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Henry Cabot Lodge and the Search for an American Foreign Policy

Henry Cabot Lodge and the Search for an American Foreign Policy

By William C. Widenor

University of California Press, 1980, 400 pp.

Henry Cabot Lodge (1850-1924) is too often presented in caricature as the imperialist friend of Theodore Roosevelt and the bitter foe of Woodrow Wilson. This superb intellectual biography explicates the full range of Lodge's thought, and in the process illuminates the nature of American nationalism and tensions in foreign policy which still affect our perceptions and actions.