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George C. Herring's From Colony to Superpower won wide acclaim from critics and readers alike on publication. In Years of Peril and Ambition, the first part of a new split paperback edition of that magisterial work, Herring follows the United States' rise from a loose grouping of British colonies to its dramatic emergence as a superpower following the First World War, illuminating the central importance of foreign relations to the existence and even survival of the nation. George C. Herring is Alumni Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Kentucky. A leading authority on U.S. foreign relations, he is the former editor of Diplomatic History and a past president of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations. He is the author of America's Longest War: The United States and Vietnam, 1950-1975 and LBJ and Vietnam: A Different Kind of War, among other books. — biography from Years of Peril and Ambition: U.S. Foreign Relations, 1776-1921 (Oxford History of the United States)… (more)
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