From Colony to Superpower
U.S. Foreign Relations Since 1776
By (author) George C. Herring
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From Colony to Superpower by George C. Herring
Book DescriptionThe Oxford History of the United States is the most respected multi-volume history of our nation in print. The series includes three Pulitzer Prize-winners, a New York Times bestseller, and winners of prestigious Bancroft and Parkman Prizes. From Colony to Superpower is the only thematic volume commissioned for the series. Here George C. Herring uses foreign relations as the lens through which to tell the story of America's dramatic rise from thirteen disparate colonies huddled along the Atlantic coast to the world's greatest superpower. A sweeping account of United States' foreign relations and diplomacy, this magisterial volume documents America's interaction with other peoples and nations of the world. Herring tells a story of stunning successes and sometimes tragic failures, captured in a fast-paced narrative that illuminates the central importance of foreign relations to the existence and survival of the nation, and highlights its ongoing impact on the lives of ordinary citizens. He shows how policymakers defined American interests broadly to include territorial expansion, access to growing markets, and the spread of an "American way" of life. And Herring does all this in a story rich in human drama and filled with epic events. Statesmen such as Benjamin Franklin and Woodrow Wilson and Harry Truman and Dean Acheson played key roles in America's rise to world power. But America's expansion as a nation also owes much to the adventurers and explorers, the sea captains, merchants and captains of industry, the missionaries and diplomats, who discovered or charted new lands, developed new avenues of commerce, and established and defended the nation's interests in foreign lands. From the American Revolution to the fifty-year struggle with communism and conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, From Colony to Superpower tells the dramatic story of America's emergence as superpower-its birth in revolution, its troubled present, and its uncertain future.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195078220
(241mm x 163mm x 59mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 22-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author George C. Herring
Years of Peril and Ambition, Paperback (March 2017)
U.S. Foreign Relations through 1921 is the first part of From Colony to Superpower, an international narrative blends political, diplomatic, and military history with economic, cultural, and religious history.
American Century and Beyond, Paperback (March 2017)
U.S. Foreign Relations from 1893 to the Present is the second part of From Colony to Superpower, an international narrative blends political, diplomatic, and military history with economic, cultural, and religious history. It includes a new introduction and a new chapter that brings the narrative up to the present.
From Colony to Superpower, Paperback (May 2011)
A finalist for the 2008 National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, this acclaimed history uses foreign relations as the lens through which to tell the story of America's dramatic rise from 13 disparate colonies huddled along the Atlantic coast to the world's greatest superpower.
Introduction to the History of Christianity, Hardback (June 2006)» View all books by George C. Herring
Concentrating on the interaction between the sacred and the secular, this work presents an introduction to the history of Christianity. Focusing on many specific themes, such as Belief, Practice, Organisation and Propagation, it includes maps, timelines, quotations from primary source material, a glossary, and a further reading section.
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Author Biography - George C. Herring
George C. Herring is Alumni Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Kentucky. A leading authority on U.S. foreign relations, he is the former editor of Diplomatic History and a past president of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations. He is the author of America's Longest War: The United States and Vietnam, 1950-1975, among other books.
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