The 'Special Relationship' has long been a leading feature of ties between the USA and Britain, but never has it been more topical than now, following wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. 'Brothers Across the Ocean' is a unique and revealing investigation into this relationship's early history, vital to understanding its current incarnations, focusing on the period when Britain's role as a leading global power began to be rivalled - possibly eclipsed - by the rising star of the USA. Based on detailed examination of official and private papers, Iestyn Adams shows how Anglo-American diplomacy operated across the world, from South America to Hawaii, from Canada to the Far East. Adams argues it was in the Far East that the leading example of Anglo-American cooperation played out, through the Russo-Japanese War - a conflict of global importance that set the stage for a relationship that has endured into the twenty-first century. This insightful study is a valuable resource for scholars of Modern History and International Relations.
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