U.S. Foreign Relations through 1921 is the first part of From Colony to Superpower, an international narrative blends political, diplomatic, and military history with economic, cultural, and religious history.
Even as America asserts itself globally, it lacks a grand strategy to replace "containment of communism." This book outlines a strategy, directing America's powers to the achievement of its large purposes. Central to this strategy is the power of American ideals, what the author calls "the fourth power".
The world relies on American leadership, and America has international interests - they must continue their role as an indispensable nation and remain actively involved abroad. This title outlines the three choices facing the new America: Be independent; Moneyball: America; and Be indispensable.