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Ronald Steel's book on Walter Lippman published in Chinese

Award-winning biography now available
March 13, 2009

A Chinese translation of Ronald Steel’s classic biography of Walter Lippman (李普曼传) was published by China CITIC Press (中信出版社).

Prior to becoming a university professor, Ronald Steel served in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Foreign Service, wrote for magazines and newspapers, and authored several books on American foreign policy. Steel subsequently met Walter Lippman, who for decades had been the most influential writer on American foreign affairs. Steel began researching Lippman’s work and in 1980 published Walter Lippman and the American Century. The book was widely acclaimed and received the National Book Critics Circle Award for nonfiction and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for history. Prof. Steel added a new introduction to Walter Lippman and the American Century for the 1999 reprint from Transaction Publishers.

Ronald Steel teaches international relations at USC. In addition to the Lippman biography, Prof. Steel is the author of In Love With Night: The American Romance with Robert Kennedy (2000), Temptations of a Superpower (1996), Imperialists and Other Heroes (1971), Pax Americana (1967), and The End of Alliance (1964). He has also written dozens of articles, reviews, op-ed essays, and book chapters.