Hope and Destiny

Truman, Eisenhower, Fulbright, and US Foreign Policy in the Middle East, 1945-1958

by Harry Keatts Chenault Jr. PhD



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/17/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 318
ISBN : 9781480883031
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 318
ISBN : 9781480883024
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 318
ISBN : 9781480883048

About the Book

In Hope and Destiny, author Dr. Harry Keatts Chenault Jr. takes an in-depth look at the Middle East foreign policies of President Truman and President Eisenhower, along with the significant impact Senator J. William Fulbright had during the Eisenhower years. It provides an historical account of how these three men dealt with serious challenges in the Middle East.

The beginning of the Cold War and the genesis of the nuclear age forced Truman and Eisenhower to make tough, savvy decisions that would influence US foreign policy for decades. Fulbright is noted as a key player for his substantial impact on foreign policy decision-making, famous for his stance against Vietnam, but less known for the position he took on the Middle East in the 1950s and how his opinions prevailed.

With exhaustive sources and thoughtfully assembled observations, Hope and Destiny offers a valuable tool to help understand how events today resonate so soundly from the nation’s past. The legacies that Truman, Eisenhower, and Fulbright left on US foreign policy, and especially in the Middle East, leaves a future roadmap for all US political and military leaders.

About the Author

Harry Keatts Chenault Jr., PhD, a former military officer, lived in the Middle East studying at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He earned his PhD in the Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies on US presidential foreign policy in the Middle East. He was simultaneously awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in Egypt studying Arabic and Islamic sciences at American University of Cairo.