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The romance of history [electronic resource] : essays in honor of Lawrence S. Kaplan / edited by Scott L. Bills & E. Timothy Smith.

Contributor(s): Kaplan, Lawrence S | Bills, Scott L | Smith, E. Timothy.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Kent, Ohio : Kent State University Press, c1997Description: 1 online resource (xxvii, 304 p.) : ill., maps.ISBN: 9781612771359 (electronic bk.); 1612771351 (electronic bk.); 9781612771342 (electronic bk.); 1612771343 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): United States -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1989 | United States -- Foreign relations -- 1801-1809 | North Atlantic Treaty Organization -- History | Cold War | Buitenlandse politiek | NAVO | Koude Oorlog | POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / International | POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General | HISTORY / GeneralGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Romance of history.DDC classification: 327.73 Other classification: 15.85 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Perspectives on the early republic / Alexander DeConde -- NATO and the United States : an essay in Kaplanesque history / Cees Wiebes and Bert Zeeman -- Diplomacy without armaments, 1945-1950 / Robert H. Ferrell -- "Answering the call" : the first inaugural addresses of Thomas Jefferson and William Jefferson Clinton / Ronald L. Hatzenbuehler -- Internationalism and the Republican era / Lynne K. Dunn -- Public history serves the nation : the Historical Service Board, 1943-1945 / George T. Mazuzan -- The African sojourn of the Council of Foreign Ministers : transnational planning and Anglo-American diplomacy, 1945-1948 / Scott L. Bills -- Beyond the water's edge : liberal internationalist and pacifist opposition to NATO / E. Timothy Smith -- Republican party politics, foreign policy, and the election of 1952 / Richard F. Grimmett -- Confronting Cold War neutralism : the Eisenhower administration and Finland, a case study / T. Michael Ruddy -- The unwanted alliance : Portugal and the United States / J.K. Sweeney.
Summary: The Romance of History is a collection of articles and essays which reflects the varied professional interests of eminent diplomatic historian Lawrence S. Kaplan. The collection is drawn largely from Kaplan's former students?accomplished scholars in their own right?but also features senior colleagues. Throughout a lifetime of teaching and scholarship, Kaplan has accomplished one of the most important tasks of historians: to tell stories that enlightens and provoke. He has helped probe and define two vital areas of American history: the diplomacy of the early republics and the evolution of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Both eras were filled with challenges, risks, and policymakers alternately wise and unwise, brash and humble, idealistic and pragmatic; both eras were punctuated by crises that appeared to threaten the foundations of the nation; and, for Kaplan, both were linked by a common thread of reason and the patient effort to shape an effective diplomacy among shifting global rivals. The Romance of History is a tribute to a fine historian, demonstrating the range and scope of his interests.
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Perspectives on the early republic / Alexander DeConde -- NATO and the United States : an essay in Kaplanesque history / Cees Wiebes and Bert Zeeman -- Diplomacy without armaments, 1945-1950 / Robert H. Ferrell -- "Answering the call" : the first inaugural addresses of Thomas Jefferson and William Jefferson Clinton / Ronald L. Hatzenbuehler -- Internationalism and the Republican era / Lynne K. Dunn -- Public history serves the nation : the Historical Service Board, 1943-1945 / George T. Mazuzan -- The African sojourn of the Council of Foreign Ministers : transnational planning and Anglo-American diplomacy, 1945-1948 / Scott L. Bills -- Beyond the water's edge : liberal internationalist and pacifist opposition to NATO / E. Timothy Smith -- Republican party politics, foreign policy, and the election of 1952 / Richard F. Grimmett -- Confronting Cold War neutralism : the Eisenhower administration and Finland, a case study / T. Michael Ruddy -- The unwanted alliance : Portugal and the United States / J.K. Sweeney.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 279-285) and index.

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The Romance of History is a collection of articles and essays which reflects the varied professional interests of eminent diplomatic historian Lawrence S. Kaplan. The collection is drawn largely from Kaplan's former students?accomplished scholars in their own right?but also features senior colleagues. Throughout a lifetime of teaching and scholarship, Kaplan has accomplished one of the most important tasks of historians: to tell stories that enlightens and provoke. He has helped probe and define two vital areas of American history: the diplomacy of the early republics and the evolution of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Both eras were filled with challenges, risks, and policymakers alternately wise and unwise, brash and humble, idealistic and pragmatic; both eras were punctuated by crises that appeared to threaten the foundations of the nation; and, for Kaplan, both were linked by a common thread of reason and the patient effort to shape an effective diplomacy among shifting global rivals. The Romance of History is a tribute to a fine historian, demonstrating the range and scope of his interests.

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