American Presidential Statecraft

From Isolationism to Internationalism

  • Ronald E. Powaski

About this book


This book examines the presidency in twentieth century America and explores why some presidents succeed as makers of U.S. foreign policy while others fail, sometimes tragically. It explores each president's ability to apply his skills to a foreign policy issue in the face of opposition that may come from a variety of sources, including the Congress, the Pentagon, the State Department, the press, and often their own in-house advisers. This volume in particular focuses on Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Herbert Hoover, Franklin D Roosevelt, and Harry Truman. 


Postwar American Presidency FDR Truman Doctrine Woodrow Wilson United Nations

Authors and affiliations

  • Ronald E. Powaski
    • 1
  1. 1.Cleveland State UniversityEuclidUSA

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-50456-8
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