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Author Leebaert, Derek, author.

Title Grand improvisation : America confronts the British superpower, 1945-1957 / Derek Leebaert.

Publication Info. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    327.7304 LEE    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    327.73041 LEE    Available
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1 copy being processed for PAS Central Library On Order.
Edition First edition.
Description 612 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The three in 1945 -- Keynes & Co. -- Entering the Middle East -- False starts -- Warfare states -- Year of the offensive -- Defending the west -- The outer fortress: protecting the Middle East, Africa, and Asia -- Auditing an empire -- Pivoting to Asia and into Vietnam -- War on the rim -- Asia's three fighting fronts -- "Holding the ring" in Iran and Egypt -- Churchill is back -- Stemming the tide -- Coronations and crises -- The break points of 1954 -- Ordering chaos -- No end of a lesson -- What happened next -- Conclusion.
Summary "A bold new view of the U.S. rise to supremacy, and its collision with a British Empire that wouldn't step aside."--Provided by publisher.
Subject World politics -- 1945-1955.
United States -- Relations -- Great Britain.
Great Britain -- Relations -- United States.
Added Title America confronts the British superpower, 1945-1957
ISBN 9780374250720 : $35.00
0374250723 : $35.00

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