The Atlanticists is the history of the American commitment to Europe in the twentieth century as seen through the eyes of the personalities who made it. Such commitment did not emerge serendipitously. It was carefully constructed and cemented by a network of diplomats and politicians that imagined, built, and sustained a new international system centered on the Atlantic. In their vision, America and Europe were essential parts of a single, cooperative community, not rivals or one another's periodic savior. Historian Kenneth Weisbrode reveals—for the first time, warts and all—the insider's story of the people who built this community. Ironically, and perhaps auspiciously, Weisbrode's look back at the creation of this important alliance comes at a time when U.S.-European relationships are straining, and in very real danger of coming apart.