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Strategy, economy, the home front, and foreign policy are each studied "nationally" and in the context of the other members of the alliance. Allies at War therefore represents a pioneering attempt to see the wartime alliance as both "national" and "international" history. FDR's world : war, peace, and legacies by David B Woolner Book 20 editions published between and in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide "This collection boasts an all-star cast of distinguished authors who have mastered the vast literature of World War II, have dug deeply into the multiple archives and manuscript collections, and possess the writing skills to make the wartime events of sixty-plus years ago come alive.
Using a variety of different methods, they probe and analyze the wartime leadership of that most elusive of presidents. Be he Sphinx or Juggler or Dr. Win-the-War, FDR made the key wartime decisions that laid the foundation for the postwar world and created inevitable controversy. Garry Clifford. Swords or ploughshares? America unbound : World War II and the making of a superpower by Warren F Kimball Book 10 editions published between and in English and Undetermined and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide Whether World War II made or merely marked the transition of the United States from a major world power to a superpower, the fact remains that America's role in the world around it had undergone a dramatic change.
Other nations had long recognized the potential of the United States. They had seen its power exercised regularly in economics, if only sporadically in politics. Starting as a group of elite white men from country clubs in the Northeast, the organization has become the largest tennis association in the world, with women in top leadership positions and an annual revenue of well over three hundred million dollars. The USTA was key in establishing the Open Era in tennis in , when professionals began competing with amateurs in Grand Slam events, and for expanding the game in the United States during the s tennis boom and establishing the U.
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Chapter 22: Roosevelt the Failed High Priest
Kimball has written this monograph with the purpose of explicating FDR's foreign policy "assumptions" - the term the author uses to denote the core principles that undergirded the President's foreign policy outlook - in order to dispel the conventional wisdom that says that Roosevelt had only a reactive foreign policy, not a carefully thought-out, proactive one.
FDR's changing tactics and strategies may have appeared haphazard, even contradictory, I did not get what I expected out of this book. FDR's changing tactics and strategies may have appeared haphazard, even contradictory, argues Kimball, but they were all chosen in pursuit of immutable goals. This is an intriguing thesis, but I found that Kimball's substantiation of it was botched.
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The defects in his presentation are mostly stylistic. He demonstrates an impressive familiarity with a lot of the archival material related to inter-Allied diplomacy during the Second World War period, but the person of President Roosevelt almost seems peripheral in Kimball's text that is supposed to be about him! I found that more often than not, Kimball composed a chapter describing a notable development in foreign affairs during the Second World War such as the German invasion of the USSR in , or Lend-Lease from the United States to Britain , exhausting the reader with a step-by-step account of the diplomatic wrangling that ensued in international circles involved in the issue, only then at the end to add some brief insight into how FDR waded into the issue.
The point that Kimball is trying to get across to the reader easily falls through the cracks of all of the diplomatic cable information he sifts through first. Now, to be fair, Kimball begins his text by stating that part of his philosophy as a historian of FDR is to demonstrate how the president was shaped by the context or arena of world affairs, all the while underscoring the dialectical way in which he in turn shaped the course of events therein, and so this may account for his approach.
Still, I found FDR 'distant' in this text. This is compounded by a dearth of primary source quotations from the President, leaving us without a genuine window into his mind.
The Juggler: Franklin Roosevelt as Wartime Statesman
Still, to give the book its due credit, it certainly serves as a decent primer on the subject of inter-Allied diplomacy during the Second World War - no small utility. Kimball also has a wry sense of humour and has a habit of impishly captioning some of the images that adorn his text - something I found rather amusing. Where Arthur Link portrayed a "higher realism" in the policies of Woodrow Wilson, Warren Kimball portrays a "higher consistency" in Fanklin Roosevelt's foreign policy. As he notes in "The Persistent Evangel of Americanism," By trying to systematize Roosevelt's thinking [as Beard implicitly tried to do], we automatically distort, since he never In The Juggler, Kimball bases his analysis of FDR's wartime statesmanship on an assessment of what the historical record reveals about FDR's assumptions.
As he notes in "The Persistent Evangel of Americanism," By trying to systematize Roosevelt's thinking [as Beard implicitly tried to do], we automatically distort, since he never articulated a cohesive philosophy.
Warren Kimball (born December 24, ), American professor of history | Prabook
He avoided contradictions rather than trying to reconcile or confront them. Nevertheless, his actions - successful or not - show a conceptual consistency that reveals his assumptions.
Because of this elasticity, Kimball can go beyond the dichotomy between revisionism and internationalism identified by Cole in his overview. The strength of this collection results from its value as a synthesis.
One example of Kimball's approach to FDR's foreign policy, the addressed in "Roosevelt and the Postwar World" illustrates very well Kimball's discovery of Roosevelt's assumptions at work. Fearing an uncooperative Stalin would spoil his grand vision of a postwar world policed by the "Four Powers.
These actions speak louder than words, revealing Roosevelt's assumption that "Woodrow Wilson had the right idea - stability and security peace and prosperity?
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Peace is indivisible, or so the phrase goes. But Wilson erred in being too structured, too specific, too inflexible, too unwilling to be practical and accept the realities of great power relations" p. Though FDR never came out and said that he was attempting to implement a "Wilsonian vision" using practical means, his actions aimed at keeping Stalin within "The Family Circle" clearly indicate as much. Brad rated it liked it Nov 12, Fae rated it liked it Oct 16, Daniel Butcher rated it liked it Sep 09, Terminus Est rated it really liked it Nov 23, Tanja rated it liked it Aug 24, Kathryn Camille rated it really liked it Feb 21, Natacha Gb rated it liked it Aug 01, Coy Hall rated it liked it Feb 10, Chad rated it liked it Oct 25, Roger rated it liked it Dec 27, Jai Nath rated it it was amazing Apr 02, Michael Jepson rated it it was amazing Feb 14,