Faces of Power: Constancy and Change in United States Foreign Policy from Truman to Obama

Faces of Power: Constancy and Change in United States Foreign Policy from Truman to Obama


Seyom Brown's authoritative account of U.S. international coverage from the top of the second one international conflict to the current demanding situations universal assumptions approximately American presidents and their fight with strength and goal. Brown exhibits Truman to be extra anguished than he publicly published in regards to the use of the atomic bomb; Eisenhower and George W. Bush to be extra immersed within the information of coverage formula and implementation than commonly believed; Reagan to be extra invested in altering his worldview whereas in workplace than any prior president; and Obama to have modeled his army go out from Iraq and Afghanistan extra heavily to Nixon and Kissinger's go out method from Vietnam than he wish to admit. Brown's analyses of Obama's regulations for countering terrorist threats at domestic and in a foreign country, facing unheard of upheavals within the heart East, combating the proliferation of nuclear guns, and containing new territorial enlargement by way of China and Russia strengthen the book's "constancy and alter" subject matter, which indicates that serving the pursuits of the main strong nation on the planet transforms the Oval Office's occupant greater than its occupant can rework the world.

Praise for past editions:

"Systematic and informative... [Brown] has a present for transparent research that makes his e-book an invaluable contribution to the chilly battle literature."―The magazine of yankee History

"Comprehensive and clear... thorough with out ever changing into boring, delivering unique research of choices whereas by no means neglecting the surroundings during which they're made."―International Affairs

"An very good reference for these drawn to usa overseas policy.... Well-written and well-researched, it's acceptable to be used in either undergraduate and graduate courses."―International Journal

"An research with difference―an very important distinction. Seyom Brown discusses usa coverage from the point of view of ways determination makers within the usa considered their adversaries and the choices as these determination makers observed them.... definitely worth the attempt of a cautious reading."―American Political technology Review

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