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The Resource What good is grand strategy? : power and purpose in American statecraft from Harry S. Truman to George W. Bush, Hal Brands

What good is grand strategy? : power and purpose in American statecraft from Harry S. Truman to George W. Bush, Hal Brands

Label
What good is grand strategy? : power and purpose in American statecraft from Harry S. Truman to George W. Bush
Title
What good is grand strategy?
Title remainder
power and purpose in American statecraft from Harry S. Truman to George W. Bush
Statement of responsibility
Hal Brands
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Grand strategy is one of the most widely used and abused concepts in the foreign policy lexicon. In this important book, Hal Brands explains why grand strategy is a concept that is so alluring{u2014}and so elusive{u2014}to those who make American statecraft. He explores what grand strategy is, why it is so essential, and why it is so hard to get right amid the turbulence of global affairs and the chaos of domestic politics. At a time when 2grand strategy3 is very much in vogue, Brands critically appraises just how feasible that endeavor really is. Brands takes a historical approach to this subject, examining how four presidential administrations, from that of Harry S. Truman to that of George W. Bush, sought to 2do3 grand strategy at key inflection points in the history of modern U.S. foreign policy. As examples ranging from the early Cold War to the Reagan years to the War on Terror demonstrate, grand strategy can be an immensely rewarding undertaking{u2014}but also one that is full of potential pitfalls on the long road between conception and implementation. Brands concludes by offering valuable suggestions for how American leaders might approach the challenges of grand strategy in the years to come. --Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
NIC/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1983-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brands, Hal
Dewey number
327.73009/04
Index
index present
LC call number
E744
LC item number
.B6975 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
Label
What good is grand strategy? : power and purpose in American statecraft from Harry S. Truman to George W. Bush, Hal Brands
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction : the meaning and challenge of grand strategy -- The golden age revisited : the Truman administration and the evolution of containment -- Travails of the heroic statesmen : grand strategy in the Nixon-Kissinger years -- American statecraft in the late Cold War : was there a Reagan grand strategy? -- The dangers of being grand : George W. Bush and the post-9/11 era -- Conclusion : grappling with grand strategy
Control code
853113914
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
273 pages
Isbn
9780801452468
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013027816
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)853113914
Label
What good is grand strategy? : power and purpose in American statecraft from Harry S. Truman to George W. Bush, Hal Brands
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction : the meaning and challenge of grand strategy -- The golden age revisited : the Truman administration and the evolution of containment -- Travails of the heroic statesmen : grand strategy in the Nixon-Kissinger years -- American statecraft in the late Cold War : was there a Reagan grand strategy? -- The dangers of being grand : George W. Bush and the post-9/11 era -- Conclusion : grappling with grand strategy
Control code
853113914
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
273 pages
Isbn
9780801452468
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013027816
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)853113914

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