Alanson B. Houghton: Ambassador of the New Era (Biographies in American Foreign Policy)

Alanson B. Houghton: Ambassador of the New Era (Biographies in American Foreign Policy)

By: Jeffrey J. Matthews (author)Paperback

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Alanson B. Houghton-American industrialist, politician, and diplomat-was the world's most influential diplomat during the "New Era" of the 1920s. Houghton, who served as ambassador to both Germany (1922-1925) and Great Britain (1925-1929), offers a unique window into the formation and implementation of American foreign policy. This fascinating new text by Jeffrey J. Matthews provides a clear and concise account of Houghton's diplomatic experience and consequently a fresh assessment of U.S. foreign policy during a pivotal decade in world history.

About Author

Jeffrey J. Matthews is associate professor of cross-disciplinary studies in the School of Business and Leadership at the University of Puget Sound.


Chapter 1: The Dawn of a New Era Chapter 2: Scholar, Industrialist, Public Servant, 1863-1922 Chapter 3: Confronting Conservative Internationalism, 1922-1923 Chapter 4: Belated Intervention, 1923-1924 Chapter 5: America's Honest Broker, 1925-1926 Chapter 6: America's Ambiguous Internationalism, 1926-1927 Chapter 7: Final Opportunities, 1928-1929 Chapter 8: Epilogue/Conclusion Bibliographical Essay

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780842050517
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9780842050517
  • weight: 376
  • ISBN10: 0842050515

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