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Essential reading. If there are cogent arguments to pit against any of Gelb's main points, I haven't encountered them.Published 14 months ago by Rl1rl1
As a life long foreign affairs wonk who once served in the Office
of Strategic Services in WWII and the early Cold War, this is the by far the
best book on how America... Read more
Through Power Rules, Gelb conducts a wide-ranging tutorial on American foreign policy. His analysis draws on decades of experience and examples from US history to examine... Read morePublished on January 10, 2010 by Ken Martin
This is a thoughtful and engaging book that attempts to provide a practical non-partisan guide to the effective exercise of national power by the President of the U.S. Read morePublished on October 10, 2009 by Retired Reader
Power Rules by Leslie H. Gelb; by far is one of the most interesting and informative books on the United States foriegn policy that I have ever read, even when I was in college. Read morePublished on May 15, 2009 by Ronald Sikora
I found this to be a well written and very informative survey of current US foreign policy. I particularly liked all his lists of "rules", which are very clear advice and... Read morePublished on May 14, 2009 by Sallie K.
One of the more thoughtful works on understanding Power. The author takes the reader on a survey course in the use and misuse of Power by leaders attempting to implement both... Read morePublished on April 16, 2009 by Ross Sargent