Atlantis Lost

The American Experience with De Gaulle, 1958-1969

Sebastian Reyn

Atlantis Lost

Sebastian Reyn

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

547 pages | 6 3/10 x 9 1/2 | © 2010
Paper $86.95 ISBN: 9789089642141 Published February 2011 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada

During the 1960s, Charles de Gaulle’s greatest quarrel was with the Americans. The American attitude towards this forceful European leader was, however, an equally defining part of the dispute. In this riveting study of transatlantic international relations, Sebastian Reyn traces American responses to de Gaulle’s foreign policy from 1958 to 1969, concluding that how Americans judged de Gaulle depended largely on whether their politics leaned to the left or the right.



Chapter One: Organizing the West: Eisenhower, Kennedy, and De Gaulle’s ’Tripartite’ Memorandum Proposal, 1958–1962

Chapter Two: Whose Kind of ’Europe’? Kennedy’s Tug of War With De Gaulle About the Common Market, 1961–1962

Chapter Three: The Clash: Kennedy and De Gaulle’s Rejection of the Atlantic Partnership, 1962–1963

Chapter Four: The Demise of the Last Atlantic Project: LBJ and De Gaulle’s Attack on the Multilateral Force, 1963–1965

Chapter Five: De Gaulle Throws Down the Gauntlet: LBJ and the Crisis in NATO, 1965–1967

Chapter Six: Grand Designs Go Bankrupt: From Divergence to Accommodation, 1967–1969

Conclusion: Atlantis Lost: The Reception of Gaullism in the United States

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