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Kaplan, Lawrence S.

Works: 1 works in 5 publications in 1 language and 960 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Honoree
Classifications: E840, 327.73
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Most widely held works by Lawrence S Kaplan
The romance of history : essays in honor of Lawrence S. Kaplan( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Romance of History is a collection of articles and essays which reflects the varied professional interests of eminent diplomatic historian Lawrence S. Kaplan. The collection is drawn largely from Kaplan's former students?accomplished scholars in their own right?but also features senior colleagues. Throughout a lifetime of teaching and scholarship, Kaplan has accomplished one of the most important tasks of historians: to tell stories that enlightens and provoke. He has helped probe and define two vital areas of American history: the diplomacy of the early republics and the evolution of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Both eras were filled with challenges, risks, and policymakers alternately wise and unwise, brash and humble, idealistic and pragmatic; both eras were punctuated by crises that appeared to threaten the foundations of the nation; and, for Kaplan, both were linked by a common thread of reason and the patient effort to shape an effective diplomacy among shifting global rivals. The Romance of History is a tribute to a fine historian, demonstrating the range and scope of his interests
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The romance of history : essays in honor of Lawrence S. Kaplan