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Flight of the eagle : the grand strategies that brought America from colonial dependence to world leadership

Author: Conrad Black
Publisher: New York : Encounter Books, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First American editionView all editions and formats
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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." He 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Conrad Black
ISBN: 9781594036736 159403673X
OCLC Number: 809615512
Description: xiii, 746 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The aspirant state, 1754-1836 --
The path to independence: The British and Americans defeat the French in America, 1754-1774 --
Independence: The Americans and French defeat the British in America, 1774-1789 --
Creating a new republic in the world, 1789-1809 --
Reconciling with Britain abroad, and with slavery at home, 1809-1836 --
2. The predestined people, 1836-1933 --
Slavery: The house divided, 1836-1860 --
Civil War and reconstruction: The agony and triumph of the American union, 1860-1889 --
A new great power in the world, 1889-1914 --
The crisis of democracy: world war, isolationism, and depression, 1914-1933 --
3. The indispensable country, 1933-1957 --
Toward America's rendezvous with destiny, 1933-1941 --
The victory of democracy in the West, 1941-1945 --
From world war to cold war, 1945-1951 --
The red scare and the free world, 1951-1957 --
4. The supreme nation, 1957-2013 --
Peace and prosperity, 1957-1965 --
Vietnam and détente, the beginning of the end of the cold war, 1965-1973 --
To the summit of the world, 1973-1992 --
Waiting for the future, 1992-2013.
Responsibility: Conrad Black.

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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,  Read more...

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