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Picking Up the Reins

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Picking Up the Reins

America, Britain and the Postwar World

By Norman Moss

Overlook Press, Hardcover, 9781590201022, 228pp.

Publication Date: April 2, 2009

Description
At a time when America's diplomatic role in the world is coming increasingly under scrutiny, Picking Up the Reins looks at the U.S.'s assumption and acceptance of the role of superpower, and its evolution from being an opponent of the concept of empire, to a defender and ultimately an inheritor of the imperial role.