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Anglo-American Relations in the Twentieth Century

  • Reassessment of the international relations between Britain and America during the entire twentieth century
    Forcefully challenges many of the accepted interpretations of the AngloAmerican relationship based on thirty years archival research in Britain, the United States and Australia

Part of the British History in Perspective book series (BHP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Ritchie Ovendale
    Pages 1-17
  3. Ritchie Ovendale
    Pages 18-38
  4. Ritchie Ovendale
    Pages 58-79
  5. Ritchie Ovendale
    Pages 80-98
  6. Ritchie Ovendale
    Pages 99-119
  7. Ritchie Ovendale
    Pages 120-131
  8. Ritchie Ovendale
    Pages 132-143
  9. Ritchie Ovendale
    Pages 144-156
  10. Ritchie Ovendale
    Pages 157-162
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 163-202

About this book


A critique of Anglo-American relations in the twentieth century in the light of the most recent research.
It challenges many existing interpretations and argues that the basis of the Anglo-American special relationship was laid by Roosevelt and Chamberlain, that Roosevelt preferred Stalin to Churchill, and that the origins of the Cold War should be seen as a British education of the Americans to the Soviet threat. Suez is reassessed following the recent release of material in the Eisenhower Library. There is a consideration of the relationship of 'mutual interdependence' and why Wilson and Heath chose to move instead towards the European connection, as well as Mrs Thatcher's reasons for preferring the Atlantic alliance.


Anglo-American Churchill Cold War Europe interdependence Thatcher

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of WalesAberystwythUK

About the authors

RITCHIE OVENDALE was formerly Professor of International Politics at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Anglo-American Relations in the Twentieth Century
  • Authors R. Ovendale
  • Series Title British History in Perspective
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1998
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection History (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-59612-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-59613-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-26992-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VII, 216
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics History of the Americas
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