Walter LaFeber

Walter LaFeber is professor of history at Cornell University and the author of The Clash and Inevitable Revolutions.

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Books by Walter LaFeber

  1. Book CoverAmerica in Vietnam: A Documentary History


    This collection of essays and documents, written and compiled by four distinguished historians, is an essential source book for anyone seeking to understand the causes, character, and consequences of American involvement in Vietnam.More

  2. Book CoverThe American Age: U.S. Foreign Policy at Home and Abroad

    Second Edition / Volume(s): One-Volume

    In this leading text, Walter LaFeber offers a comprehensive history of American foreign relations from the mid-eighteenth century to the present. His narrative account features several major themes: the connections between U.S. foreign policy and domestic politics; the impact of American economic development on foreign policy interests; popular culture, particularly film, as a filter for public opinion on American commitments abroad; the roles of public opinion, leadership, and bureaucracy in the formation of policy.More

  3. Book CoverThe American Age: U.S. Foreign Policy at Home and Abroad

    Second Edition / Volume(s): 1

    In this leading text, Walter LaFeber offers a comprehensive history of American foreign relations from the mid-eighteenth century to the present.More

  4. Book CoverThe American Age: U.S. Foreign Policy at Home and Abroad Since 1896

    Second Edition / Volume(s): 2

    In the Second Edition, LaFeber has revised nearly every chapter in the book. In the early chapters, there is more attention to the origins of foreign policy institutions and practices, including precedents for the executive agreement, and new discussions of U.S. relations with Britain in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The more recent chapters feature fresh insights on Potsdam, the origins of the Korean War, and the Cuban Missile Crisis—all based on new evidence drawn from Soviet archives. The new edition amply covers the momentous events that brought the Cold War to an end and thrust the United States into the uncertain position of the world’s only superpower.More

  5. Book CoverThe Clash: U.S.-Japanese Relations Throughout History


    Winner of the Bancroft Prize.More

  6. Book CoverInevitable Revolutions: The United States in Central America

    Second Edition

    Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica are five small countries, and yet no other part of the world is more important to the US.More

  7. Book CoverMichael Jordan and the New Global Capitalism

    New Edition

    Walter LaFeber's timely analysis looks at the ways that triumphant capitalism, coupled with high-tech telecommunications, is conquering the nations of the world, one mind—one pair of feet—at a time.More