Kennedys in the World

How Jack, Bobby, and Ted Remade America’s Empire

Lawrence J Haas

Explores how the Kennedy brothers reshaped America's federation for more than six decades after World War II.
Publication date:
May 2021
Publisher :
Potomac Books, Inc.
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ISBN : 9781640123847

Dimensions : 229 X 152 mm
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• Offers a critical new appraisal of the brothers on foreign affairs - indeed, it's the first to critique them collectively on foreign policy and to trace the links between the successes and failures of each
• Shows how each of the brothers put his own distinct stamp on the American empire. But it also shows how insecurity, audacity, resentment, and ambition clouded their judgments and drove their very consequential mistakes at key moments

The Kennedys in the World: How Jack, Bobby, and Ted Remade America's Empire explores how the Kennedy brothers reshaped America's federation for more than six decades after World War II. For all the millions of words written about them, no one has explored this fascinating, pervasive, and, in the end, hugely consequential aspect of their lives.

This book provides a new look at the Kennedy clan, their relationships with one another, and how those relationships influenced America's foreign policy. Over the course of their collective careers, the Kennedy brothers did more than anyone else to reshape America's Cold War policies and then to upend its "Cold War consensus” - the belief that America's top global challenge was to contain the Soviets. But while they shared certain views about America's global role, the brothers never forged a full-blown "Kennedy

doctrine” to guide America through the end of the Cold War and into the multi-polar world that we now confront. Because the brothers were such influential figures on foreign affairs, Lawrence J. Haas and the brothers' story offers a new window into the rise and fall of America's post-war empire - from the Cold War consensus from the late 1940s to early 1960s to the futile search for a consistent and effective U.S. global role ever since.