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Great Power Diplomacy: Since 1914 (v. 2) Paperback – August 14, 2002

ISBN-13: 978-0070522664 ISBN-10: 0070522669 Edition: 1st

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  • Paperback: 600 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1st edition (August 14, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0070522669
  • ISBN-13: 978-0070522664
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 1.1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,261,070 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Norman Rich is Professor of History, Emeritus, at Brown University. After receiving his Ph.D. in history from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1949, he served for five years on the Board of Editors of the captured German Foreign Office documents, a project sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the British Foreign Office, and the French Foreign Ministry. He has taught history at Bryn Mawr College, Michigan State University, and Brown University, where he helped direct the program in International Relations. He has been awarded research fellowships at the Center of International Studies, Princeton, and St. Antony’s College, Oxford, and in addition has been awarded Guggenheim and Fulbright fellowships for research in England and Germany. His publications include Friedrich von Holstein: Politics and Diplomacy in the Era of Bismarck and Wilhelm II, 2 vols. (1965); The Age of Nationalism and Reform (1970, 2nd edition 1977); Hitler’s War Aims, vol. I; Ideology, the Nazi State, and the Course of Expansion; vol. II; The Establishment of the New Order (1973-74); and Why the Crimean War? A Cautionary Tale (1985, paperback edition, 1990). He is a co-editor of Documents on German Foreign Policy, in many volumes, (1949 ff.) and, with M.H. Fisher, of The Holstein Papers: Memoirs, Diaries, Correspondence, 4 vols. (1954-1961). He has contributed numerous articles and book reviews to American, Canadian, and European journals. .

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lehigh History Student VINE VOICE on July 23, 2007
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Norman Rich delivers another stunning account of diplomatic history this time from 1914 through the mid 1990's. For those unfamiliar with his work his account of Great Power diplomacy between 1814-1914 is among some of the best ever done. While this work is not quite as strong and strikes me as a little less thorough it still hits the mark. Beginning with the outbreak of World War 1 and tracking the history and counter myths the book provides an excellent summation. It the first we really only see European history with a little on the US and Asia. This book is truly a world history account and with so much to cover Rich is forced to glaze over a large amount. As usual it is pretty free from political bias and really makes the reader question the foreign policy decisions of previously untouchables such as Ronald Reagan. The rise of Asia and the Soviet Union are also very well done in this book and Rich displays an unusually keen understanding for the amount of pages he has to write on. One of the strong points of both books is the wonderful bibliography that has tons of suggestions for further reading. This really is an ideal book to start with when looking at diplomatic history of the world or just for gaining an understanding of the important events that happened in the 20th century.
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