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India and the United States : the cold peace
Brands, H. W.
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Boston : Twayne Publishers, [1990]

Physical Description:
xii, 195 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : portraits ; 25 cm.
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E183.8.I4 B73 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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H.W. Brands was born Henry William Brands in Oregon. He graduated from Stanford University in 1975 with a B.A. in history, and from Jesuit High School in Portland, Oregon. He went on to earn his graduate degree in mathematics and history in Oregon and Texas. He taught at Vanderbilt University and Texas A&M University before he joined the faculty at the University of Texas at Austin. He acquired the title of Dickson Allen Anderson Centennial Professor of History at the U of Texas. He specializes in American History and politics, with books including Traitor to His Class, Andrew Jackson, The Age of Gold, the First American, and TR. Several of his books have been best sellers, including one recently published, The General vs. the President. Two of them - Traitor to His Class and The First American were finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He lectures often on historical and current events and he can be seen and heard on national television and radio programs.

(Bowker Author Biography) H. W. Brands lives in Austin, Texas.

(Publisher Provided) H. W. Brands is Distinguished Professor of History and Ralph R. Thomas '21 Professor in Liberal Arts, Texas A&M University.

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A useful compendium of information on US-Indian relations, beginning with the first contacts between the US government and Indian nationalists in the latter part of the 19th century. Brands covers the principal events since Indian independence in a broad-brush historical approach that focuses primarily on public attitudes, with minor discussion of the sources and dynamics of policy-making. Brands adequately handles the two major low points in Indian-US relations--the early Dulles period (1953-56) and the 1971 war and its aftermath; but he breaks little new ground. His discussion of the Reagan-Bush era (1980 onward) is of necessity somewhat thinner than that of earlier periods, but the author still does not delve as deeply as he could have into the changes in basic trends. His conclusions are a solid explanation of the ambivalence in Indo-American relations and the difficultly of cross-cultural understanding. A good review book for general audiences and upper-division undergraduates, and a helpful desk reference for students of Indo-US foreign policy issues. J. D. Stempel University of Kentucky