American Historians in War and Peace

American Historians in War and Peace

This research monograph discusses American historians and their substantial role at the Paris Peace Conference.

Author: Jonathan M. Nielson

Publisher: Academica PressLlc

ISBN: 1936320142

Category: History

Page: 663

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In this study of the American historians who accompanied President Woodrow Wilson to the Paris Peace Conference in 1919, Professor Neilson focuses on a development unique in its time and now taken for granted.
Categories: History

Between War and Peace

Between War and Peace

The book presents fifteen essays by leading American historians, each of which deals in fascinating detail with the aims of these wars, their predominant strategies, their final campaigns, the course and causes of termination, and their ...

Author: Matthew Moten

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439194638

Category: History

Page: 384

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An emperor bows abjectly before his conquerors on the deck of a battleship. As smoke yet rises from a bloody battlefield, a dejected general proffers his sword to his victorious opponent. Frock-coated ministers exchange red leather–bound treaty books in the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles. These are iconic images of war’s end, but even when they are historically accurate, they conceal more than they convey. Not all wars end decisively. Indeed, the endings of most wars are messy, complicated, inconclusive, and deeply intriguing. As the United States attempts to extricate itself from two long and costly wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, nothing could be more relevant than a look back at the ways America has ended its major conflicts in the past. It is a topic that has been curiously overlooked. Edited and with an introduction by Col. Matthew Moten, a professor of history at West Point, Between War and Peace explores the endings of fourteen American wars, from the Revolution to the first Gulf War. Here, with incisive insight, narrative flourish, and strategic detail, some of America’s leading historians examine the progress of America’s wars: their initial aims—often quite different from their ends—their predominant strategies, their final campaigns, the painful journeys out of war, and the ramifications of the wars’ ends for the nation’s future. This timely and important book confronts one of the most pressing issues of our time: how do we end conflict and how do we deal with the country we are leaving behind? As recent history has shown, an “exit strategy,” though it’s sometimes neglected, can be as important a piece of military strategy as any. Taken together, these essays break new historical and theoretical ground, building on our current understanding of America’s history in ways that few studies have done before. A formidable enterprise of historical collaboration, Between War and Peace takes readers inside the climactic moments of America’s wars, offering a penetrating look at the past in hopes of illuminating future debates that will determine the nation’s course between war and peace.
Categories: History

The Overcoming of History in War and Peace

The Overcoming of History in War and Peace

To the contrary, Jeff Love argues that the apparently divided nature of the text, its multi-leveled negotiation between different kinds of representation, expresses the rich variety of the novel's very deliberate striving to capture the ...

Author: Jeff Love

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042016329

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 211

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The Overcoming of History in “War and Peace” marks a radical departure from the critical tradition dominated by Sir Isaiah Berlin's view that the novel is deeply divided against itself, a majestically flawed contest of brilliant art and clumsy thought. To the contrary, Jeff Love argues that the apparently divided nature of the text, its multi-leveled negotiation between different kinds of representation, expresses the rich variety of the novel's very deliberate striving to capture the fluidity of change and becoming in the fixed forms of language. The inevitable failure of this striving, revealing the irreducible conflict between infinite desire and finite capacity, is at once the source of new beginnings and the repetition of old ones, a wellspring of continually renewed promises to achieve a synoptic vision of the whole that the novel cannot fulfill. This repetitive struggle between essentially comic and tragic conceptions of human action, far from being a pervasive flaw in the texture of the novel, in fact constitutes its dynamic center and principal trope as well as the productive origin of the unusual features that distinguish it as an uncommonly bold narrative experiment.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Time for Peace

A Time for Peace

In addition, the book examines the influx of over a million Vietnam refugees and Amerasian children into the US and describes the plight of Vietnamveterans, many of whom returned home alienated, unhappy, and unappreciated, though some led ...

Author: Robert D. Schulzinger

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195365924

Category: History

Page: 252

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The Vietnam War left wounds that have taken three decades to heal--indeed some scars remain even today. In A Time for Peace, prominent American historian Robert D. Schulzinger sheds light on how deeply etched memories of this devastating conflict have altered America's political, social, and cultural landscape. Schulzinger examines the impact of the war from many angles. He traces the long, twisted, and painful path of reconciliation with Vietnam, the heated controversy over soldiers who were missing in action, the influx of over a million Vietnam refugees into the US, and the plight of Vietnam veterans, many of whom returned home alienated, unhappy, and unappreciated. Schulzinger looks at how the controversies of the war have continued to be fought in books and films and, perhaps most important, he explores the power of the Vietnam metaphor on foreign policy, particularly in Central America, Somalia, the Gulf War, and the war in Iraq. Using a vast array of sources, A Time for Peace provides an illuminating account of a war that still looms large in the American imagination.
Categories: History

Choosing War

Choosing War

"--George C. Herring "In this fine book, Fredrick Logevall offers the first detailed examination of why diplomacy failed to head off the Vietnam War.

Author: Fredrik Logevall

Publisher:

ISBN: 0520215117

Category: History

Page: 529

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In Choosing War Fredrik Logevall presents the first truly comprehensive examination of the making of a major war in Vietnam in 1963-65. Placing U.S. decision making in its wider international and domestic political contexts, he shows that the Vietnam War was unnecessary, not merely in hindsight but from the perspective of key players at the time, American-officials chose war over disengagement despite deep pessimism about U.S. prospects in the war and over the objections of important voices in the United States and abroad.
Categories: History

The American Peace Movement

The American Peace Movement

Author: Charles F. Howlett

Publisher: Amer Historical Assn

ISBN: UOM:39015010482605

Category: Political Science

Page: 64

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Categories: Political Science

Reflections on the Civil War

Reflections on the Civil War

The eminent historian's posthumous summation of the Civil War's causes and effects illuminates crucial events and personalities and is complemented by rare, on-the-scene sketches kept by a Union soldier

Author: Bruce Catton

Publisher: Doubleday Books

ISBN: UOM:49015000067679

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 246

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The eminent historian's posthumous summation of the Civil War's causes and effects illuminates crucial events and personalities and is complemented by rare, on-the-scene sketches kept by a Union soldier
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction