Waging Peace

Waging Peace : How Eisenhower Shaped an Enduring Cold War Strategy

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Waging Peace offers the first fully comprehensive study of Eisenhower's "New Look" program of national security, which provided the groundwork for the next three decades of America's Cold War strategy. Though the Cold War itself and the idea of containment originated under Truman, it was left to Eisenhower to develop the first coherent and sustainable strategy for addressing the issues unique to the nuclear age. To this end, he designated a decision-making system centered around the National Security Council to take full advantage of the expertise and data from various departments and agencies and of the judgment of his principal advisors. The result was the formation of a "long haul" strategy of preventing war and Soviet expansion and of mitigating Soviet hostility. Only now, in the aftermath of the Cold War, can Eisenhower's achievement be fully appreciated. Waging Peace will be of interest to scholars and students of the Eisenhower era, diplomatic history, the cold war, and contemporary foreign policy.show more

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  • Hardback | 328 pages
  • 164.3 x 242.1 x 26.9mm | 711.64g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0195062647
  • 9780195062649

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Together, the two authors have thoroughly researched and elegantly analyzed Eisenhower's basic national security strategy....the authors present their points and supporting evidence on the Eisenhower administration so clearly that it it not difficult to draw larger conclusions. This book provides an invaluable contribution to scholarship on Eisenhower, American foreign policy, and presidential decision making, and will be of great interest to faculty and students alike. * Political Science Quarterly * prodigiously researched * Iwan Morgan, American Studies, Vol.34/3 2000 * this work constitutes a major contribution to the historiography of the early Cold War * Iwan Morgan, American Studies, Vol.34/3 2000 * Bowie and Immerman make an interesting and largely convincing case that the differences between Eisenhower and Truman were more important than the continuities. Their work will become indispensable for our understanding of America's Cold War history. * Iwan Morgan, American Studies, Vol.34/3 2000 *show more

About Robert R. Bowie

Robert R. Bowie is Emeritus Director of the Center for International Studies at Harvard University. Richard H. Immerman is a Professor at the Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy at Temple University.show more

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