An Artificial Wilderness
Philip Bobbitt's The Shield of Achilles is getting a serious and heartening push from its publisher, Knopf, writes Roger Gathman. Does he seriously think there's an audience for a book that, among other things, explains the strategic deliberations of Napoleon III? "I always conceived a large audience for this book," Bobbitt claims. "I'd be crushed if scholars didn't attend to this book, but I meant it for anybody who wants to keep seriously informed about world affairs."
"...the moment on foreign policy, The Shield of Achilles (Knopf, $40). The book says much about the historic role..."
June 21, 2002 Books Feature by Roger Gathman