American Foreign Relations, Brief, addresses the major issues presented in American Foreign Relations in a convenient, concise format. Like its full-length counterpart, the text places the idea of American expansion at its center, using it to examine the political and diplomatic-as well as social and cultural-dimensions of America's role in the world. This brief text allows professors to incorporate primary sources or other materials into their courses, or to teach a one-semester course on American foreign relations. The text offers a concise presentation of material within the same framework as the full-length version of American Foreign Relations. Coverage of recent events in the Brief Edition includes the war in Iraq, the Abu-Gharib prison scandal, The 9/11 Commission Report, and debates on foreign policy in the 2004 election.Paterson, Thomas G. is the author of 'American Foreign Relations Volume Ii Since 1895', published 2005 under ISBN 9780618382224 and ISBN 0618382224.