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Gaddis chronicles the evolution of American Foreign Policy from John Q. Adams to the present.
Unlike most pundits and naysayers however, he actually has a couple of useful suggestions, that are quite constructive within the context of present US doctrine.
This book is a must read for anyone interested in American history or American foreign policy.
This is a great intro for smart HS students or college students in general. Creates a great framework for a discussion on America foreign policy within a short, smart read.Published 6 months ago by Lee W. Eysturlid
Great read for casual reading. Gaddis analyzes American actions very well and connects effectively to Bush administration's actions during 9/11.Published 14 months ago by dwarakanath
Gaddis's thesis is that American foreign policy has been, through much of our history, one of pre-emption, unilateralism, and hegemony. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Greg Camp
This book is an absolute must for anyone interested in the American foreign policy and grand strategy. Read morePublished on April 24, 2008 by Michael Magoon
Gaddis does an excellent job putting current US foreign policy into its historical context. I especially appreciate the way he begins the book by noting that there are certain... Read morePublished on April 17, 2008 by Rob Bittick
John lewis Gaddis displays a lot of the most annoying features of the scholars who want to be remembered for their 'version/vision of history' rather than to take upon the (much... Read morePublished on August 18, 2006 by pr52David
PROVIDES WELL WRITTEN AND ACCURATE ANALYSIS OF U. S. NATIONAL SECURITY THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY'S HISTORY. DOES NOT ATTEMPT TO PANDER TO POPULAR OPINION. Read morePublished on January 2, 2006 by T. M. Monroe Jr.
What John Gaddis omits is that the strategy he outlines has to be bold, innovative, imaginative and lead by a gifted communicator - George Washington. Lincoln. FDR. Read morePublished on December 26, 2005 by John Hibbs
Just a word to those uninformed reviewers who critique Gaddis' historical prowess: John Lewis Gaddis is the premier cold war historian in the United States. Read morePublished on October 19, 2005 by Justin Siegel