Books on US foreign policy
February 19, 2014 12:34 AM Subscribe
Please recommend your favorite readable books on United States foreign policy. I'm open to a broad range - biography/autobiography of key figures, analysis around a specific event, focus on specific forms of diplomacy, focus on specific issues - but I want something that is engaging and not too dense. Imagine you could pull it out of your bag during your subway commute.
posted by AnnaRat to Law & Government (17 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I just finished Joseph Nye's Soft Power and although it is not only about the United States, the examples and discussion generally focused around the US. It was relatively short and easy to read, but is often quoted in the opening paragraph of academic papers on soft power - so has substance too.
My interest in this topic is broad. I don't mind an expansive compendium or long book if it is is good reading, but am also interested in well-written niche topics.