Encyclopedia of U.S. Foreign Relations: 4 Volume Set

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9780195110555: Encyclopedia of U.S. Foreign Relations: 4 Volume Set

Prepared under the auspices of the Council on Foreign Relations, this comprehensive four-volume reference examines the political, economic, military, and cultural interactions of the federal government and the American people with nations and peoples abroad from 1776 to the present. It includes more than 1,000 signed, alphabetically arranged entries, ranging from brief biographical sketches to major essays on critical issues of U.S. foreign policy. The only encyclopedia on the subject of such breadth and authority, it is indispensable for scholars and students of American history, U.S. foreign relations, diplomatic history, and international law, as well as an important resource for government officials, policymakers, political scientists, journalists, and general readers interested in the history of America's involvements with the greater world community.

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Bruce W. Jentleson, Director of the Washington Center, University of California at Davis. Thomas G. Paterson, Professor of History, University of Connecticut.

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Since the days of Diderot, there has been no end to the making of encyclopedias, and this new one is worth the cost. Produced under the auspices of the Council on Foreign Relations, it differs in presentation and scope from the thematically arranged three-volume Encyclopedia of American Foreign Policy (1978) and is much more extensive than John Findling's shorter but still quite valuable Dictionary of American Diplomatic History (Greenwood, 1989. 2d ed.). The new four-volume set is a treasure-trove of excellent scholarship from well-known historians, political scientists, and assorted academicians affiliated with the study of diplomacy. Wide-ranging in its coverage, with more than 1000 essays varying in length from a few paragraphs to several pages, it is unmatched in its treatment of this dynamic and fast-changing field. The encyclopedia concludes with an extensive chronology of U.S. foreign relations and a country-by-country bibliography of recent writings. An indispensable resource where affordable; for larger libraries, it readily supplements existing works, and for smaller ones it provides all the coverage necessary for most users.?Edward Goedeken, Iowa State Univ. Lib., Ames
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