China has been rising in global political economy, and the twenty-first century may have marked the beginning of a ‘Chinese Century’, similar to the American Twentieth Century. The history of international politics is recurrently that of the rise and fall of hegemonic powers. To learn the lessons of history, Jittipat Poonkham critically studies the rise of America and a peaceful transition of Great Britain and the United States in the late nineteenth century. He argues that the Spanish-American War of 1898 marked a pivotal moment in a great transformation of US foreign policy and identity. American expansionism was possible not only due to the transformative roles of American expansionists (such as Theodore Roosevelt, Henry Cabot Lodge, and John Hay) but also because of the emerging intersubjective understandings and shared ideas between British and American hegemonies.
A Companion to Theodore Roosevelt is the first comprehensive anthology to encompass Roosevelt as whole, highlighting both his personality and his skilled diplomacy. Revitalizes and internationalizes scholarship on this most popular and highly-rated American president Covers many aspects of Roosevelt’s personality and his policies, domestic and foreign, to create a complete picture of the man Provides scholarship from both sides of the Atlantic, from established Roosevelt specialists, respected scholars, and a new generation of historians A new and fresh historiographical exploration of Roosevelt’s life and ideas, political career and achievements, and his legacies
From the top of Mount Rushmore, the heads of four U.S. presidents look down on the world below: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt. Who were these great men? How did they become president? And what changes did they bring to the United States of America?
Praise for H. Paul Jeffers An Honest President: The Life and Presidencies of Grover Cleveland «A well-written and timely book that reminds us of Grover Cleveland?s courage, commitment, and honesty at a time when these qualities seem so lacking in so much of American politics.» ?James MacGregor Burns, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award Colonel Roosevelt: Theodore Roosevelt Goes to War, 1879-1898 «A handsome narrative of a crucial period in the career of one of our country?s most colorful politicians.» ?Publishers Weekly Commissioner Roosevelt: The Story of Theodore Roosevelt and the New York City Police, 1895-1897 «A lively, entertaining, and well-researched portrait of a zealous reformer during the historic crusade that successfully launched his career in government.» ?Publishers Weekly
Theodore Roosevelt: the Rough Riders and an Autobiography
The first definitive account of this legendary fighting force and its extraordinary leader, Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Lee Gardner’s Rough Riders is narrative nonfiction at its most invigorating and compulsively readable. Its dramatic unfolding of a familiar, yet not-fully-known story will remind readers of James Swanson’s Manhunt. Two months after the sinking of the USS Maine in Havana Harbor in February 1898, Congress authorized President McKinley to recruit a volunteer army to drive the Spaniards from Cuba. From this army emerged the legendary “Rough Riders,” a mounted regiment drawn from America’s western territories and led by the indomitable Theodore Roosevelt. Its ranks included not only cowboys and other westerners, but several Ivy Leaguers and clubmen, many of them friends of “TR.” Roosevelt and his men quickly came to symbolize American ruggedness, daring, and individualism. He led them to victory in the famed Battle at San Juan Hill, which made TR a national hero and cemented the Rough Riders’ place in history. Now, Mark Lee Gardner synthesizes previously unknown primary accounts as well as period newspaper articles, letters, and diaries from public and private archives in Arizona, Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Boston, and Washington, DC, to produce this authoritative chronicle. He breathes fresh life into the Rough Riders and pays tribute to their daring feats and indomitable leader. Gardner also explores lesser-known aspects of the story, including their relationship with the African-American “Buffalo Soldiers, with whom they fought side by side at San Juan Hill. Rich with action, violence, camaraderie, and courage, Rough Riders sheds new light on the Theodore Roosevelt saga—and on one of the most thrilling chapters in American history.
Coffee & Power – Revolution & the Rise of Democracy in Central America (Paper)
The Warrior & the Priest – Woodrow Wilson & Theodore Roosevelt
The Pluto Files – The Rise and Fall of America?s Favorite Planet
A Companion to Franklin D. Roosevelt presents a collection of historiographical essays by leading scholars that provides a comprehensive review of the scholarship on the president who led the United States through the tumultuous period from the Great Depression to the waning days of World War II. Represents a state-of-the-art assessment of current scholarship on FDR, the only president elected to four terms of office and the central figure in key events of the first half of the 20th century Covers all aspects of FDR's life and times, from his health, relationships, and Supreme Court packing, to New Deal policies, institutional issues, and international relations Features 35 essays by leading FDR scholars
Brilliant orator, shrewd statesman, modern aristocrat, master reformer. Franklin D. Roosevelt is remembered in many ways and often ranked among the greatest of American presidents, but his legacy has never been considered quite like this: through the lens of his final sixteen months. Incredibly, this little-examined period encompasses the D-Day invasion, the Manhattan Project, the Yalta conference--and the discovery, a little more than three months before he won his fourth term as president, that Roosevelt was suffering from severe hypertension and congestive heart failure. With precision and compassion, Joseph Lelyveld searches the choices Roosevelt made for clues to the president's state of mind as his body entered a steep decline, unveiling how the decisions Roosevelt made in this period, as a wartime leader and in his personal life, illuminate his preoccupations and motives. Haunted by the shadow of Woodrow Wilson's final illness and confronting his own mortality, Roosevelt was operating, in these crucial months, under the belief that the fate of the world rested on his shoulders--while simultaneously pressured on all sides by the demands of family, health, and volatile enemies. Lelyveld delivers an incisive portrait of a famously inscrutable man, an inveterate strategist who tipped his hand to almost no one, full of contradictions but a consummate leader to the very last.
The first complete collection of the remaining excerpts from the writings of Diodore of Tarsus and Theodore of Mopsuestia together with a ground-breaking study of the controversy regarding the person of Christ that raged from the fourth to the sixth century.