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William Appleman Williams: The Tragedy of Empire (American Radicals)

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Williams' controversial volumes, The Tragedy of American Diplomacy, Contours of American History, and other works have established him as the foremost interpreter of US foreign policy. Both Williams and others deeply influenced by him have recast not only diplomatic history but also the story of pioneer America's westward movement, and studies in the culture of imperialism ...more
Paperback, 306 pages
Published October 12th 1995 by Routledge (first published October 1995)
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Feb 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
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A nice overview of the life of one of America's most important historians, highlighting his achievements (fundamentally shifting how most academics and much of the general public views the foreign policy of the U.S.) as well as his often interconnected professional and personal failings (the author connects Williams's general apathy for feminism and the women's lib movement to his string of failed marriages). Very handy if you need to research Williams.
Aug 26, 2008 rated it liked it
I read this in graduate school and thoroughly enjoyed it. One of the authors taught my class. He was obviously influenced by Williams. I am now as well.
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