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Walter Russell Mead

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Walter Russell Mead, the Henry A. Kissinger Senior Fellow in U.S. Foreign Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations, is the author of Mortal Splendor and Special Providence, which won the Lionel Gelber Award for best book on international affairs in English for the year 2002. He is a contributing editor to The Los Angeles Times; has written for The New York Times, the Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and The New Yorker; and is a regular reviewer of books on the United States for Foreign Affairs. Mr. Mead also lectures regularly on American foreign policy. He lives in New... Read More

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God and Gold
Britain, America, and the Making of the Modern World
Written by Walter Russell Mead


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 14, 2008
Price: $18.95

A stunningly insightful account of the global political and economic system, sustained first by Britain and now by America, that has created the modern world.

The key to the two countries' predominance, Mead argues, lies in the individualistic ideology inherent in the Anglo-American religion. Over the years Britain and America's liberal... Read more >
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God and Gold
Britain, America, and the Making of the Modern World
Written by Walter Russell Mead


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 14, 2008
Price: $12.99

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Power, Terror, Peace, and War
America's Grand Strategy in a World at Risk
Written by Walter Russell Mead


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $13.99

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Power, Terror, Peace, and War
America's Grand Strategy in a World at Risk
Written by Walter Russell Mead


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 14, 2005
Price: $14.95

International affairs expert and award-winning author of Special Providence Walter Russell Mead here offers a remarkably clear-eyed account of American foreign policy and the challenges it faces post—September 11.

Starting with what America represents to the world community, Mead argues that throughout its history it has been guided by a coherent set... Read more >
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Special Providence
American Foreign Policy and How It Changed the World
Written by Walter Russell Mead


Format: eBook, 400 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: June 20, 2012
Price: $37.99

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