Play by the Rules by Michael Pembroke | Hardie Grant Publishing

Play by the Rules The Short Story of America's Leadership: From Hiroshima to COVID-19

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In Play by the Rules, acclaimed writer and historian Michael Pembroke offers a fresh take on the USA’s vast influence and asks whether it is still a force for good.

In the heady days after 1945, the authority of the United States was unrivalled. But seventy-five years later, its influence has already diminished. The world has now entered a post-American era – defined by the rise of Asia and the return of China, as much as by the decline of the United States. This book is a short history of that decline; how high standards and treasured principles were ignored; how idealism was replaced by hubris and moral compromise; and how adherence to the rule of law became selective. It is also a look into the future – a future dominated by greater Asia and China in particular. We are in the midst of the third great power shift in modern history – from Europe to America to Asia. 

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ISBN:

9781743796528

Format:

Paperback

Pages:

256

Dimensions:

23cm x 15cm

RRP:

$29.99

Category:

Fiction , Non-Fiction , History

Publisher:

Hardie Grant Books

Published:

05 August 2020

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Michael Pembroke

Michael Pembroke is a writer, historian, naturalist and the author of the acclaimed historical biography Arthur Phillip – Sailor, Mercenary, Governor, Spy (2013), which was short-listed for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards and runner-up in the National Maritime Museum history award. He was educated at the Universities of Sydney and Cambridge, is the son and the father of army officers, and has lived and travelled