In "an entertaining and iconoclastic fashion" (Philadelphia Inquirer), the celebrated historian reinterprets the traditions that have shaped U.S. foreign policy from 1776 to the present. "McDougall has written a lively and provocative book" (Wall Street Journal) that is "a rich study of the American experience" (Los Angeles Times).
About the Author
Walter A. McDougall received the Pulitzer Prize in history in 1986. A professor of international relations and history at the University of Pennsylvania and a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Reasearch Institute, he lives in Philadelphia.
"Masterful wit, clarity, and insight." Christian Science Monitor
"A rich study of the American experience." The Los Angeles Times
"First rate." The New York Times
"A valuable guide for today's policymakers." - Henry Kissinger
"an entertaing and iconoclastic fashion" The Philadelphia Inquirer