Don't judge Philip Terzian's "Architects of Power: Roosevelt, Eisenhower and the American Century" (Encounter Books) by its cover - - or by the fact that just 127 pages, including bibliography and index, separate its front and back covers.
There's a lot to ponder in this accessible, thoughtful book, which the Trib phoned Terzian -- literary editor of The Weekly Standard and a political and cultural journalist for nearly four decades -- to discuss. Following are excerpts.
On his inspiration:
One of my main motives was ... arguing with the conventional wisdom, both about American power and about these two individuals, who are both very well known, but I think …
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