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The Faces of Power: Constancy and Change in United States Foreign Policy From Truman To Reagan
The Faces of Power: Constancy and Change in United States Foreign Policy From Truman To Reagan
By Seyom Brown
Columbia University Press, 1983, 672 pp.

This is a revised and extended combination of the author's 1968 edition of The Faces of Power and his 1979 study of the Kissinger years, The Crises of Power. The new material (125 pages) on the Carter Administration is especially good. Brown's conclusion is that Carter often used international power effectively but that he suffered from overblown idealistic rhetoric.