Anglo-American Relations Since 1939: The Enduring Alliance

Anglo-American Relations Since 1939: The Enduring Alliance

Paperback Documents in Contemporary History

By (author) John Baylis

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  • Publisher: MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Format: Paperback | 292 pages
  • Dimensions: 136mm x 212mm x 26mm | 440g
  • Publication date: 15 March 1997
  • Publication City/Country: Manchester
  • ISBN 10: 071904779X
  • ISBN 13: 9780719047794
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 923,134

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Taking the 'special relationship' as a central theme, the book explores the public and private diplomacy between Britain and the United states in periods of war and peace. Using recently released archives as well as contemporary sources, the areas both of cooperation and conflict are revealed. What emerges is a much more complexed relationship than the one normally portrayed in much of the secondary literature on the subject. The documents also reveal the way the concepts of the 'special relationship' was used as a 'tool of diplomacy' on both sides of the Atlantic.

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Taking the 'special relationship' as a central theme, the book explores the public and private diplomacy between Britain and the United States in periods of war and peace. Using recently released archives as well as contemporary sources, the areas of both cooperation and conflict are revealed. What emerges is a much more complex relationship than the one normally portrayed in much of the secondary literature on the subject. The documents also reveal the way the concept of the 'special relationship' was used as a 'tool of diplomacy' on both sides of the Atlantic.

Table of contents

The wartime relationship; the search for a new relationship 1945-50; cooperation and friction 1950-56; rebuilding the alliance 1957-59; challenges to the nuclear partnership 1960-63; "The Close Relationship" 1964-70; "The Natural Relationship" 1970-79; the "Extraordinary" alliance restored 1979-89; the post-Cold War era.