident that he refused to confront Truman on the issues. The Republicans, certain of a mandate from the public after the midterm elections of 1946, prepared to disassemble the New Deal. Yet they suffered from even more severe internal division than the Democrats. The 1948 presidential campaign was a watershed event in the history of American politics. It encompassed Truman's rousing ""Give 'em Hell Harry"" speeches and intriguing behind-the-scenes political maneuvering. It was the first election after Roosevelt's death and the last before the advent of television. It marked the new political prominence of African American voters and organized labor, as well as the South's declining influence over the Democratic Party.

The Making of Modern America - The Nation from 1945 to the Present (Paperback, Third Edition): Gary A. Donaldson The Making of Modern America - The Nation from 1945 to the Present (Paperback, Third Edition)
Gary A. Donaldson
R972 Discovery Miles 9 720 Special order

The third edition of Dr. Gary A. Donaldson's highly successful textbook The Making of Modern America, introduces students to the cultural, social and political paths the United States has traveled from the end of WWII to the present day. While deftly cataloguing the sweeping changes and major events in America from "Dewey Defeats Truman" through the election of Donald Trump, this newly updated edition never loses touch with that American history taking place at the level of the people. This edition details not just the United States' rich cultural history, but elegantly repositions it as integral to our understanding of any portion of this country's past. Donaldson provides a factual foundation for students and then pushes them to interpret those facts, framing the discussions essential to any complete study of American history.

The Making of Modern America - The Nation from 1945 to the Present (Paperback, 2nd Edition): Gary A. Donaldson The Making of Modern America - The Nation from 1945 to the Present (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Gary A. Donaldson
R862 Discovery Miles 8 620 Special order

The second edition of Dr. Gary A. Donaldson's highly successful textbook The Making of Modern America, introduces students to the cultural, social and political paths the United States has traveled from the end of WWII to the present day. While deftly cataloguing the sweeping changes and major events in America from "Dewey Defeats Truman" through the election of our first black President, this newly updated edition never loses touch with that American history taking place at the level of the people. This edition details not just the United States' rich cultural history, but elegantly repositions it as integral to our understanding of any portion of this country's past. Donaldson provides a factual foundation for students and then pushes them to interpret those facts, framing the discussions essential to any complete study of American history. The Making of Modern America, Second Edition is updated to include: -An expanded chapter titled "America After the New Millennium" which more retrospectively and completely details the 21st century's first decade. -A new chapter titled "The Second Bush and Obama: From the War on Terrorism to the Audacity of Hope" updating readers on the calamitous end to President George W. Bush's second term, the Obama administration's first term challenges and the Great Recession. -Newly revised readings each profiling an historical event, speech or figure-Lee Harvey Oswald to Bill Gates to Condoleeza Rice- at the conclusion of each chapter.

The Making of Modern America - The Nation from 1945 to the Present (Hardcover, 2nd Edition): Gary A. Donaldson The Making of Modern America - The Nation from 1945 to the Present (Hardcover, 2nd Edition)
Gary A. Donaldson
R1,653 Discovery Miles 16 530 Special order

The second edition of Dr. Gary A. Donaldson's highly successful textbook The Making of Modern America, introduces students to the cultural, social and political paths the United States has traveled from the end of WWII to the present day. While deftly cataloguing the sweeping changes and major events in America from "Dewey Defeats Truman" through the election of our first black President, this newly updated edition never loses touch with that American history taking place at the level of the people. This edition details not just the United States' rich cultural history, but elegantly repositions it as integral to our understanding of any portion of this country's past. Donaldson provides a factual foundation for students and then pushes them to interpret those facts, framing the discussions essential to any complete study of American history. The Making of Modern America, Second Edition is updated to include: -An expanded chapter titled "America After the New Millenium" which more retrospectively and completely details the 21st century's first decade. -A new chapter titled "The Second Bush and Obama: From the War on Terrorism to the Audacity of Hope" updating readers on the calamitous end to President George W. Bush's second term, the Obama administration's first term challenges and the Great Recession. -Newly revised readings each profiling an historical event, speech or figure-Lee Harvey Oswald to Bill Gates to Condoleeza Rice- at the conclusion of each chapter.

The First Modern Campaign - Kennedy, Nixon, and the Election of 1960 (Hardcover): Gary A. Donaldson The First Modern Campaign - Kennedy, Nixon, and the Election of 1960 (Hardcover)
Gary A. Donaldson
R1,535 Discovery Miles 15 350 Special order

In this engaging book, Gary A. Donaldson tells the story of Kennedy versus Nixon with a sharp eye for the salient political developments and a keen sense of the drama of an election that was unlike any other the nation had experienced. The election of 1960 was an orchestrated political drama, organized as a sweeping campaign from coast to coast and staged for a national television audience. This made it the first modern campaign in which the television media changed the dynamics of presidential politics and in which photographs, charisma, and direct appeals to voters counted as they had never done before. It was also an election of intense personal rivalry made all the more spirited by the prejudice against Kennedy's Catholicism and his intention to widen the American political arena. The First Modern Campaign is essential and engaging reading for anyone interested in contemporary politics in the United States.

When America Liked Ike - How Moderates Won the 1952 Presidential Election and Reshaped American Politics (Hardcover, New): Gary... When America Liked Ike - How Moderates Won the 1952 Presidential Election and Reshaped American Politics (Hardcover, New)
Gary A. Donaldson
R640 Discovery Miles 6 400 Special order

In this book, Gary Donaldson argues that the 1952 presidential election, which exposed deep internal divisions on the left and the right, set the stage for the current U.S. political landscape. This book will prove an invaluable resource to readers, students, and scholars interested in rooting out the origins of our contemporary political landscape, on the right and the left.

Liberalism's Last Hurrah - The Presidential Campaign of 1964 (Paperback): Gary A. Donaldson Liberalism's Last Hurrah - The Presidential Campaign of 1964 (Paperback)
Gary A. Donaldson
R288 R238 Discovery Miles 2 380 Save R50 (17%) Special order

The 1964 campaign was a turning point in the nation's politics and one of the rare elections in American history marked by sharp ideological divisions. Differences over race relations, the Vietnam War, and federal power divided the parties, and racial issues dominated the campaign as candidates clashed over the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964. Racial factions disrupted the Democratic Convention and George Wallace openly courted white supremacists. The election took place amid national turmoil and great historic events such as Freedom Summer, the murder of three civil rights activists in Mississippi, and the Gulf of Tonkin incident. Seldom had the nation faced a starker choice. The election proved to be a watershed moment in American political history but not in the way most contemporaries viewed it. Democrat Lyndon Johnson trounced Republican Barry Goldwater in a huge landslide. To most observers at the time, liberalism rode triumphant and conservatism crumbled, with some even talking of the demise of the Republican Party. But it was not to be, as the liberal wave crashed almost immediately and conservatives came to dominate a resurgent Republican Party in the late twentieth century. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

The Making of Modern America - The Nation from 1945 to the Present (Hardcover, Third Edition): Gary A. Donaldson The Making of Modern America - The Nation from 1945 to the Present (Hardcover, Third Edition)
Gary A. Donaldson
R1,767 Discovery Miles 17 670 Special order

The third edition of Dr. Gary A. Donaldson's highly successful textbook The Making of Modern America, introduces students to the cultural, social and political paths the United States has traveled from the end of WWII to the present day. While deftly cataloging the sweeping changes and major events in America from "Dewey Defeats Truman" through the election of Donald Trump, this newly updated edition never loses touch with that American history taking place at the level of the people. This edition details not just the United States' rich cultural history, but elegantly repositions it as integral to our understanding of any portion of this country's past. Donaldson provides a factual foundation for students and then pushes them to interpret those facts, framing the discussions essential to any complete study of American history.

Modern America: A Documentary History of the Nation Since 1945 - A Documentary History of the Nation Since 1945 (Hardcover):... Modern America: A Documentary History of the Nation Since 1945 - A Documentary History of the Nation Since 1945 (Hardcover)
Robert H. Donaldson, Gary A. Donaldson
R2,478 Discovery Miles 24 780 Special order

This primary source reader assembles key documents and firsthand accounts that are emblematic of American life from the end of World War II to the present. Designed to complement a core text for a typical post-1945 U.S. history course, the book offers conciseness and selectivity with balanced coverage of domestic and foreign, societal and cultural issues grouped together chronologically. The readings afford students compelling and sometimes startling insights into the nation's postwar adaptation to its new position of global power and responsibility, wealth, and rapid social change; on through years of energy and ambition, conflict and tragedy, to the post-Vietnam malaise and the rise of Ronald Reagan, the frenzied nineties, and the arrival of the new millennium. Each chapter includes an introduction that sets the documents in historical context, a biographical sketch of a significant person of the time, study questions, and suggestions for further reading.

Liberalism's Last Hurrah - The Presidential Campaign of 1964 (Hardcover): Robert H. Donaldson, Gary A. Donaldson Liberalism's Last Hurrah - The Presidential Campaign of 1964 (Hardcover)
Robert H. Donaldson, Gary A. Donaldson
R1,929 Discovery Miles 19 290 Special order

The 1964 presidential campaign between Democrat Lyndon Johnson and Republican Barry Goldwater proved a watershed election in American history. Thoroughly researched and beautifully written, this is the first historical account of this crucial election, and the transition it marked for the nation. Although Johnson defeated Goldwater in a landslide and liberalism seemed to ride triumphant, the liberal wave crashed almost immediately and conservatives came to dominate a resurgent Republican Party in the late twentieth century. The campaign itself was marked by sharp ideological divisions -- differences over the Vietnam war and federal power divided the parties, and racial issues dominated the campaign as candidates clashed over the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964, racial factions disrupted the Democratic Convention, and George Wallace openly courted white supremacists. The election took place amid national turmoil and great historic events, such as "Freedom Summer, " the murder of civil rights activists, and the Gulf of Tonkin incident. Seldom had the nation faced a starker choice.

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