United States, Britain And The Transatlantic Crisis: Rising to the Gaullist Challenge, 1963-68

Hardcover | November 15, 2007

byJames Ellison

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The greatest threat to Western unity in the 1960s came not from a communist enemy but from an ally--France. Its imposing president, General Charles de Gaulle, challenged the dominance of the United States by bringing crises to the EEC and NATO and seeking détente with the Soviet bloc. As this book shows, against the backdrop of wider transition in the Anglo-American relationship, the U.S. and Britain cooperated successfully to ensure that his plans did not prosper.

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The greatest threat to Western unity in the 1960s came not from a communist enemy but from an ally--France. Its imposing president, General Charles de Gaulle, challenged the dominance of the United States by bringing crises to the EEC and NATO and seeking détente with the Soviet bloc. As this book shows, against the backdrop of wider t...

JAMES ELLISON is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of History at Queen Mary, University of London. His research is primarily focused on Anglo-American and Anglo-European relations, the history of the Cold War and European integration. He is author of Threatening Europe: Britain and the Creation of the European Community, 1955-58

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:263 pages, 8.75 × 5.69 × 0.81 inPublished:November 15, 2007Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230522173

ISBN - 13:9780230522176

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Introduction * Facing de Gaulle's Challenge, 1963 to 1965 * Turning a Crisis into an Opportunity: Anglo-American Collaboration and French withdrawal from NATO, January to June 1966 * Crisis Defused: Anglo-American Cooperation and Divergence in Atlantic-European Affairs, June to December 1966 * The U.S. and Britain's Approach to Europe, January to March 1967 * The Decision to Apply and to Pull Out, Anglo-American Relations, Britain's Second EEC Application and East of Suez, March to June 1967 * De Gaulle's Challenge Contained: the Anglo-American Relationship in Transition, June 1967 to June 1968 * Conclusion