By (author) Randall Bennett Woods
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Fulbright by Randall Bennett Woods
Book DescriptionJ. William Fulbright is the author of the Fulbright-Connally resolution which committed the United States to participating in the UN. Creator of the exchange programme that bears his name, Fulbright was the longest-serving and most powerful chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. This volume describes the family dynamic, educational process and environments - Arkansas, Oxford, Washington, DC - which produced this remarkable man. It delves into his complex attitude toward race and details Fulbright's role in the civil rights movement. The narrative includes the major international events of the Cold War era - the Suez Crisis, the U-2 incident, the Bay of Pigs, the Missile Crisis, Vietnam, the ABM controversies, the Arab-Israeli conflict - and Fulbright's role in them. Woods explains Fulbright's shift from a champion of executive power in foreign affairs to a defender of congressional prerogatives.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521028332
(228mm x 152mm x 37mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 2-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Randall Bennett Woods
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"An eminent historian charts the origins and impact of Lyndon Johnson's Great Society "--
LBJ, Paperback (December 2007)
Offers an account of the life of one of the most fascinating and complex US presidents.
Quest for Identity, Paperback (March 2005)» View all books by Randall Bennett Woods
A survey of the American experience from the close of World War II, through the Cold War and 9/11, to 2005 when the book was published.
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