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A 'special relationship'? Harold Wilson, Lyndon B. Johnson and Anglo-American relations 'at the summit', 1964-68

Colman, J 2004, A 'special relationship'? Harold Wilson, Lyndon B. Johnson and Anglo-American relations 'at the summit', 1964-68 , Manchester University Press, Manchester, UK.

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Abstract

Harold Wilson and Lyndon Johnson held very different opinions about how the UK and the US were supposed to relate to each other, with Wilson supposing they were the closest of friends and Johnson supposing they were, at best, rich (the US) and poor (the UK) shirt-tail relations. Colman (international politics, U. of Wales, Aberystwyth) gives here the first comprehensive account of the complex and often frustrating personal and political relationships that lead to one of the most strained relationships ever between a president and prime minister. Using the summits of December 1964 to December 1968 as a framework, Colman traces the exchanges leading to what was in effect a declining relationship and disassociation as Johnson was dealing with events that would defeat him such as the war in Vietnam.

Item Type: Book
Themes: Subjects / Themes > J Political Science > JL Political institutions (America except United States)
Subjects / Themes > J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Subjects / Themes > D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
Subjects / Themes > E History America > E11 America (General)
Subjects / Themes > D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D839 Post-war History, 1945 on
Memory, Text and Place
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences > Centre for European Security
Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences
Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 9780719070105
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2009 13:48
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:53
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/1279

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