From Library Journal
Noted historian LaFeber (history, Cornell), author of the acclaimed Inevitable Revolutions ( LJ 12/1/82), has updated his 1978 classic, bringing his discussion of U.S.-Panama relations up to the 1980s. This edition also marks the 75th anniversary of the opening of the Panama Canal. Even though this was written before the October 1989 failed coup attempt to oust Manuel Noriega, LaFeber notes that "Even if the General Noriega disappeared, the political relationship between Panama and the United States must be rebuilt and rethought." LaFeber also has provided an updated bibliographic essay.- Judy Quinn, "Library Journal"
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"Noted historian LaFeber has updated his 1978 classic, bringing his discussion of U.S.-Panama relations up to the 1980s."--Library Journal
Praise for the first edition:
"The best overall synthesis of a vital theme in American diplomatic history."--History: Reviews of New Books
"Timely and enormously useful."--Ronald Steel, The New York Review of Books
"A balanced, unemotional indictment of the history of the United States in Panama."--The Nation
"A well-written, comprehensive analysis of U.S.-Panamanian relations regarding the canal and its surrounding zone."--American Political Science Review
"The best general study of U.S.-Panamanian relations I have read."--American Historical Review
"The best account in English of Panama's political and economic history."--Journal of American History
"A smooth and engaging narrative of relations between the United States and Panama from the middle of the nineteenth century to the present."--Michael Mandelbaum, The New York Times Book Review
"This work will remain one of the best on the subject."--Hispanic American Historical Review