Talons of the Eagle

Talons of the Eagle : Dynamics of US-Latin American Relations

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Contrary to widespread expectation, the ending of the Cold War has not produced continuous harmony and cooperation in U.S.-Latin American relations. Instead, NAFTA seems to threaten as much as it promises; economic prospects have been shaken by the Mexican currency crisis; the "war on drugs" continues to escalate; and xenophobic reactions to the migration of Latin Americans into the United States, typified by California's Proposition 187, seize headlines and editorial pages. Spanning almost two hundred years, Talons of the Eagle tells the turbulent story of U.S.-Latin American relations from the birth of the United States and the new Latin American nations through the Cold War to the present day. Focusing not on U.S. policy alone, but on the intricate network of relationships between the United States and its neighbors, Peter H. Smith sheds penetrating new light on trends and events in the Americas.show more

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  • Paperback | 389 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 25.4mm | 544.31g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 4 line drawings, 2 maps, bibliography
  • 0195083040
  • 9780195083040

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"A well-written, provocative exploration of the relationship between Latin America and the United States since independence....An excellent overview."--Library Journal"Peter H. Smith...has written a timely and valuable book that aptly recalls how Roosevelt's decade of the 1930s still stands out as 'a golden era of U.S. relations with Latin America.' He then expertly traces the decline of the region's importance since the Roosevelt era until it has become a mere appendage to the East-West conflict."--The Washington Post Book World "A well-written, provocative exploration of the relationship between Latin America and the United States since independence....An excellent overview."--Library Journal "Peter H. Smith...has written a timely and valuable book that aptly recalls how Roosevelt's decade of the 1930s still stands out as 'a golden era of U.S. relations with Latin America.' He then expertly traces the decline of the region's importance since the Roosevelt era until it has become a mere appendage to the East-West conflict."--The Washington Post Book World "A well-written, provocative exploration of the relationship between Latin America and the United States since independence....An excellent overview."--Library Journal "Peter H. Smith...has written a timely and valuable book that aptly recalls how Roosevelt's decade of the 1930s still stands out as 'a golden era of U.S. relations with Latin America.' He then expertly traces the decline of the region's importance since the Roosevelt era until it has become a mere appendage to the East-West conflict."--The Washington Post Book World "A well-written, provocative exploration of the relationship between Latin America and the United States since independence....An excellent overview."--Library Journal"Peter H. Smith...has written a timely and valuable book that aptly recalls how Roosevelt's decade of the 1930s still stands out as 'a golden era of U.S. relations with Latin America.' He then expertly traces the decline of the region's importance since the Roosevelt era until it has become a mereappendage to the East-West conflict."--The Washington Post Book Worldshow more

About Peter H. Smith

Peter H. Smith is Professor of Political Science, Simon Bolivar Professor of Latin American Studies, and Director of Latin American Studies at the University of California, San Diego. He is a prominent author, commentator, and advisor on Latin American politics and on U.S.-Latin American relations. His most recent books include pathbreaking studies on drug trafficking and regional integration. He is the co-author of Modern Latin America (Fourth Edition, 1996).show more

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