Praise for Crucible of Power: A History of American Foreign Relations from 1897:
Howard Jones draws on his remarkable breadth as a historian of U.S. foreign relations to produce a distinguished survey of America's growth as an emerging power in the 1890s to its present-day position of global preeminence. His exposition is precise; his sources, exhaustive; his illustrations, revealing.
Straightforward and direct, Crucible of Power provides students with an accessible means of gaining entrée into the history of U.S. foreign relations.
In a volume characteristic of his broad-ranging and important scholarship on U.S. foreign relations, Professor Jones has written a comprehensive, tempered, and highly accessible narrative account of the nation's twentieth-century international involvements.