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America's Rise to World Power, 1898-1954 (New American Nation Series)
America's Rise to World Power 1898-1954 - New American Nation Series Author:Foster Rhea Dulles "America's Rise to World Power" compresses into a single volume the epic story of the emergence of the United States as a world power. Not only the bare diplomatic story but also the movement of public opinion, the more general background og ideas, and the interplay of political and economic forces are treated. — Professor Dulles observes a fine ... more »balance between that pallid 'objectivity' which leaves the reader with no judgments whatsoever on anything and that dogmatism and partisanship which all too often characterize the analysis of U.S. foreign policy. Indeed, the outstanding characteristic of this book is the judicious way in which controversial matters are handled, from the discussion of American interest in expansion after the Spanish-American War through the mazes of Wilsonian diplomacy, the retreats of the Twenties and the early Thirties, and the new challenges of the Roosevelt and Truman periods.
This book is a notable contribution to the education of the American people in a field of major importance and of portentous implications.« less