"A remarkable book . . . Anyone who wants to understand the history of the world we now live in has to begin somewhere, and there is no better or more up-to-date place to start than with this book."--Marc Trachtenberg, UCLA
"Keylor's new text on the post-1945 world elegantly and succinctly captures the rapidly changing character of the international system of the Cold War period and beyond."--Norman M. Naimark, Stanford University
"William Keylor has written an impressive, panoramic study of the international order since 1945 that surpasses other accounts in terms of depth, analytical richness, and finely-crafted regional histories . . . its sheer scope is breathtaking."--Nathan Citino, Colorado State University
"William Keylor makes international diplomatic history a pleasure to read. He writes with grace and style, but best of all, he synthesizes a complex fifty years into a comprehensive and comprehensible framework. This will become the standard text for the period."--Robert Art, Brandeis University
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About the Author
William R. Keylor received his B.A. from Stanford University and his M.A. and Ph.D in history from Columbia University. He is Professor of History and International Relations at Boston University, where he chaired its Department of History from 1988 to 2000 and currently directs its International History Institute. He has been the recipient of Guggenheim, Fulbright, Woodrow Wilson, and Earhart Fellowships, was elected to the International Institute for Strategic Studies, and was named Chevalier de L'Ordre National du M'érite by the French government. He is author or editor of several books and articles on the history of international relations and the history of modern France, including The Twentieth-Century World and Beyond: An International History Since 1900, Fifth Edition (OUP, 2006), Encyclopedia of the Modern World (2005), and The Legacy of The Great War: Peacemaking 1919 (1998).