The Romance of History: Essays in Honor of Lawrence S. Kaplan

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Lawrence S. Kaplan, Scott L. Bills, E. Timothy Smith
Kent State University Press, 1997 - 304 Seiten

The Romance of History is a collection of articles and essays which reflects the varied professional interests of eminent diplomatic historian Lawrence S. Kaplan. The collection is drawn largely from Kaplan's former students--accomplished scholars in their own right--but also features senior colleagues.

Throughout a lifetime of teaching and scholarship, Kaplan has accomplished one of the most important tasks of historians: to tell stories that enlightens and provoke. He has helped probe and define two vital areas of American history: the diplomacy of the early republics and the evolution of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Both eras were filled with challenges, risks, and policymakers alternately wise and unwise, brash and humble, idealistic and pragmatic; both eras were punctuated by crises that appeared to threaten the foundations of the nation; and, for Kaplan, both were linked by a common thread of reason and the patient effort to shape an effective diplomacy among shifting global rivals. The Romance of History is a tribute to a fine historian, demonstrating the range and scope of his interests.

 

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Perspectives on the Early Republic
3
NATO and the United States An Essay in Kaplanesque History
15
Keynote
33
Diplomacy without Armaments 19451950
35
Articles
51
Answering the Call The First Inaugural Addresses of Thomas Jefferson and William Jefferson Clinton
53
Internationalism and the Republican Era
68
Public History Serves the Nation The Historical Service Board 19431945
88
Republican Party Politics Foreign Policy and the Election of 1952
167
Confronting Cold War Neutralism The Eisenhower Administration and Finland A Case Study
196
The Unwanted Alliance Portugal and the United States
214
Notes
229
WORKS BY LAWRENCE S KAPLAN
279
Masters Theses and Doctoral Dissertations Directed by Lawrence S Kaplan
287
Contributors
293
Index
297

The African Sojourn of the Council of Foreign Ministers Transnational Planning and AngloAmerican Diplomacy 19451948
102
Beyond the Waters Edge Liberal Internationalist and Pacifist Opposition to NATO
142

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