American Foreign Relations

A Very Short Introduction
Author(s): Andrew Preston
Original Publish Date: May 01, 2019
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Product Number: Z100150148
Released: May 01, 2019
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ISBN: #9781684570218
Narrator/s: Keith Sellon-Wright
Publisher: Highbridge Company
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For better or worse-be it militarily, politically, economically, technologically, or culturally-Americans have had a profound role in shaping the wider world beyond them. The United States has been a savior to some, a curse to others, but either way such views are often based on a caricature of American actions and intentions. American Foreign Relations, then, is a subject of immense global importance that provokes strong emotions and much debate, but often based on deep misunderstanding. This Very Short Introduction analyzes the key episodes, themes, and individuals in the history of American foreign relations. While discussing diplomacy and the periods of war that have shaped national and international history, it also addresses such topics as industrialization, globalization, imperialism, and immigration. Covering the Revolution through the War on Terror, it examines the connections between domestic politics and foreign affairs, as well as the importance of ideals and values. Sharply written and highly engaging, American Foreign Relations offers a clear-eyed narrative of America's role in the world and how it has evolved over time.


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American Foreign Relations
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Product Number:Z100150148

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Author(s): Andrew Preston
Narrator(s): Keith Sellon-Wright
Product Number DD43255
Released: May 01, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Highbridge Company
ISBN: #9781684570201

Professional reviews

"Narrator Keith Sellon-Wright brings a workmanlike approach to his narration of this brief and balanced guide by Canadian historian Andrew Preston. Preston's writing is well ordered, if dry. Sellon-Wright does little to lift it from the page even when the author describes potentially dramatic challenges in international relations as the U.S. moved from a colony to a republic, from isolationism to superpower. The work itself is worth the engaged politics watcher's attention and consideration but is better experienced in print. A more varied narration would have made better listening. F.M.R.G. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine"