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"[Bruckberger's] social and historical observation blends sociology with history and provides a fine survey of American contributions to the world through the eyes of a relative newcomer, and it's a pick for any high school to college-level collection strong in American history and sociology." -- The Bookwatch
R. L. Bruckberger (1918-2008), author of The Seven Miracles of Gubbio, served as chaplain to the French Foreign Legion in the Sahara, and was awarded the Croix de Guerre and the medal of the Legion of Honor for his work in the Resistance. He received General Charles de Gaulle in the Cathedral of Notre Dame, in the midst of persisting enemy gunfi re when France was liberated from the Nazis.
Daniel J. Mahoney is chair and professor of political science at Assumption College, Worcester, Massachusetts. He was the recipient of the Prix Raymond Aron Award, is currently associate editor of Perspectives on Political Science, and is book review editor of Society. His books include The Liberal Political Science of Raymond Aron; Bertrand de Jouvenel: The Conservative Liberal and the Illusions of Modernity; and De Gaulle: Statesmanship, Grandeur, and Modern Democracy.