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June 2007

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A frequent contributor to this Journal (see our archives), Dr. Michael H. Hunt, Professor of History at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, will discuss his new book on Thursday, May 26, 7:00 p.m., at the Regulator Book Shop, 720 Ninth Street, Durham, North Carolina. The event is free and open to the public.

History Professor To Discuss His New Book

The American Ascendancy: How the United States Gained and Wielded Global Dominance by Michael H. Hunt (Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press (April 10, 2007))

Michael H. Hunt will discuss and sign copies of his new book, The American Ascendancy: How the United States Gained and Wielded Global Dominance, at the Regulator Bookshop on Thursday, May 26, 2007, at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

What road did America travel to reach its current global preeminence? Taking the long historical view, Hunt demonstrates that wealth, confidence, and leadership were key elements to America’s ascent. He charts America’s rise to global power from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries to a culminating multilayered dominance achieved in the mid-twentieth century. Hunt examines how the United States remade great power relations, fashioned limits for the third world, and shaped our current international economic and cultural order. He also addresses current issues, such as how durable American power really is and what options remain for America’s future.

Hunt is Everett H. Emerson Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the author of nine previous books, including The World Transformed: 1945 to the Present; Lyndon Johnson’s War: America’s Cold War Crusade in Vietnam, 1945-1968; and Ideology and U.S. Foreign Policy.



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