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15 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars First rate interdisciplinary approach to history.
In this very readable historiacl survey of U.S.-Latin American realations, Smith develops a template which demonstrates the logic of U.S. policy and Latin American response within the context of the global situation. To accomplish this, he breaks history into three general time periods: 1790s-Cold War, The Cold War, and the post-Cold War. In each of these periods,...
Published on September 14, 1998 by TCB

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3.0 out of 5 stars Be Careful of Edition
Be careful if your buying this for a class and your professor wants you to get the third edition.
The picture and description of the paper copy are of the third edition, but the Kindle edition is NOT.
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15 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars First rate interdisciplinary approach to history., September 14, 1998
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In this very readable historiacl survey of U.S.-Latin American realations, Smith develops a template which demonstrates the logic of U.S. policy and Latin American response within the context of the global situation. To accomplish this, he breaks history into three general time periods: 1790s-Cold War, The Cold War, and the post-Cold War. In each of these periods, Smith develops the global context or "rules of the game", then moves on to the resulting U.S. policy. He finishes each historical era with an incisive analysis of Latin American options for response. This book is a must for students of Latin America and certainly for those individuals whose activities, whether they be commercial or official in nature, are shaping the book's next chapter.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must-have, March 26, 2011
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I had the privilege of having Peter H. Smith as my professor last quarter and this quarter, and of course he assigned his book. A very interesting read on the history of US-Latin American relations. He has a very unique and interesting perspective--one that I've adopted as my own. I've been thinking about letting my dad borrow it since I know he really loves history, but only when it's written in an imaginative, non-boring way. I recommend this book to anyone who is interested in the history of US-Latin American relations starting all the way back from European imperialism to George H. W. Bush's presidency.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very solid analysis, September 19, 2007
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Very good analysis. Well written. An excellent read whether you are a beginner or somewhat versed in LatAm and US relations. It serves as a great review of history as well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, meaningful read., January 20, 2010
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I read this book last semester for US-Latin American history class, and it is one of the few that I was proud not to resell. The book was extremely interesting and well-written, and the author did an impressive job of relating US-Latin American relations to world events outside of the region. Most importantly, the author connected each historical event to a greater, big-picture theme in history, commenting on its significance and relevance. Although I have previous knowledge of US-Latin American relations, I still learned a lot by reading this book. Even if you have no experience studying US or Latin American history, it is a worthwhile read. I'd highly recommend this book to anyone interested in any field of history.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Be Careful of Edition, February 10, 2012
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Be careful if your buying this for a class and your professor wants you to get the third edition.
The picture and description of the paper copy are of the third edition, but the Kindle edition is NOT.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Unexpected & Difficult, January 1, 2013
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Not what I expected when I opened the package, was sent a Used book instead of a New one. The book was somewhat difficult to read also because of the way it was written, had to buy this for a college class.
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Talons of the Eagle: Latin America, the United States, and the World by Peter H. Smith (Paperback - December 7, 2007)
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