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Elizabeth Edwards Spalding

Elizabeth Edwards Spalding is assistant professor of government at Claremont McKenna College and the author of The First Cold Warrior: Harry Truman, Containment, and the Remaking of Liberal Internationalism (University Press of Kentucky). She received her B.A. from Hillsdale College, M.A. and Ph.D. from The University of Virginia.


Selected Research and Publications

  • The First Cold Warrior: Harry Truman, Containment, and the Remaking of Liberal Internationalism (University Press of Kentucky, 2006)
  • “True Believers” Wilson Quarterly (Spring 2006)
  • Chapter, “The Origins and Meaning of Reagan’s Cold War,” in edited volume on Ronald Reagan’s presidency (Rowman & Littlefield, 2005)
  • Article, “The Ratification of NATO: Executive-Legislative Cooperation and an Unprecedented Commitment in U.S. Foreign Policy” in David Abshire, ed., Triumphs and Tragedies of the Modern President (Praeger, 2001), and in the Center for the Study of the Presidency’s Report to the President-Elect 2000 (Fall 2000)

Selected Awards and Affiliations

  • Earhart Foundation research grant (1996-97)
  • Harry S. Truman Library Institute Dissertation Year Fellowship (1993-94)
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