Synopses & Reviews
On September 11, 2001, Mark Hertsgaard was completing a trip around the world, gathering perceptions about America from people in fifteen countries. Whether sophisticated business leaders, starry-eyed teenagers, or Islamic fundamentalists, his subjects were both admiring and uneasy about the United States, enchanted yet bewildered, appalled yet envious. Exploring such paradoxes, Hertsgaard exposes truths that force natives and outsiders alike to see America with fresh eyes. In a world growing more American by the day, The Eagle's Shadow is a major statement about and to the place everyone discusses but few understand.
"Engaging and informative...A revealing report on others' view of the 'Parochial Superpower' and everything associated with it."The Christian Science Monitor
"[An] honest self-examination...Hertsgaard has a light hand with political analysis that is extremely refreshing."Los Angeles Times
"An impassioned critique of the status quo."San Francisco Chronicle
On September 11, 2001, Hertsgaard was completing a trip around the world, gathering perceptions about America from people in 15 countries. He now exposes truths that force natives and outsiders alike to see America with fresh eyes.
About the Author
is the author of five books. His journalism has appeared in The New Yorker, Times, Harper’s, The New York Times
, The Nation, The Gaurdian, Die Zeit
, and many other publications around the world. He is a frequent contributor to National Public Radio and Worldlink TV. Visit his Web site at www.markhertsgaard.com.