Since it first appeared in 1971, Rise to Globalism has sold hundreds of thousands of copies. The ninth edition of this classic survey, now updated through the administration of George W. Bush, offers a concise and informative overview of the evolution of American foreign policy from 1938 to the present, focusing on such pivotal events as World War II, the Cuban Missile Crisis, Vietnam, and 9/11.
Examining everything from the Iran-Contra scandal to the rise of international terrorism, the authors analyze-in light of the enormous global power of the United States-how American economic aggressiveness, racism, and fear of Communism have shaped the nation's evolving foreign policy.
About the Author
Stephen E. Ambrose wrote twenty books on military affairs and foreign policy in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. His most recent books, D-Day and Undaunted Courage, were mainstays on The New York Times bestseller list. He died in 2002.
Douglas G. Brinkley is Stephen E. Ambrose Professor of History and Director of the Eisenhower Center for American Studies at the University of New Orleans. He is the award-winning author of fourteen books, including Tour of Duty: John Kerry and the Vietnam War.
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