The Hovering Giant: U.S. Responses to Revolutionary Change in Latin America
By Cole Blasier
University of Pittsburgh Press, 1976, 315 pp.
Dr. Blasier, who possesses both diplomatic and academic credentials, defines three stages of revolutionary change and investigates the U.S. response to each of them in the cases of Mexico, Bolivia, Guatemala and Cuba. He also refers to U.S. policy in Peru, Chile and the Dominican Republic, and provides a detailed description of Latin American seizures of U.S. property.