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Readership: Undergraduates studying US modern history, european integration, and international relations as part of a political science or history degree. Also journalists, political analysts and the general reader with an interest in post-war history and American foreign policy.
Geir Lundestad, Director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute and Professor of International History, University of Oslo
"There has been, until now, no comprehensive history of United States policy toward European integration. Geir Lundestad's is a perceptive, well-informed, and yet succinct account, certain to become the standard treatment of the subject for years to come." - John Lewis Gaddis, Robert Lovett Professor of History, Yale University
"This book is not simply a first-rate survey of a very important topic of post-World War Two international history. It is also an evocative and provocative analysis of US motives and tactics regarding European integration...Lundestad has made another first-rate contribution to the literature on American foreign relations." - Melvyn P. Leffler, Professor of History, University of
"There is a great deal usefully summarized in this book; it should become a standard text for university courses, and an invaluable crib for the many who lack the time to read through the accumulation of historical evidence book by book." - William Wallace, London School of Economics and Political Science
1: Introduction and Basic Arguments
2: The Public American Position, 1945-1997
3: The Motives for America's Support of European Integration
4: The United States and the Beginnings of European Integration, 1945-1950
5: The Atlantic Framework for European Integration, 1950-1960
6: De Gaulle's Challenge to the Atlantic Framework, 1960-1969
7: The European Economic Challenge to the Atlantic Framework, 1945-1972
8: Nixon-Kissinger Reappraisal, 1969-1976
9: The US and European Integration from Carter to Clinton, 1977-1997
10: What Difference did US Support Make to European Integration?
11: Why Was There Not More Atlantic Integration?
12: America's "Empire": The Comparative Dimension
13: The Past, the Present, and the Future