This fresh, general account of President Johnson's handling of US foreign relations is essential reading for students of US foreign policy, the modern presidency and the Cold War. Drawing on recently declassified documents and the latest published research, it provides a sympathetic account of Johnson's foreign policy and challenges the traditional image of him as clumsy and inept in diplomatic matters. The author contends that although the war in Vietnam could have been prosecuted more effectively, overall Johnson handled foreign policy very capably. In particular, he dealt with successive challenges to the NATO alliance in a skilled and intelligent manner, leaving it politically stronger when he left office in 1969 than it had been in 1963. Key Features Explores the Johnson White House Considers US policies towards Vietnam, Britain and France, the NATO alliance, the Soviet Union and communist China, the Middle East, the Western Hemisphere, and the international economy Jonathan Colman is Lecturer in International History at the University of Salford. He is the author of A 'Special Relationship'? Harold Wilson, Lyndon B. Johnson and Anglo-American Relations 'at the Summit', 1964-68 (2004). Condition:the dust-jacket is a little shelf warn otherwise interior pages are crisp and clean with a tight binding.