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Talons of the Eagle: Dynamics of U.S.-Latin American Relations, 2nd Edition epub

by Peter H. Smith


Talons of the Eagle: Dynamics of U.S.-Latin American Relations, 2nd Edition epub

ISBN: 0195129989

ISBN13: 978-0195129984

Author: Peter H. Smith

Category: Other

Subcategory: Humanities

Language: English

Publisher: Oxford University Press; 2 edition (September 9, 1999)

Pages: 432 pages

ePUB book: 1411 kb

FB2 book: 1484 kb

Rating: 4.6

Votes: 804

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Excellent book! Helps to shape the nature of the . Moreover, Peter Smith is obviously a knowledgeable Latin Americanist and makes some excellent points, but he is missing a robust counter argument in his book.

Excellent book! Helps to shape the nature of the . Latin American relations for new students of Latin American Politics and refocuses many old students of Latin America on the core issues. -Anthony C. Coveny, Belmont University.

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military force - Latin America: in quest of alternatives - Conclusion: structure and change in . Latin American relations. Emphasis on structure, continuity, and change; divides system into three broad periods (Imperial Era, Cold War, and current Age of Uncertainty), defining characteristics and dynamics of each"-Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57. Boxid. Canon EOS 5D Mark II. City  . 2nd ed. External-identifier.

Home Browse Books Book details, Talons of the Eagle: Dynamics of .  . Relations between the United States and Latin America face unprecedented uncertainty. Talons of the Eagle: Dynamics of . Talons of the Eagle offers a vivid portrayal of the last two hundred years of U. Latin American relations, casting new light on issues such as economic integration, environmental protection, drug trafficking, and undocumented migration.

Talons of the Eagle book. Talons of the Eagle offers an original and comprehensive framework for understanding . Latin American relations from the early nineteenth century through the Cold War to the present.

Spanning almost two hundred years, Talons of the Eagle tells the turbulent story of . Latin American relations from the birth of the United States and the new Latin American nations through the Cold War to the present day. Focusing not on . About the Author: Peter H. Smith is Professor of Political Science, Simón Bolívar Professor of Latin American Studies, and Director of Latin American Studies at the University of California, San Diego.

This book offers a vivid portrayal of the last two hundred years of US-Latin American relations, casting new light on issues such as economic integration, environmental protection, drug trafficking and undocumented migratin

This book offers a vivid portrayal of the last two hundred years of US-Latin American relations, casting new light on issues such as economic integration, environmental protection, drug trafficking and undocumented migratin.

But I cannot say that of Talons of the Eagle.

But I cannot say that of Talons of the Eagle.

Smith, Simon Bolivar Professor of Latin American Studies at University of California .

Smith, Simon Bolivar Professor of Latin American Studies at University of California, San Diego, and former president of the Latin American Studies Association, has written one of the most ambitious books in recent years on .

An excellent introduction to . Latin American relations and a good read A former president of the Latin American Studies Association, he is the author of more than twenty books, including Democracy in Latin America: Political Change i. Latin American relations and a good read. Peter H. Smith does a good job drawing on scholarship from international relations, history, and political science to craft his narrative. -Mary Rose Kubal, St. Bonaventure University. Well written and engaging to read. -Victoria Castillo, The College of William and Mary.

Talons of the Eagle: Dynamics of . Democracy in Latin America: Political Change in Comparative Perspective (2005).

Talons of the Eagle offers a vivid portrayal of the last two hundred years of U.S.-Latin American relations, casting new light on issues such as economic integration, environmental protection, drug trafficking, and undocumented migration. Rather than concentrating only on US policy, as many texts do, it addresses the structural relationships of both regions. Focusing on international systems, the distribution of power, and the perception and pursuit of national interests, Smith uncovers recurrent regularities in the interaction between the U.S. and Latin America and offers a compelling analysis of the continuity and change in their relations, as well as provocative insights into the possible future of these relations. With an entirely new introduction and thorough revisions of the last four chapters and conclusion, as well as completely updated bibliography, this continues to be the ideal text for students in general courses on Latin American history and politics as well as courses on U.S. and inter-American foreign relations.
This was required reading for a graduate course. It is important to gain a different perspective on US foreign policy and inter-American relations, and this book provides that perspective but unfortunately with writing that is sarcastic, inflammatory and biased. Smith aggressively seeks to demonize the United States, while portraying Latin American leaders as a saint-like. Moreover, Peter Smith is obviously a knowledgeable Latin Americanist and makes some excellent points, but he is missing a robust counter argument in his book. I would take his arguments more seriously if he would a.) acknowledge the agency and will (or lack thereof) of Latin Americans to improve their own situation, rather than to blame every unfortunate even on American foreign and domestic policy and b.) acknowledge that the United States is not at fault every time it seeks to preserve hemispheric interests (one of which is stability in its own backyard) rather than be a doormat to Latin American whims. The book paints a picture of a hapless, well intentioned Latin America and a sinister predatory United States. I am especially disappointed by Smith's handling of the immigration and war on drugs chapters which read like a rushed, sensational opinion piece that blames all of Latin america's woes on US domestic policy effects. Also, there are hardly any citations and the index is poorly constructed. All in all, the book is useful for getting an anti-US perspective, but loses some credibility due to it's sarcastic language, obvious bias, and lack of counterargument.
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.
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.
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.
A great book as it is informative and educational in it aims to discuss all important topics.
It's fine for me. Thank you.
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.
first 40pages came detached from the book