By Conrad Black
In Flight of the Eagle, Conrad Black presents a point of view on American historical past that's exceptional. via his research of the strategic improvement of the U.S. from 1754-1992, Black describes 9 “phases” of the strategic upward thrust of the state, during which it improved via grave demanding situations, civil and overseas wars, and secured a spot for itself lower than the name of “Superpower.” Black discredits triumphing notions that our unequalled prestige is the manufactured from stable geography, demographics, and strong good fortune. as a substitute, he unearths and analyzes the explicit strategic judgements of serious statesmen throughout the a long time that reworked the area as we all know it and demonstrated America’s position in it.
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Final IN ON GERMANY AND JAPAN eleven. THE 1944 ELECTION AND THE conflict OF THE ARDENNES bankruptcy 11 - From international conflict to chilly battle, 1945–1951 1. YALTA 2. the ultimate OFFENSIVES three. THE loss of life OF PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT; PRESIDENT TRUMAN AND THE POTSDAM convention four. THE BEGINNINGS OF THE chilly conflict five. SAVING WESTERN EUROPE 6. THE PEOPLE’S TRIUMPH 7. the autumn OF CHINA eight. THE COMMUNIST assault IN KOREA nine. THE chinese language INVASION OF KOREA 10. TRUMAN AND MACARTHUR bankruptcy TWELVE - The crimson Scare and the loose international, 1951–1957 1. THE REPUBLICAN RENAISSANCE ultimately 2. PRESIDENT DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER three. INDOCHINA four. THE CIA IN important the United States five. EISENHOWER’S ASTUTE POLITICAL INSTINCTS 6. THE FORMOSA STRAIT AND VIETNAM 7. OPEN SKIES eight. THE SUEZ quandary nine. riot IN BUDAPEST AND warfare within the center EAST 10. REELECTION AND DE-ESCALATION 4 - THE excellent kingdom, 1957–2013 bankruptcy 13 - Peace and Prosperity, 1957–1965 1. A large quantity OF hassle SPOTS 2. the tip OF THE DULLES period, THE kingdom OF THE WESTERN ALLIANCE, AND ... three. THE U-2, THE PARIS SUMMIT, AND the tip OF THE EISENHOWER PRESIDENCY four. PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY AND the hot FRONTIER five. THE BAY OF PIGS, THE VIENNA SUMMIT, AND THE BERLIN WALL 6. VIETNAM AND THE CUBA–MISSILE trouble 7. THE dying AND LEGACY OF JOHN F. KENNEDY nine. PRESIDENT LYNDON BAINES JOHNSON bankruptcy FOURTEEN - Vietnam and Détente 1. the nice SOCIETY 2. VIETNAM, THE starting to be quandary three. the United States AT warfare IN ASIA four. STRATEGIC REASSESSMENT five. THE EMBATTLED management 6. THE 1968 ELECTION 7. PRESIDENT RICHARD NIXON eight. THE SILENT MAJORITY nine. THE CAMBODIAN INCURSION 10. the outlet WITH CHINA eleven. family WITH THE USSR 12. THE 1972 ELECTION AND THE CLIMAX IN VIETNAM bankruptcy FIFTEEN - To the Summit of the realm, 1973–1992 1. THE WATERGATE DELUGE 2. REVOLUTION IN CHILE AND warfare within the heart EAST three. WATERGATE, THE final ACT four. PRESIDENT GERALD FORD five. THE 1976 ELECTION 6. PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER 7. the increase OF RONALD REAGAN eight. PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN nine. moment time period AND evaluate OF RONALD REAGAN 10. PRESIDENT GEORGE H. W. BUSH eleven. the 1st IRAQ battle 12. the tip OF THE chilly struggle bankruptcy 16 - looking forward to the long run, 1992–2013 1. NEW RIVALRIES 2. GEORGE BUSH AND invoice CLINTON three. GEORGE W. BUSH AND THE battle ON TERROR four. the good RECESSION AND BARACK OBAMA five. SEEING the United States undeniable Acknowledgments INDEX Copyright web page popularity of a question OF precept “[Conrad Black’s] candor on with regards to each a possibility subject isn't just spectacular yet virtually exceptional. ” —Vanity reasonable “When a superb author is falsely imprisoned for a criminal offense he didn’t dedicate and makes a decision to jot down a tell-all non-defensive account, the result's prone to be riveting. Conrad Black’s memoir doesn't disappoint. ” —Alan M. Dershowitz “Conrad Black’s an issue of precept is an interesting, erudite, and defiant legal memoir—must-read for attorneys, politicos, and gossips alike!