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Daniel Immerwahr is Associate Professor of History at Northwestern University.
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A work of crucial, eye-opening historical recontextualization. This book achieves a clear-headed, well-argued synthesis of complex tangles and byways of American imperial history. Highly recommended.
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jasonllester | 22 other reviews | Jul 9, 2024 |
Excellent, so much information I haven't been exposed to on such familiar topics. The US has acted as an empire for the entirety of its short existence, tho few Americans would call it that. A look at all the territories and countries we've had undue influence on, and how that's affected them. Most of it has to do with our oversized military presence literally everywhere.
 
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KallieGrace | 22 other reviews | Dec 18, 2023 |
I walked a fine line between being fascinated by this book and being bored by it. Let me be clear: the fault wasn't with the book or the author. It's incredibly well researched, and at times astonishing, But it's also deeply political (as expected), and politics isn't one of my areas of interest. A book has to be truly outstanding to hold my interest when it deals so heavily with political machinations and maneuvers.

Immerwahr is clearly quite passionate about the subject matter. The vignettes he shares are powerful and striking, but they're also lengthy and in-depth in a way that requires full engagement with the material. For that reason, I struggled to finish this one… (more)
 
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Elizabeth_Cooper | 22 other reviews | Oct 27, 2023 |
The most interesting book about US history I've ever read.
 
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