Flight of the Eagle: The Grand Strategies That Brought America from Colonial Dependence to World Leadership

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Like an eagle, American colonists ascended from the gulley of British dependence to the position of sovereign world power in a period of merely two centuries. Seizing territory in Canada and representation in Britain; expelling the French, and even their British forefathers, American leaders George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson paved their nation’s way to independence. With the first buds of public relation techniques of communication, dramatization, and propaganda America flourished into a vision of freedom, of enterprise, and of unalienable human rights.

In Flight of the Eagle, Conrad Black provides a perspective on American history that is unprecedented. Through his analysis of the strategic development of the United States from 1754-1992, Black describes nine phases” of the strategic rise of the nation, in which it progressed through grave challenges, civil and foreign wars, and secured a place for itself under the title of Superpower.” Black discredits prevailing notions that our unrivaled status is the product of good geography, demographics, and good luck. Instead, he reveals and analyzes the specific strategic decisions of great statesmen through the ages that transformed the world as we know it and established America’s place in it.

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Conrad Black wrote acclaimed biographies of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Richard Nixon. He was the chairman of the Telegraph newspapers in Britain, 1987-2003, and founded the National Post in Canada, where he remains a columnist. He also writes in the National Review Online, The New Criterion, and the Huffington Post. He has been a member of the British House of Lords since 2001. He lives in Canada.

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"Black is a versatile and thorough biographer who brings not only sympathy but eloquent clarity to his task....Black's superb volume, incorporating much new research, is an important and worthy addition to the literature." Publishers Weekly

"A rollicking read....[Black] has a rare talent for serious history, and the talent to tell it well." The Guardian

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