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Jan 11, 2009 2:18 am

A British Academic Explains American History

Like Niall Ferguson, Simon Schama, and David Starkey, DavidReynolds, Professor of International History and a Fellow of Christ’s College at the University of Cambridge, has made a reputation -- and good money -- for himself in broadcasting.

From September 2008 through July 2009, Reynolds is presenting his perspective on American history -- America, Empire of Liberty -- on BBC Radio 4. Reynolds charts the development of the United States, exploring three key themes -- Empire, Liberty, and Faith. Later this month, on January 19, Allen Lane publish the book that accompanies the series (available from for £15=00, i.e., half price). And on October 6, Basic Books publish this book in the U.S. Edward Luce’s favorable review in this weekend’s Financial Times will no doubt be the first of many discussions of Reynolds’ arguments.

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