Books by FPRI Scholars

Ike’s Gamble: America’s Rise to Dominance in the Middle East

Michael S. Doran

Click here to purchase this book This major retelling of the Suez Crisis of 1956—one of the most important events in the history of US policy in the Middle ...

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The Path to War: How the First World War Created Modern America

Michael Neiberg

Click here to purchase this book. When war broke out in Europe in August of 1914, it seemed, to observers in the United States, the height of madness. The ...

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The Tragedy of U.S. Foreign Policy: How America’s Civil Religion Betrayed the National Interest

Walter A. McDougall

A fierce critique of civil religion as the taproot of America’s bid for global hegemony Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Walter A. McDougall argues powerfully that a pervasive but radically changing ...

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The Struggle to Save the Soviet Economy: Mikhail Gorbachev and the Collapse of the USSR

Chris Miller

For half a century the Soviet economy was inefficient but stable. In the late 1980s, to the surprise of nearly everyone, it suddenly collapsed. Why did his happen? And what role ...

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How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything: Tales from the Pentagon

Rosa Brooks

Click here to purchase How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything: Tales from the Pentagon The first serious book to examine what happens when the ancient boundary ...

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