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Timothy Maga

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Biography: Timothy Maga was an Oglesby Professor of American Heritage at Bradley University.


Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Timothy Maga on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

America attacks Japan :
ISBN: 0813122481 OCLC: 48500959

University Press of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky. : ©2002.

"In 1945, the United States and its allies planned the most dramatic military operation in world history. America Attacks Japan: The Invasion That Never Was examines what might have happened had that invasion taken place, as well as the lingering controversies over the decision that made all those plans obsolete." "Using extensive original research in newly opened archives and interviews with the original U.S. planners, Tim Maga reminds us that history can be influenced by what almost happened as much as by what actually happened."--Jacket.

Defending paradise :
ISBN: 0824043367 OCLC: 17916712

Garland Pub., New York : 1988.

Hands across the sea? :
ISBN: 0821412108 OCLC: 37109219

Ohio University Press, Athens : ©1997.

In 1961, the U.S. economy and military were practically unassailable in the eyes of the world. Within twenty years however, America had faced defeat in Vietnam its economy had been shaken, and Japan had assumed the title of the world's economic superpower. The U.S. and Japan had reversed roles as surplus and debtor nations. In Hands across the Sea? Timothy Maga examines this role reversal and traces the volatile relationship between these two powerful allies. Maga's research took him through presidential archives and interviews with policy-makers in both the U.S. and Japan, where he found a relationship forever troubled by cultural misunderstanding, America's Cold War obsession, Japanese pride, and strangely conflicting goals. But, as Maga discovered, for different reasons both nations needed each other during this critical time. For better or for worse, they persisted.

John F. Kennedy and New Frontier diplomacy, 1961-1963 /
ISBN: 0894648292 OCLC: 27107617

Krieger Pub. Co., Malabar, Fla. : 1994.

John F. Kennedy and the new Pacific community, 1961-63 /
ISBN: 0312036396 OCLC: 20014024

St. Martin's Press, New York : 1990.

Judgment at Tokyo :
ISBN: 0813121779 OCLC: 43615776

In the years since the Japanese war crimes trials concluded, the proceedings have been colored by charges of racism, vengeance, and guilt. In this book, Tim Maga contends that in the trials good law was practiced and evil did not go unpunished. The defendants ranged from lowly Japanese Imperial Army privates to former prime ministers. Since they did not represent a government for which genocide was a policy pursuit, their cases were more difficult to prosecute than those of Nazi war criminals. In contrast to Nuremberg, the efforts in Tokyo, Guam, and other locations throughout the Pacific received little attention by the Western press. Once the Cold War began, America needed Pacific allies and the atrocities committed by Japanese soldiers throughout the 1930s and early 1940s were rarely mentioned. The trials were described as phony justice and "Japan bashing". Keenan and his compatriots adopted criminal court tactics and established precedents in the conduct of war crimes trials that still stand today. Maga reviews the context for the trials, recounts the proceedings, and concludes that they were, in fact, decent examples of American justice and fair play.

The 1960s
ISBN: 9781438108773 OCLC: 234234606

Facts On File, Inc., New York, NY : ©2003.

This is an examination of the 1960s, one of America's most tumultous historical periods. The people of the time speak for themselvews, describing events as they saw them, they include: Richard M. Nixon, Sargent Shriver, Robert McNamara; Bill Bosby and John Lennon.

The 1960s /
ISBN: 0816048096 OCLC: 50643612

Facts On File, Inc., New York, NY : ©2003.

"The 1960s, a new addition to Facts On File's critically acclaimed Eyewitness History series, provides hundreds of firsthand accounts of the period - from letters, speeches, and newspaper accounts - that illustrate how important historical events appeared to those who lived through them. In addition to these firsthand accounts, each chapter provides an introductory essay and a chronology of events. The book also includes excerpts from such informative documents as the Civil Rights Acts of 1960, 1964, and 1968, President John F. Kennedy's inaugural address, The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, President Kennedy's report about the Soviet arms buildup in Cuba, and President Nixon's address to the nation on the Vietnam War, as well as capsule biographies of more than 75 key figures, seven maps and graphs, reference notes, a bibliography, an index, and more than 85 black-and-white illustrations."--Jacket.

The complete idiot's guide to the Vietnam War
ISBN: 9781101443156 OCLC: 811574715

Alpha Books, Indianapolis, IN : ©2010.

This guide helps you understand what the Vietnam War meant then, and what it means for us today. Brings all of the facts and analysis together with the hindsight of history, putting the complicated facts into meaningful focus.

The complete idiot's guide to the Vietnam War /
ISBN: 0028639499 OCLC: 45311603

Chronicles the Vietnam War, discussing its causes, the goals and strategies of each American president involved, the U.S. home front and antiwar movement, and the war's cultural and political legacy.

The perils of power :
ISBN: 0936285257 OCLC: 33257382

University of New Haven Press, West Haven, Conn. : ©1995.

The world of Jimmy Carter :
ISBN: 0936285230 OCLC: 32009005

University of New Haven Press, West Haven, Conn. : ©1994.