A New Kind of War

A New Kind of War : America's Global Strategy and the Truman Doctrine in Greece

4.6 (5 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days
When will my order arrive?


In the aftermath of the Second World War, civil war erupted in Greece between Western-orientated government forces and Communist rebels. The Truman administration subsequently became heavily involved in the internal conflict, including the establishment of an American military presence on Greek soil and regular arms shipments. This early containment policy, focusing on Greece as a crucial outpost in the Mediterranean arena, was symbolic of "America's Commitment to Free World Principles", and her fear that the Soviet's ultimate goal was world domination.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 342 pages
  • 154.2 x 234.7 x 24.6mm | 552.39g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • frontispiece, 14 pp halftones
  • 0195113853
  • 9780195113853

Review quote

`Howard Jones has researched this authoritative study from all the available official archives and a wide range of secondary sources.' Times Literary Supplement From the cloth edition: `Jones provides a well-researched and careful analysis of the Americans' motives, the problems they faced and the solutions they evolved, as well as an estimate of the actual effect on Greece. ... Doubts about the existence of a master plan for a new system of operations in a threatened area, or about the extent of American success in Greece, do nothing to detract from the overall excellence of the work.' EHR, October 1993show more

Back cover copy

'One hopes that everyone concerned about U.S. foreign policy will study Jones's excellent work and absorb its thoughtful admonition.'show more

Rating details

5 ratings
4.6 out of 5 stars
5 60% (3)
4 40% (2)
3 0% (0)
2 0% (0)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X