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First Book on U.S. - European Relations during Nixon Era Published on May 19

Nixon Years Saw Turning Point in World's Closest Alliance


“Extremely well-researched, well-written, and carefully balanced...Luke Nichter has brilliantly filled a major gap in our understanding of the administration's foreign policy.”

-Melvin Small, Wayne State University


“Steeped in transatlantic archives and written for a general audience, Richard Nixon and Europe is a landmark contribution.”

-Irwin F. Gellman, Franklin & Marshall College


“Impressively researched and persuasively argued, Luke Nichter's book fills an important gap in the literature of the Nixon presidency...Nichter has written a fascinating narrative of Nixon's efforts.”

-Thomas Schwartz, Vanderbilt University


The U.S. - European relationship remains the closest and most important alliance in the world. Since 1945, successive American presidents each put their own touches on transatlantic relations, but the literature has reached only into the presidency of Lyndon Johnson (1963-1969). This first study of transatlantic relations during the era of Richard Nixon shows a complex, turbulent period during which the postwar period came to an end, and the modern era came to be on both sides of the Atlantic in terms of political, economic, and military relations.

  • Offers insights based on multilingual research in six countries (US, UK, France, Germany, Italy and Belgium)

  • Utilizes newly transcribed conversations from Nixon's secret White House tapes

  • Goes beyond the most common studies of China, the USSR, Vietnam, and Watergate during the Nixon Era, illustrating the extraordinary transformation that took place in transatlantic relations

Richard Nixon and Europe: The Reshaping of the Postwar Atlantic Alliance, authored by editor Luke A. Nichter and published by Cambridge University Press, focuses on key events in the transatlantic relationship during the presidency of Richard Nixon, including: the transformation of NATO, the collapse of the Bretton Woods system, the "Year of Europe," the British decision to renegotiate membership in the European Community, and the American effort to keep Britain in the EC and salvage the Anglo-American "special relationship."

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction

  • Chapter 1: A new dimension of NATO

  • Chapter 2: Closing the gold window

  • Chapter 3: The European response

  • Chapter 4: The Year of Europe

  • Chapter 5: Europe coalesces

  • Chapter 6: Britain is out

  • Chapter 7: Britain is in

  • Conclusion

  • Bibliography

  • Index


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