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Crucible of Power: A History of American Foreign Relations from 1897
by Howard Jones
Crucible of Power is an updated, revised version of Howard Jones's classic text Quest for Security: A History of U.S. Foreign Relations from 1897. This book, available again for use in the classroom, presents a straightforward, balanced, and comprehensive history of American international relations and the major events in the nation's foreign affairs from 1897 to the prese ...more
Paperback, 568 pages
Published August 1st 2001 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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This book forever changed what I thought I knew about the history of US Foreign Policy. It was the beginning of learning the true history of US that is rarely taught outside of college. It made me angry to realize that what I had learned in High School was a very glossed over and romanticized American history. All the many arguments I have had with Foreigners on the topic and it turns out I was ill-informed and they were right.
Howard Jones is University Research Professor of History at the University of Alabama.More about Howard Jones...