..".the volume provides a fascinating snapshot of the state of the field of diplomatic history, which seems like Gaul to be divided into three parts: the good, the bad, and the ugly." Foreign Affairs
This volume includes state-of-the-art essays and historiographical surveys of American foreign relations since 1941. The essays in part one offer sweeping overviews of the major trends in diplomatic history. Part two features essays that survey the literature on US relations with particular regions or on the foreign policies of presidents.